Volcanic Eruption

Posts on volcanoes and volcanic eruption happening around the world

Is This Middle Earth? Thunders And Explosions During Acatenango Volcano Eruption In Guatemala (PHOTO)

Diaz Palomo took two long-exposure photos at 90 seconds each. At second 87 of the second shot, lightning appeared in a far cloud on the horizon. Diego Fabriccio Diaz Palomo was standing at the top...

First Ever Volcanic Eruption Panics Residents Of Himachal Pradesh, India

There are no volcanoes in the region, but residents experienced a volcanic eruption... It is difficult to explain what residents of the Gadiyada village in Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh just experienced... But I would also had been terrified! Just...

3 volcanic quakes shake coastal Mt. Mayon with steam plumes spotted in the Philippine Islands

DAET, Camarines Norte – A magnitude 4.2 earthquake has hit the northern shores of Camarines Norte and Catanduanes provinces early morning on Sunday, May 11, 2014. The tremor epicenter was at 93 kilometers northwest of...

Which US states will be impacted by the next Yellowstone supereruption?

The gigantic volcano in Yellowstone has erupted three times over the last two million years, covering a huge area of surrounding land. Up to 17 states could be fully or partially impacted if the volcano...

Yellowstone Eruption: Millions of U.S. citizens could end up in Brazil, Australia, or Argentina

Where will US citizens live if the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts? In Brazil, Australia, or Argentina, but not in South Africa. According to Praag, South Africa was offered $10 billion a year for 10 years if...

This is neither a shipwreck nor an ancient underwater city! First discovery of an asphalt volcano off Galveston, Texas

When we think of volcanoes, we generally think of beautiful and terrifying cone-shaped mountains spewing ash and hot glowing lava. But not all volcanoes are as majestic at first glance. NOAA explorers recently made a...

This Volcano Emits Millions of Flower Petals Instead of Spewing Lava (Photo)

This would be almost a miracle! Imagine if a volcano was spewing millions of flower instead of lava. This would be so gorgeous! Normally, cities and villages are covered by ashes after a large eruption....

Amazing Earth Phenomenon: The Incredible 2009 Underwater Volcano Eruption in Tonga and its Possible Link to Massive Earthquake (VIDEO)

This amazing underground volcanic eruption began on March 16, 2009 just off the coast of Tonga in the South Pacific. Was it a sign for the massive earthquake on March 19, 2009? This event, known as...

Earthquake Swarm on Canary Islands: Is El Hierro’s Underwater Volcano Springing Into Life?

The Canary islands in the Atlantic Ocean are well-known for their enhanced seismic activity. Between March 14, 2014 and March 17, 2014, around 300 swallow quakes (from 1.5 to 2.4 in magnitude) stroke the north-west...

Lava Sinkhole or Volcanic Crater Formation? This Video Presents the Collapse of the Puʻu ʻŌʻō’s Crater Floor

This is the amazing moment the crater floor of the Puʻu ʻŌʻō collapses into a gate of hell. Just add a few Corvettes and... Well, you remember? You probably remember the massive sinkhole that swallowed 8...

Amazing Volcanic Phenomenon: Huge Volcanic Smoke Rings Puffed by Mount Etna (Photos)

This is not the Marlboro cowboy puffing on his cigarette, but volcanic smoke rings ejected from Mt Etna. Look at this stunning picture of the volcano smoke ring phenomenon captured by German volcanologist Chris Weber off...

Killer Volcano: Kelud Eruption Gives Java a Ghostly and Eerie Landscape (PHOTOS)

The killer eruption of the Kelud volcano has started on February 13 2014 and transformed part of the island Java into a fascinating and ghostly ash landscape. Here some of my preferate! The Indonesian volcano...

Strange Earth Phenomenon: Why Does This Indonesian Volcano Spew Hauntingly Beautiful Blue Lava?

These images of blue lava are amazingly real! So what's the mechanism behind? What is actually happening at the Kawah Ijen volcano? What going on there? Why is this Indonesian volcano spewing blue lava? In few words:...

Volcanic Eruption Creates Tornadoes at Sinabung Volcano (VIDEO) – February 2014

Like Volcanoes Aren’t Scary Enough, Now They’re Spawning Twisters! The Indonesian volcano Sinabung was dormant until pretty recently. In January 2014, it switched to high gear, blasting out massive amounts of ash high into the atmosphere. A...

Video of Tremendous Pyroclastic Flow During Mount Sinabung Eruption – January 2014

This is a spectacular video of Mount Sinabung spitting lava. Or how terrifying nature can be! This amazing video of a pyroclastic flow that happened last week at Mount Sinabung, Sumatra was captured by Photovolcanica. They describe their video...

The New Volcanic Island Niijima Off Japan Tripled Its Surface Within A Month (VIDEO)

No one would have thought that the newly created volcanic island Niijima, produced during a volcanic eruption four weeks ago, would have lasted. Meanwhile, it is 56,000 square meters and still growing! On the 20th...

The Yellowstone Supervolcano is Far Larger Than Previously Estimated – December 2013

A new scientific study reveals that the Yellowstone supervolcano is much larger than previously estimated. The new findings tell that the magma chamber is about 2.5 times bigger than previously thought, stretches over more than 90km...

Spectacular Natural Phenomenon: Double Volcano Eruption Caught From Space (ISS)

Not every day you get to see an active volcano, let alone two at the same time!     This is an amazing photograph caught by NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins from the International Space Station featuring steam...

Enchanting Lava Lake Movement Caught on Video

This is the mesmerizing movement of the lava lake in Halema'uma'u Crater on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, revealing how the top cooler layer of crust constantly forms new patterns as the lava churns. As you might...

Geological Oddity: The Underwater Tamu Massif Could be the Largest Single Volcano on Earth

This could be the largest volcano on Earth! The Tamu Massif, the oldest and largest edifice of the Shatsky Rise oceanic plateau in the north-western Pacific Ocean, is a single, immense volcano. Most oceanic plateaux...

Yellowstone Supervolcano: Earthquakes Represent the Real Killer Hazard Events

The pervasive hazard in Yellowstone is earthquakes. They are the killer events. Although a supervolcano blasting Yellowstone National Park may capture the imagination, the region's real risk comes from earthquakes said researchers at the Geological...

Geological Oddity: Scientists Discover Hotspot Track Cross-Cutting the New Madrid Rift System

There is a hotspot track cross-cutting the New Madrid Rift System! And it may explain the reactivation of the New Madrid rift system and seismicity of the eastern United States! Image: The rectangular boxes show the locations...

Incredible Nature Phenomenon: Eerie Lava Falls at Kilauea Volcano Hawaii – September 2013

This nature spectacle is just magical!   Lava Falls II © Snorri Gunnarsson Look at the different yellow-orange-red to almost purple tones of this falling lava. The sound and vapour of the lava bed entering the ocean gives this...

The Tamu Massif Is The Largest Volcano in the Entire Solar System

We just keep discovering and discovering and I love that. A group of scientists say they've found an underwater volcano bigger than the size of New Mexico. Just imagine the catastrophic eruption it could suddenly...

Strange Volcanic Phenomenon: A Small Volcanic Vent Suddenly Appeared Near Rome’s Airport

What is this geyser-like fountain of steam, water and mud that suddenly opened in the ground near a road crossing near Rome's International airport Fiumicino? A new fumarole? Scientists are still investigating this weird phenomenon since...

This is the Amazing Video Showing the Largest Eruption of Sakurajima Volcano in Japan – August 18 2013

Sakurajima, one of Japan's most active volcanoes, experienced one of its most powerful eruptions in decades Sunday, sending an ash plume thousands of feet into the air. Japanese news media said it was the...

Strange Sounds: Volcano Eruption Produces High-Frequency Hums

Some volcanoes 'scream' at ever-higher pitches before they erupt. The noise is created by a tremor caused by a swarm of mini earthquakes that precedes the eruption. Scientists analysed an eruption sequence at Alaska's Redoubt Volcano and...

Geological Oddity: Discover the Eerie and Colorful Landscape of Dallol Volcano in Ethiopia

Dallol is the hottest inhabited area on Earth, and is also one of the most remote places on Earth. Located in a depression, at more than 100 meters bellow sea level, this volcano has one of...

Spectacular Earth Phenomenon: Volcanic Smoke Rings During Eruption of Mt Etna Italy

When I used to smoke, I always tried to make smoke rings... Without success! When Mount Etna erupted on April 11,2013, it created amazing smoke rings. These so-called toroidal vortices or volcanic smoke rings are rare,...

Are the Deep 8.2-Mag Earthquake in Sakhalin Region and Chirinkotan Volcano Eruption in Kuril Islands Related?

Almost the entire continent was shaken by a major 8.2 earthquake in the Sakhalin region. Tremors have been felt all across Russia and in Europe. Although the magnitude of the tremors felt in Moscow...

Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Alarm in Costa Rica, Indonesia and Alaska – May 22 2013

Turrialba Volcano spits massive ash and gas trail in Costa Rica At 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Turrialba Volcano, located east of the province of Cartago, began to spew gas and ash from two crater...

Popocatepetl Volcano: State of Alert After Seismic Activity Increases Near Mexico City – May 12 2013

Mexican towns in two central states and the capital were put on alert yesterday after seismic activity has increased at the Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City following and the volcano shook on Saturday night...

Loud Booms Heard Before The Eruption Of Lokon Volcano, Sulawesi Indonesia – March 25 2013

Mount Lokon in Tomohon City, North Sulawesi, erupted at 5:10 a.m., local time, on Monday. A loud boom was heard and lava was shot 2,000 meters into the sky from the Tompaluan crater. The...

Rare And Strange Nature Phenomenon: Volcanic Lightning Observed In The Eruption Columns Of Large Volcanoes

Why is there lightning in the eruption cloud? Lightning is one of nature’s most fascinating spectacles, and one of the most complicated: scientists still don’t understand it fully. Below is a simplified explanation. Lightning is...

Wonderful Nature Phenomenon: Spectacular Video Of Mount Etna’s Eruption, Sicily, Italia – March 5 2013

Mount Etna, Europe's highest active volcano sent plumes of ash and lava into the night sky on the island of Sicily. There...

Scientist finds the next megavolcano near the Samoan Islands – February 7 2013

Have you ever heard about super volcanoes? Pretty scary! Well a seismologist at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City discovered something much bigger in the Pacific which would make a super volcano eruption...

Violent Seismic Activity Tears Africa in Two ?!?

Violent Seismic Activity Tears Africa in Two ?!? The fissures began appearing years ago. But in recent months, seismic activity has accelerated in northeastern Africa as the continent breaks apart in slow motion. Researchers say...

Latest Worldwide Volcanic Activity: Lokon, Popocatépetl, Fuego, Machin, Coso…

10-11 December 2012 - Latest Worldwide Volcanic Activity: Lokon, Popocatépetl, Fuego, Santiaguito, Reventador, Nevado del Ruiz, Machin,Tjörnes Fracture Zone, Coso Strong explosion this morning at Lokon volcano (indonesia). Small emissions form the Popocatépetl volcano in Mexico...

Volcanic Eruption of Mount Gamalama, Indonesia

September 17, 2012 – Indonesia: Volcanic Eruption of Mount Gamalama The Jakarta Post reports that Mount Gamalama in Ternate, North Maluku erupted on Sunday. Neither injuries nor damage but panik during a 15 minutes rain...

Eruption of volcano Tungurahua, Ecuador, 19.08.2012

Here a live recording of the eruption of Tungurahua, a volcano situated in the Cordillera Oriental of Ecuador. Although the movie was done at a certain distance of the volcano, the sounds of the...