Volcanic Eruption

Posts on volcanoes and volcanic eruption happening around the world

Iceland’s monster volcano Katla is charging up for its next eruption

Katla, a giant volcano hidden beneath the ice cap of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, is busy filling its magma chambers. An eruption in Katla would dwarf the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption. The volcano is long "overdue" for...

Are these “dragon eggs” going to help predict volcanic eruptions?

Researchers are developing autonomous, intelligent pods named "dragon eggs" that can withstand the extreme heat of volcanoes while monitoring temperature, humidity, vibrations and toxic gases, the University of Bristol has reported. Deployed by a drone,...

The volcanic update: Eruptions at Veniaminof (Alaska, USA), Karymsky (Russia), Turrialba (Costa Rica), Krakatau (Indonesia) and Kilauea (Hawaii, USA)

Here the last volcanic update with eruptions at Veniaminof, Karymsky, Turrialba, Krakatau and Kilauea. Eruption at Veniaminof Volcano in Alaska Alaska Volcano Observatory scientists increased the threat level of Mount Veniaminof from yellow to orange last...

Deadly Fuego volcano spews massive pyroclastic avalanche in Guatemala (video)

STill unstable after a devastating and deadly eruption last June, Guatemala's 'Volcano of Fire' has spewed an avalanche of volcanic gas and rock, known as pyroclastic flow on September 7, 2018. Aerial footage of the...

This amazing picture shows the Villarrica volcano in Chile lighting up a snowy sky

This incredible photo shows the Villarrica volcano in Chile lighting up a snowy sky on September 2, 2018. Villarrica’s last eruption was in March 2015. The eruption prompted authorities to evacuate thousands of people...

Kilauea earthquakes and eruptions: Amazing animation shows 100 days of activity Hawaii’s volcano (video)

Animation of the last 100 days of activity at Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island, with earthquakes also included. That was just awesome! The NWS’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) mitigates tsunami hazards in Hawai‘i produced...

Unusually strong eruption at Manam volcano sends ash column 15 km (50,000 feet) asl and forces 2,000 people to flee in PNG

An island volcano on the north coast of Papua New Guinea erupted early on Saturday, forcing 2,000 villagers to flee from lava flows. The eruption began at 6 a.m. local time (2000 GMT Friday),...

New massive earthquakes and volcanic eruptions around the world: M7.3 quake in Venezuela, M6.6 quake in Vanuatu, enhanced volcanic activity at Etna and Stromboli (Italy), Krakatau (Indonesia) and Ebeko (Russia)

There is currently an enhanced earthquake activity around the world. Within 48 hours, more than 5 earthquakes larger than M6.0 have rattled the world, killing people and destroying infrastructures. In parallel, new volcanoes are...

The real threat at Yellowstone is not a SUPERVOLCANIC ERUPTION but a MASSIVE M7.0 EARTHQUAKE

Fears of the supervolcano lurking at the heart of Yellowstone National Park have long lingered in the backs of many Americans’ minds. It’s been nearly 650,000 years since the last giant eruption, and predicting...

The amount of magma in the Long Valley Caldera is so large it could releases 140 cubic miles of material into the atmosphere during its next eruption

A SUPER-VOLCANO in California which erupted with devastating results hundreds of thousands of years ago has a vast reservoir of semi-molten magma measuring a staggering 240 cubic MILES.

New rifts/cracks and sinkholes open up around Tungnafellsjökull volcano in Iceland

Tungnafellsjökull central volcano has not have recorded historical activity, but is considered an active volcano that has erupted during the past 10,000 year, mainly from flank fissures on the NE side where young basaltic...

22 volcanoes actively erupting, 43 volcanoes with ongoing eruptions: We are in a period of high volcanic activity

Although detailed statistics are not kept on daily activity, generally there are around 20 volcanoes actively erupting at any particular time. Last week, the Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report (WVAR) reported 22...

Volcanic update: Seismographs go crazy at Rinjani (Indonesia), new eruption at Ibu (Indonesia) and Karymsky (Russia), important SO2 emissions over Ambae (Vanuatu), Kilauea (Hawaii) and Sierra Negra (Galapagos), strong incandescence at Villarica (Chile)

Here the latest volcanic news with some new eruptions at Ibu (Indonesia) and Karymsky (Russia) and some updates about the ongoing volcanic activity at Rinjani (Indonesia), Ambae (Vanuatu), Kilauea (USA), Sierra Negra (Galapagos) and...

Yellowstone super-volcano eruptions were produced by gigantic ancient oceanic plate – A totally different history than previously thought

Yellowstone super-volcano has a different history than previously thought, according to a new study by a Virginia Tech geoscientist. Scientists have long thought that Yellowstone Caldera, part of the Rocky Mountains and located mostly...

Volcanic ash turns day into night on Ambae and blankets Vanuatu island forcing villagers to flee

The alert level for the Manaro volcano has been raised to level three after eruptions. Now, volcanic ash blankets Vanuatu island forcing villagers to flee. Hundreds of villagers are being evacuated from a volcanic Vanuatu...

Volcanic eruption updates: Strong activity at Krakatau (Indonesia), 3 eruptions in 12 hours at Agung (Indonesia) and strombolian eruption at Etna (Italy) – The show is there! Real fireworks from Hell

Here the volcanic updates for the currently most interesting volcanoes around the world: Anak Krakatau and Agung in Indonesia, and Etna in Italy. The show is there! Right from hell! The activity remains strong at...

Volcanic updates: Eruptions of Kilauea (Hawaii), Ambae (Vanuatu), multiple Indonesian volcanoes, Villarica (Chile), and Wai-O-Tapu (New Zealand)

The volcanic update for July 20-22, 2018. Have a nice sunday everyone... And take care! Be ready! Get prepared! Kīlauea Volcano Lower East Rift Zone Fissure 8 continues to erupt lava into the channel leading northeastward...

Volcanic update: Small lava island forms off Kapoho, Hawaii; Eruption Piton de la Fournaise volcano on La Reunion, Inflation continues in Öræfajökull volcano in Iceland, Continuous intense explosions of Anak Kratau in Indonesia, deep...

Volcanoes are exploding everywhere, even deep in our Solar System: A small lava island formed off Kapoho, Hawaii. The Piton de la Fournaise volcano on La Reunion Inland stared erupting again on July 13,...

Volcanic news: Eruptions continue at Agung (Indonesia), Sierra Negra (Galapagos), Pacaya (Guatemala), and Kilauea (USA); Unrest at Planchón-Peteroa (Chile)

Here the latest volcanic news. Eruptions continue at Agung (Indonesia), Sierra Negra (Galapagos), Pacaya (Guatemala), Planchón-Peteroa (Chile) and Kilauea (USA). Be safe! After the strong strombolian eruption of July 2, the Agung volcano has exploded...

The volcanic unrest continues: Eruptions of Agung volcano (Indonesia), Anak Krakatau (Indonesia), Mayon volcano (Philippines), White Island (New Zealand), Updates for Kilauea eruption (Hawaii) and Fuego eruption (Guatemala)

The volcanic unrest continues around the world with new eruptions occurring around the world. The latest are the explosions of Agung volcano (Indonesia), Anak Krakatau (Indonesia), Mayon volcano (Philippines), the volcanic unrest of White...

Agung volcano refuses to go back to sleep in Bali Indonesia. Activity seems to be picking up again! Plenty of flights cancelled… OMG!

It has been a day of pretty constant activity at Gunung Agung, and I thought it worth summarizing what’s been going on. The day started with weak but steady steam/smoke coming out of the crater....

New eruptions of Sierra Negra volcano in the Galapagos Islands and of Cleveland volcano in Alaska

Two volcanoes have started erupting on June 26, 2018. In the Galapagos Islands, the Sierra Negra volcano started erupting on June 26, just 10 days after the nearby La Cumbre volcano. The AVO has...

The volcanic unrest continues: Eruptions at Anak-Krakatau and Sinabung in Indonesia, Shinmoedake in Japan and Telica in Nicaragua

The volcanic unrest continues around the world with eruptions at Anak-Krakatau and Sinabung in Indonesia, Shinmoedake in Japan, Telica in Nicaragua and Kilauea in Hawaii in the last 2 days. These new eruptions follow...

Volcanic unrest around the world: eruptions at Fernandina island (Galapagos), Sakurajima (Japan), Klyuchevskoy (Russia) and Kilauea (USA)

There are currently many volcanoes erupting around the world. Here the latest updates. Eruption of Fernandina Island's volcano in the Galapagos archipelago on June 16, 2018 On June 16, nine earthquakes hit off Fernandina Island in...

Kilauea volcano is literally erupting green GEMS called olivine into the air

Since Hawaii’s Kilauea began erupting on May 3, the list of threats has seemed endless with lava tides, volcanic smog, lava haze, lava fountains, shards of glass in the wind, ash clouds, and a...

Is Galeras volcano waking up in Colombia? Volcanic earthquakes kill 2 people and damage several homes and roadways – More than 550 aftershocks

The Galeras Volcano in southern Colombia registered two moderate volcanic earthquakes on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, that left two people dead as well as several homes and roadways damaged. Since then, more than 550...

Magnetic reversal: Kilauea, Hawaii’s erupting volcano, has a magnetic field which flows in the OPPOSITE direction to the rest of the planet and sends compasses in crazy directions

Mount Kilauea, Hawaii's erupting volcano, has a magnetic field which flows in the OPPOSITE direction to the rest of the planet. The bizarre finding, which sends compasses into an uncontrollable spin, had scientists baffled....

Lava flow sparks Winter Weather Advisory on Big Island

The Hawaii volcano eruption has triggered a shock event that has left experts baffled. The interaction of lava with sea water has created an unusual weather phenomenon causing freezing rain on the Big Island...

Hawaii is rumbling: More than 12,000 earthquakes hit Big Island over the last 30 days

We haven’t seen anything like this since Hawaii first became a state back in 1959. HAWAII’s Big Island has been rocked by over 12,000 earthquakes in the past 30 days according to the United States...

Kilauea eruption: Lava flow evaporates Hawaii’s largest freshwater lake within hours

Steam billowed up from Hawaii's largest freshwater lake, Green Lake, as lava flow evaporated its placid waters within a few hours and made it the latest casualty from the Big Island's Kilauea volcano. A steam...

After Fuego, now Pacaya volcano erupts in Guatemala – Meanwhile 99 dead following Fuego volcanic eruption

While the death toll after Fuego's eruption has now climbed to 99 - and there are still lots of houses buried in ash - the Pacaya volcano ejected several lava flows from its summit....

Houses became ovens, and villages crematoriums: Guatemala volcano buries villages under meters of boiling ash

After the exceptional eruption - the deadliest volcanic eruption since 1902 - Guatemala's rescuers are battling boiling ash to recover Fuego's dead. They are working hard, but hope is slim as rescue teams report...

Fuego volcano strong eruption covers parts of Guatemala in ashes – Most powerful explosion in recent years

The Fuego volcano furiously erupted on June 3, 2018 at 8:15 am (local time) for the second time in 2018 ejecting ash 10,000 meters above sea level. This major eruption is considered one of...

Merapi volcano erupts sending plume of ash 11.6 km (38 000 feet) above sea level in Indonesia, Aviation color code RED

Indonesia's Merapi volcano erupted at 01:20 UTC (08:20 local time) on June 1, 2018, sending ash up to 11.6 km (38 000 feet) in the air in two minutes and prompting officials to raise...

Volcanic smog from Kilauea volcano blankets Marshall Islands, 3700km away

'Vog' from Kilauea volcano blankets Marshall Islands, 3700km away. And the volcanic smog will continue moving west, as Marshall Islands issues health warning. Haze from the Kilauea volcano eruption in Hawaii blanketed the Marshall Islands...

Free access to science articles of relevance to the eruption of the Kilauea volcano, Hawaii

Here some science articles if you want to better understand some aspects of the current Kilauea volcanic eruption: 1. Volcanic geology and eruption frequency, lower east rift zone of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii (Richard B. Moore) science...

Huge cracks almost swallow up family home in Hawaii as Kilauea volcanic activity increases

This video is terrifying! A huge crack related to the ongoing Kilauea volcanic eruption goes right through a family house. The building may be soon underground as the cracks in the ground are growing...

Video: Why Hawaii’s volcano is so UNUSUAL

Hawaii is known for its volcanoes, but most volcanoes on Earth exist along tectonic plate lines. Hawaii does not! What causes Hawaii to form, and how is it related to the mystery of a...

Merapi and Sinabung volcanoes erupt in Indonesia

Mount Merapi volcano on Indonesia’s Java island spewed ash more than 1 kilometre into the air on Monday. The eruption lasted for six minutes but there was no order for local residents to evacuate...

Before-and-after satellite images of Kilauea volcanic eruption in Hawaii

Eruptive fissures from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano have been spreading lava through parts of Leilani Estates near Pahoa since the start of May. The lava has destroyed homes, charred trees and taken out roads in...