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Large Eruption at Mount Shindake in Japan Ejects Plume 7,000 Meters in the Air and Triggers Pyroclastic Flow

Mount Shindake on the Japanese island of Kutinoerabu erupted in the early hours of February 3, 2020. The strong volcanic eruption sent a plume of ash and gas...

Two Eruptions, 78 exhalations and Volcanic Earthquakes: The Popocatepetl Volcano Comes to Life Again in Mexico

In the last 24 hours, the Popocatepetl volcano exploded twice. Those 2 eruptions were accompanied by 78 exhalations, 563 minutes of tremors and a M1.6 volcano-tectonic earthquake, showing...

Volcanic Alert at Mt. Thorbjorn, Iceland After Unusual Inflation and Intense Seismic Swarm Hit Reykjanes Peninsula – Aviation Color Code Raised to Yellow

Something preoccupating is happening in the south-west Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland. Unusual and sudden land uplift accompanied by a seismic swarm are being recorded by GPS and seismometers...

Trinidad Is Cracking Up: 6 New Mud Volcanoes Emerge in a Week

Six new mud volcanoes emerged from underground along Trinidad's southwestern coast. The new cones all appeared along the trace of the August 21st 2018 earthquake fault rupture...

New Catastrophic Drone Video of Taal Volcano Dramatic Consequences

This exclusive drone video captured by ABS-CBN News cameraman Val Cuenca shows the Taal Volcano spewing steam on Friday at around 9:00 am. The aerial footage also shows...

New Major Eruption of La Cumbre Volcano in Galapagos

The La Cumbre volcano, located on Fernandina Island, west of the archipelago, started erupting on January 12, 2020, around 6:15 p.m. The first images show a radial fissure...

Taal Volcano in the Philippines Erupts for First Time in 40 Years in Stunning Electric Display

The Taal volcano has started erupting on Sunday, January 12, 2020, ejecting a large column of ash and prompting the evacuation of nearby communities. Volcanic lightning hit the...

Mystery Of Weird Seismic Hum Heard Around The World Solved

A weird and mysterious seismic hum was detected around the world last year. According to a new scientific study, the origin of that strange rumbling noise was an...

Strong Degassing at Arboletes Mud Volcano in Colombia

On December 19, 2019, unusual activity was recorded at Arboletes mud volcano in Colombia. Some powerful degassing occurred in the middle of the crater sending bubbles of gas...

Scientists Identify Volcano F as the Source of the August 2019 Pumice Raft in Tonga – VEI 2-3 Submarine Eruption

In August 2019 a large raft of pumice appeared in the territorial waters of Tonga. As in many other cases, this pumice raft was the only surface expression...

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...