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Popocatepetl Volcano Erupts Again in Mexico

Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano erupted twice on Sunday, blasting a column of ash, smoke and gas more than 1.5km into the sky.  A level-two yellow alert warning remains in...

What Would Happen If the Yellowstone Supervolcano Actually Erupted?

If the supervolcano underneath Yellowstone National Park ever had another massive eruption, it could spew ash for thousands of miles across the United States, damaging buildings, smothering crops, and shutting down power plants.

Underwater Volcano Erupts in Tonga and Covers Ocean in Ash and Volcanic Rocks

An unexpected underwater eruption occurred near Fonualei island in the Tonga archipelago on August 7, 2019. The eruption was so large that volcanic rocks and ash completely covered the ocean...

More Than 100 Extinct Volcanoes Discovered in Australia

A field of about 100 volcanoes in Australia have been discovered. This formerly lava-spewing Jurassic landscape was buried under hundreds of feet of rock in Australia's Cooper and...

Dramatic Volcanic Eruption of Popocatepetl Volcano Sends Ash Plumes 20-24,000 ft (6-7 km) in the Air Over Mexico (Video)

The Popocatepetl volcano has increased its activity with more frequent individual explosions. During during the last 24 hours, 160 exhalations (passive emissions of steam, gas and/or ash), 548...

The internet has erupted with fears about the magma under Yellowstone Park, but mountains to the west pose the true dangers

The series of powerful earthquakes that shook Southern California in July prompted understandable concern about whether the region is prepared for a period of possibly more active seismic shifts.

Kilauea Water Update: 3 Steaming Ponds Grow at the Bottom of Halema’uma’u Crater (VIDEO) – Formation of a Lake?

Observations conducted Sunday at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano revealed the presence of a third “pond” of water in Halemaʻumaʻu crater. Halema‘uma‘u has not had a pond of...

Unprecedented: Mysterious Water Found at the Bottom of Kilauea Volcano Crater in Hawaii – And Nobody Knows What it Means

Yesterday USGS Volcanoes revealed that water has appeared at the bottom of Halema‘uma‘u. But Halema‘uma‘u has never had a pond of water since written observations began, so the presence of...

What if one of Alaska’s 52 historically active volcanoes erupted on a truly major scale?

Mount Iliamna, Augustine Volcano, Mount Redoubt and Mount Spurr, Anchorage's closest neighbor volcanoes have an explosive, active history.  But the region around Alaska's biggest city is hardly a stranger to volcanic...

Piton de la Fournaise volcano erupts for the third time in 2019… already

Here we go again! The Piton de la Fournaise is a shield volcano on the eastern side of Réunion island (a French department) in the Indian Ocean has started erupting at...

Indonesia issues flight alert after Tangkuban Parahu volcano erupts near Bandung, the country’s third-biggest city, covering villages and streets in ash

Indonesian authorities issued a flight alert notice after a volcano erupted near the country's third-biggest city of Bandung on Friday (July 26) afternoon. The first eruption in 36 years...

Ubinas volcano eruption in Peru: State of emergency and 30,000 people evacuated

A state of emergency has been declared in the area around the volcano after it violently exploded on July 20, 2019, sending ash all the way into Bolivia.

Violent eruption of Ubinas volcano in Peru ejects ash 40,000 ft in the air – Hundreds of people evacuated – Alert level raised to Orange

Hundreds of people living near the Ubinas volcano have been evacuated after the volcanic peak erupted 07:35 UTC (02:35 local time) on July 19, 2019. The ash plume...

Raikoke volcanic eruption: Before and after videos

A massive eruption of the Raikoke volcano, Kurile Islands, Russia took place on June 22, 2019. This is how the Raikoke island looked like before and after the...

Fresh magma found simmering under an ‘extinct’ volcano in Romania

Romania’s Saint Anne Lake is situated in an ancient crater from the eruption of the Ciomadul volcano. The peak last blew its top some 30,000 years ago. And...

The exact moment the Stromboli volcano erupts violently in Italy… From a sailboat

On July 3, 2019, the Stromboli volcano erupted violently, killing one tourist and burying villages and hamlets in ash. The following video catches the exact moment of the...

Alaska Volcano Observatory raises the Aviation Color Code to YELLOW and the Alert Level to ADVISORY at Shishaldin Volcano

On July 12, 2019, the Alaska Volcano Observatory raised the Aviation Color Code to YELLOW and the Alert Level to ADVISORY at Shishaldin Volcano. This change is based on increased...

Extremely rare lava lake discovered on sub-Antarctic island

An incredibly rare lake of lava has been discovered on Saunders Island in the South Sandwich Islands, one of the world’s most remote and volcanically active island ranges.

Meanwhile Etna volcano erupts

Volcanoes in Italy are currently very active. Just before Stromboli today, a powerful explosion rattled Etna volcano on July 2, 2019. Etna volcanic...

Violent Stromboli volcanic eruption kills one tourist in Italy

The Stromboli volcano has violently erupted, killing a tourist in Italy. Other people, terrified when ash started rising high into the sky, threw themselves into the sea.

Mauna Loa, Hawaii: Alert level raised for the world’s largest active volcano

For the past several months, earthquake and ground deformation rates at Mauna Loa Volcano have exceeded long term background levels. Accordingly, HVO is elevating the Mauna Loa...

Manam volcano erupts strongly, sends ash to 50,000ft (15km), just two days after dramatic Ulawun eruption in Papua New Guinea

Just 2 days after the large eruption of Ulawun, another large explosive eruption was recorded at Manam volcano in Papua New Guinea on June 28, 2019. Yes another...

Post-apocalyptic pictures of powerful Raikoke volcanic eruption

Raikoke Volcano on the Kuril Islands of Russia, south of the volcanically active Kamchatka Peninsula, erupted on June 22, 2019, for the first time since 1924. The eruption was...

Major eruption of Stromboli volcano, Italy captured on infrared video

Yesterday, June 25, 2019, 11.03pm, the Stromboli volcano had a major eruption at the south-central area of ​​the Stromboli crater terrace. The seismic signal associated with the strong...

Volcanic alert level raised at Whakaari – White Island, New Zealand after earthquake swarm releases record amount of gas

Scientists have raised the Volcanic Alert Level at Whakaari - White Island to level 2, following moderate unrest on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.  The island off the Bay of Plenty presents...

Very dangerous Ulawun volcano violently erupts in PNG, spewing lava 13km (8.1 miles) in the air and sending residents fleeing – Hundreds evacuated

Ulawun is considered as one of the world's most hazardous volcano. The volatile volcanic peak in Papua New Guinea has erupted on June 26, 2019, spewing...

Anak Krakatau erupts in Indonesia

After a few weeks of rest, the volcano Anak krakatau has erupted again on June 25, 2019, 9:22am, local time. The eruption was caught on by PVMBG cameras...

Unexpected eruption of Raikoke volcano, Russia sends plume of ash and gases up to 12 miles (17 km) a.s.l. in the air

Unlike some of its perpetually active neighbors on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Raikoke Volcano on the Kuril Islands rarely erupts. The small, oval-shaped island most recently exploded in 1924 and in 1778. The...

Strong eruptions of Popocatepetl volcano sends ash 8km in the air in Mexico – Alert level RED at Manam volcano, PNG – Bulldozing Hwy 132 after 2018 Kilauea volcanic eruption on Hawaii

Within the last few days, the eruptive activity of Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico has violently increased, exploding almost every day. Meanwhile, the aviation color at Manam volcano has...

Melbourne and Auckland ready to blow! Volcano alert in Australia and New Zealand as expert warns both megapoles could be hit by massive underground eruption sending torrent of lava through the streets

A LEADING expert has warned a deadly underground volcanic eruption could strike urban Australia at any moment causing torrents of lava to flow through the streets. The catastrophic...

Scientists warn Russian Bolshaya Udina volcano could erupt at any time and cause destruction on scale of Pompeii

A slumbering titan in Russia's Far East could soon awaken. Scientists warn that a long-dormant volcano is showing new signs of activity, and an eruption could spell disaster...

Largest eruption in years of Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico sends ash column 37,000 feet (11.3 km) a.s.l.

Mexico’s Popocatépetl continued its explosive uptick in style today, June 03, by firing an ash column to approximately 37,000 feet (11.3 km) a.s.l. This is the volcano’s largest...

New strong eruption of Etna volcano (Italy) sends volcanic ash between 3.5 and 4 km (11 500 to 13 120 feet) in the air – Aviation color code to RED

Two new eruptive fissures have opened early May 30, 2019, on the northern and southeastern sides of the New Southeast Crater, producing strombolian activity and small lava flows. The Aviation Color Code...

More than 300 earthquakes rattle White Island, NZ – No link to volcano activity SO FAR -Scientists don’t understand what set the swarm off

A swarm of small earthquakes continues around Whakaari/White Island, but so far there's no indication the quakes are connected to the volcano. Since Thursday, GeoNet has recorded more than 300 earthquakes, centred...

The legend of the Mayon volcano in the Philippines

The Legend of the Mayon Volcano Panganoron & Magayon Mayon Volcano spawns ash clouds as seen on January 17, 2018. Picture by Ciriaco Santiago III, for ABS-CBN News

Powerful eruption of Sinabung volcano sends ash 15km (50,000ft) in the air just days after official alert level was decreased in Indonesia

Just few days after the official alert level had been decreased, a massive explosion occurred last night at 02:53 local time, generating an ash plume that rose up to 15 km altitude...

Bermuda island mystery: The ancient volcano that built Bermuda is UNLIKE any other on Earth

No two volcanoes are the same, but they all form in the same handful of ways. All, it seems, except for the ancient volcano forming the foundations of the island of Bermuda. After examining...

Spectacular eruptions of Agung (Indonesia) and Sarychev (Russia) volcanoes – Increased seismic activity of Kusatsu Shirane, and Hakoneyama volcanoes (Japan)

Everyday, volcanoes erupt along the Ring of Fire. Here the latest volcanic explosions reported around the world. Agung volcano, Indonesia Bali's Mount Agung in Karangasem District...

Volcanic lava and fire erupts from the ground in Tripura, India, for the fourth time in a year

Sensation prevails after volcanic lava-like inflammable liquid has been reported erupting again in Tripura since Wednesday morning. The incident has been reported from Madhuban under Kathaltali village, on the outskirts of Agartala. This...

New active underwater volcano discovered off the coast of Mayotte responsible for intense and long-duration earthquake swarm

The source of the prolonged Mayotte earthquake swarm has been finally identified. It's a new active volcano discovered 3.5 km (2.7 miles) below sea surface, measuring 0.8 km (0.5 miles) high and...