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Axial Seamount, a Huge Underwater Volcano off Oregon Coast, Was 3D Scanned for the First Time and Scientists Predict the Deep-Sea Magma Monster Could Erupt Within the Next 5 Years

Axial Seamount, situated off Oregon's coast, is one of the most active, and also one of the most studied submarine volcanoes on the planet. This summer scientists set...

White Island Volcanic Eruption Kills at Least 5 in New Zealand

Five people have been confirmed killed after a volcanic eruption on New Zealand’s Whakaari / White Island. This figure is expected to...

M4.9 Earthquake Hits Mauna Kea – Is the Tallest Volcano on Earth Waking Up Soon?

A M4.9 earthquake shook Mauna Kea, the tallest volcano on earth, on Big Island, Hawaii on November 11, 2019. More than 1100 people have already reported having felt...

Underwater Volcanic Eruption in Tonga Sinks One Island and Creates Another Three Times Larger

An undersea volcanic eruption in the Tongan archipelago has sunk one island and created another one that is three times larger. The new island is estimated to be...

Red Alert at Manam (PNG) After Eruption and Lava Flow at Remote Mawson Peak on Heard Island, Australia

Here an update on volcanic eruptions taking place around the world. Today, we feature the Manam and Mawson Peak activities. Manam volcanic eruption on...

Ten thousand years of volcanic eruptions in awesome animated maps (video)

We live on a geologically active planet. This, of course, isn’t a shock to anyone but sometimes seeing just now active it is can be fascinating. Now, let's...

Geologists in Hawaii are closely watching a growing lake on the Kilauea volcano for any potential signs it could blow its top again

The Kīlauea summit crater lake continues to grow at the bottom of Halemaʻumaʻu. Definitely, in the past 200 years, we haven’t seen activity like this. So we’re keeping...

Some Underwater Volcanoes Create Volcanic Gas Bubbles More Than a Quarter-Mile Across

Volcanic eruptions are spewing large plumes of gas and ash in the sky sometimes disturbing aircrafts. A new study shows that when the mostly underwater Bogoslof volcano in...

Underwater Volcano Erupts in Tonga – Ash and Gas Plume Reaches 17,000ft – Aviation VONA Alert Increased to Orange

The Metis Shoal Volcano, Ha'apai, in Tonga erupted on October 15, 2019, sending a plume of ash and gas 15,000-17000ft above the summit. As of 10:20 a.m., the...

Intense Eruption of Poas Volcano Prompts Park Closure in Costa Rica

The Poás Volcano in Costa Rica erupted on Monday, October 1, 2019. The volcanic explosion has prompted officials to temporarily close the popular tourist attraction because of a...

Shiveluch Volcano Erupts Strongly in Kamchatka – Ash Plume Rises to 30,000 ft Into the Air – Pyroclastic Flow (Video)

Shiveluch volcano, situted in Kamchatka, Russia, had a large eruption on October 1-2, sending a plume of ash to 30,000 ft into the air. The powerful eruption...

Residents Flee After Ulawun Volcano Newly Erupts in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's volatile Ulawun volcano erupted early Tuesday, October 1, sending a column of red lava shooting up into the sky and forcing the evacuation of recently returned residents.

The Loudest Sound in History Was Produced by the Krakatoa Eruption and Heard 3,100 Miles Away, Shattering Eardrums of Sailers 40 Miles Away

A volcanic eruption produced the loudest sound in the world. The sound of the Krakatoa eruption in 1883 caused shock waves 10,000 times more powerful than that of...

The World is Unprepared For the Next Major Eruption

The world needs to do more to prepare for the next huge volcanic eruption, a team of leading scientists says. They insist we need to do more to...

While Piparo Mud Volcano Explodes and Cracks Roads, Tropical Storm Karen Floods Trinidad and Tobago

While residents living near Piparo mud volcano, Trinidad and Tobago, reported hearing a loud explosion at 22:08 local time, on September 21, 2019. Heavy rain, strong winds...

New Strong Eruption of Anak Krakatau in Indonesia

Anak Krakatau volcano erupted strongly on September 18, 2019. The unexpected surtseyan eruption at the crater lake of Anak Krakatau surprised observers with its dark ash and characteristic...

Mt St Helens Before and After Picture of Deadly Eruption in 1980

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

Mount Karangetan Volcanic Eruption Triggers Evacuations in Indonesia

Mount Karangetan volcano in central Indonesia is erupting since Thursday, spewing large plumes of ash in the sky. More than 50 people living on the slope of the...

We Should Better Monitor the U.S. Most Dangerous Volcanoes to Better Predict the Next Sudden Eruption

A thicket of red tape and regulations have made it difficult for volcanologists to build monitoring stations along Mount Hood and other active volcanoes. Mount Hood in Oregon...

Kilauea Volcanic Eruption Unexpectedly Triggered a Giant Algae Bloom in Pacific Ocean

Volcanic eruptions are typically associated with death and destruction... But the recent eruptions on Hawaii’s Big Island resulted in an unexpected and gigantic plume of algae extending for...

One Of the Most Violent Eruptions of Stromboli Volcano in Recent Years Sends Ash Thousands of Meters in the Air in Italy – Red Alert – Impressive Videos and Pictures

The Stromboli volcano in Italy erupted violently at around 10:17 UTC on August 28, 2019. This is one of the most powerful eruptions of the volcano in recent years....

Monster Eruption of Shiveluch Volcano Blasts Ash 70,000 Feet in the Sky (Video)

Recently, the Kamchatka Peninsula is experiencing an upstick is volcanic activity with the Karymski and Shiveluch volcanoes exploding regularly. Well, this enhanced activity climaxed over the weekend with...

Kilauea Video Update: The Small Pond Is Slowly Filling the Halemaumau Crater

While crews are restoring Highway 132 that was completely devastated by last Kilauea eruption... There is small pond of green water growing at the bottom of Halemaumau Crater......

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...