Home Geology Volcanic Eruption

Volcanic Eruption

Posts on volcanoes and volcanic eruption happening around the world

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...

Is the Ring of Fire heating up again? Volcanic eruptions of Agung, Sinabung, Krakatau (Indonesia), Nevados de Chillan (Chile) and Sakurajima (Japan)

On May 12, 2019, many volcanoes around the Ring Of Fire very active, spewing lava, ash and gas hundreds of meters abover their craters. Here a summary of the most potent eruptions:

Greater Seattle will be drowned by a river of hot mud

Poor Seattle can't catch a break. We've already covered how the mild-mannered city is particularly prone to giant earthquakes, but it gets even worse: the entire Greater Seattle is at the risk of...

How many volcanoes have the potential to trigger devastating tsunamis like lately Anak Krakatau?

An international team of researchers from the United States, the UK, and Indonesia has developed the first detailed computer model to represent the eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano in an effort...

Unusual earthquake swarm on Tenerife aligned with volcanic cones of the 1430 eruption in the Orotava Valley

A series of small earthquakes - M0.7 to M1.4 - has rattled the southern ridge of Tenerife. Such seismic activity is very unusual at this location. Moreover, the tremors are aligned with...

Mount Aso erupts for first time in two and a half years in Japan

Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, erupted about 6:28 p.m. on April 16, 2019, ejecting plumes of gas and ash 200 meters above the summit. That is the first eruption in two...

Hawaii: Mauna Loa volcano shows signs of increasing activity following Kilauea eruption

The Hawaii Volcano Observatory is monitoring Mauna Loa closely as the volcano shows signs of increasing activity following the Kilauea eruption. A lava flow from Mauna Loa during...

The volcanic unrest continues… And with the current solar minimum, it is not going to stop in a while! Be prepared! Ongoing eruptions in Kamchatka, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Chile… Unrest in New Zealand

There are currently 19 erupting volcanoes, 16 in minor eruption states (35 in total) and 32 volcanoes in unrest. This is a lot! And this enhanced volcanic activity is not going to...

New THERMAL AREA discovered at Yellowstone supervolcano has grown within last two decades and shows there is an unusual uptick in activity at Yellowstone and around

Scientists have discovered a new thermal area at Yellowstone National Park, which is believed to have grown in the past two decades. The previously unknown pocket of warmth was discovered nestled between...

Popocatepetl volcano alert raised after powerful explosion near Mexico City

The National Disaster Prevention Center (Cenapred) raised its alert for the Popocatépetl volcano from yellow Phase 2 to yellow Phase 3 due to increased volcanic activity - the highest warning level before...

Popocatepetl volcano explodes violently during LARGEST eruption in years in Mexico

Mexico's active Popocatepetl volcano has exploded late Monday evening, sending ash and debris high into the air and several kilometers away from the crater. The roar of the eruption was reported and...

Mt St Helens before and after its deadly 1980 eruption

Mount St. Helens is most notorious for its major 1980 eruption, the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in U.S. history. Mt St Helens before and after...

Strong M5.5 earthquake hits close to Kilauea volcano, Hawaii – Will it wake up AGAIN?

A Magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck the south flank of Kīlauea Volcano on Hawaiʻi Island at 12:55 a.m. HST early Wednesday morning. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.0 km (4.3 miles)...

Watch Mount St Helens volcano dome SWELL and mountain rise by 1640ft (500m)

Mount St Helens' volcano dome was caught swelling in size considerably, growing by 1,640ft (500m) during the volcanic unrest between 2004-2008, a shocking US Geological Survey (USGS) timelapse reveals. Nowadays, The volcano...

Forget the San Andreas Fault! California’s next ‘Big One’ could be a volcanic eruption, USGS WARNS

The U.S. Geological Survey has warned that California’s next big hazard could come in the form of a volcanic eruption - not a damaging earthquake, landslides, floods, tsunamis, and wildfires, as the...

Agung and Batur volcanoes have a connected plumbing system which led to Agung awakening in 2017 in Indonesia

When Mount Agung in Indonesia erupted in 2017, the search was on to find out why it had stirred. Thanks to information on ground deformation from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission, scientists now...

Piton de la Fournaise volcano erupts again on La Réunion

The 'Piton de la Fournaise' - a shield volcano on the eastern side of Réunion island in the Indian Ocean - is erupting again. First eruption of Piton de la Fournaise in 2019:...

Etna volcano strongly erupts forcing partial airport closure in Italy – Aviation ALERT RED

Another powerful eruption occurred at Etna's NE crater on February 18, 2019, ejecting a volcanic plume several hundreds of meters in the air, and causing partial closure of the Catania International airport....

Popocatepetl volcano lights up the night sky of Mexico

Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano unleashed a powerful explosion on February 14, 2019. It was the first eruption of a long series of explosions that started about 9pm local time and went on for more...

Strong volcanic activity around the world: Eruptions of Merapi (Indonesia), Kadovar (PNG), Sheveluch (Russia) and Poas (Costa Rica)

Merapi, Indonesia A pyroclastic flow hurtled down the slopes of Merapi volcano over a distance of 400 meters on February 11, 2019 at 8:58 WIB local time. 

While nobody speaks about it anymore, here an fantastic flyover video of Fissure 8 in Leilani Estates, Big Island, Hawaii 2019

Just the other day I was wondering about this site... The media has lost interest in it.. I was so happy to find this video and how things are as of today...