Volcanic Eruption

Posts on volcanoes and volcanic eruption happening around the world

The power of the Indonesia tsunami: Anak Krakatau volcano now a quarter of its original size

The peak of Anak Krakatau was brought down by more than 200m after the flank collapse that triggered tsunami waves killing more than 420 about 10 days ago. Here some satellite pictures:

Powerful eruption of Sheveluch volcano, Kamchatka, turns snow GREY over wide area

The snow has turned grey around the Shevelush volcano in Kamchatka after its continuous and intense eruptive activity of the last 2 days. After the eruption, Shiveluch...

Krakatau volcano tsunami: At least 430 dead, 1500 injured and 22000 displaced on the 14-year anniversary of its 2004 Sumatra tragedy

The desperate search continues Wednesday for survivors of a tsunami which struck parts of western Indonesia, as the country marks the 14-year anniversary of its 2004 Sumatra tragedy - one of the most devastating...

Volcanic tsunami in Indonesia: New pictures and videos of the tsunami triggered by the eruptive activity of Anak Krakatau volcano

Here a compilation of videos and pictures from the volcanic tsunami most probably triggered by the crater collapse or an underwater landslide due to the volcanic activity of Anak Krakatau volcano on...

Volcanic unrest: 20 volcanoes across Indonesia currently showing above normal activity

Eruption of Soputan volcani in Indonesia. via Twitter The Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center (PVMBG) has noted that there are 20 volcanoes with above normal levels of...

Volcanic eruption triggers series of quakes that cracked up and fissured the island of Ambrym, Vanuatu

On December 15, 2018, a volcanic eruption on Vanuatu's Ambrym Island has sparked a series of earthquakes that have opened cracks around the island. This video by John Tasso...

Kilauea most recent eruption was its largest in at least 200 years

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano was one of the biggest and most compelling stories of the summer as the volcano spewed lava flows paved over miles, devoured an entire bay and redesigned the coastline of the...

The strange ‘Mountain of God’ shows signs of eruption, threatening nearby villages in Tanzania

Ol Doinyo Lengai, located in Tanzania, is the only known actively erupting carbonatite volcano on the planet. Picture via Mountain was here. A volcano in northeastern Tanzania is...

Powerful eruption at Manam volcano, PNG, sends ash plume to 45000 feet asl, ashfall blocks sunlight

A powerful eruption started at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea on December 8, 2018, ejecting an ash plume up to 13.7 km (45 000 feet) above sea level and forcing authorities to raise the Aviation...

This eruption of Anak Krakatau is just insane (video)

This video was recorded by M Rietze founder of Volcano Discovery between October 24 and 26, 2018. I just found it online and have to share it. It is so powerful! These eruptions have been...

New powerful volcanic eruption: Thousands are urged to evacuate as erupting ‘Fuego Volcano’ spews lava in Guatemala

Disaster coordination authorities have asked thousands in ten communities to evacuate and go to safe areas as Fuego Volcano in Guatemala starts spewing lava, just months after the volcano erupted killing 194 people and...

Earth eats its own oceans making earthquakes more likely

As Earth's tectonic plates dive beneath one another, they drag three times as much water into the planet's interior as previously thought. Water beneath the surface of the Earth can contribute to the development of...

Italian supervolcano Campi Flegrei is starting a new build-up phase that will lead to the next major eruption

An ancient Italian supervolcano that hasn't erupted in 500 years may be starting a stage of activity that could lead to a colossal eruption, spelling potential disaster for communities lying in its path. A...

There is a new volcanic island emerging near Mayotte… And this new hotspot could be the reason behind the earthquake swarm rattling the island since May 2018

Since May 2018, the island of Mayotte has been rattled by hundreds of earthquakes. The latest hit on November 7, 2018. Meanwhile, scientists think they have found what's behind the seismic series in the...

The last volcano to have exploded in Canada, Mount Meager in British Columbia, is cracking, collapsing and potentially threatening the safety of people who live in the region

This is spectacular. It's not often you get to see underneath the bottom of a glacier. The glacier sits on top of the last volcano to explode on Canadian soil: Mount Meager, northwest of...

Krakatau volcanic lightnings and showers of glowing bombs video

This is another awesome and terrifying video of Krakatau volcano erupting at night creating volcanic lightnings and ejecting lava bombs in the air and on its flanks. WOW! AMAZING! You can follow the work of Dr...

Krakatau… Again and again!

Krakatau is very explosive these last days. More than 500 explosions were recorded on October 23, 2018 and 600 explosions a day before. This is the second highest daily explosion number since the Krakatau...

The U.S is one of Earth’s most volcanically active countries

Since 1980, there have been 120 eruptions and 52 episodes of notable volcanic unrest at 44 U.S. volcanoes. When erupting, all volcanoes pose a degree of risk to people and infrastructure. However, the risks...

A volcano is currently erupting on Mars

Are these pictures showing an eruption of Arsia Mons, a Mars volcano thought to be inactive? This image captured by the Mars Express orbiter of ESA on October 18, 2018 really looks like an ash...

Krakatau volcanic lightnings light up the sky like a living nightmare

At nighttime, ominous lightning flashes above erupting volcanoes light up the sky like a living nightmare. Now, scientists are closer to understanding volcanic lightning, which stems from both ash and ice. Below some amazing...

One of the best real-time volcanic eruption video with real sounds

This video is one of the best volcanic eruption video around... It features day and night activity of Sangeang Api, an active complex volcano on the island of Sangeang in Indonesia. These videos by Martin...

How a deadly pyroclastic flow is unleashed

A pyroclastic flow is a fast-moving current of hot gas and volcanic matter, also known as tephra, that moves away from a volcano about 100 km/h (62 mph) on average but is capable of...

Strong eruption of Fuego volcano prompts evacuations in Guatemala (video and pictures)

A strong eruption of Fuego volcano has started on October 12, 2018, sending ash 5,000 kilometers in the air and triggering extremely hot pyroclastic flow on the flank of this extremely active peak in...

Another M6.7 earthquake hits the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia – Ebeko volcano erupts

The Kuril Islands and currently experiencing lots of seismic and volcanic activities in the last few days. After the M6.5 earthquake of October 10, 2018, another M6.7 earthquake hit the region. In the meantime,...

Mount Vesuvius boiled its victims’ blood and caused their skulls to explode

In 79 A.D., Mount Vesuvius erupted, blanketing the nearby Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum in hot ash and preserving the casualties in lifelike poses. And as awful as being smothered by ash may...

Italy’s Mount Etna is going to collapse into the sea creating a giant tsunami

Moving one and a half inches a year sounds pretty slow, but it’s lightning quick for a mountain. It’s also exactly how quickly Sicily’s great Mount Etna is sliding into the Ionian Sea. At...

After the deadly earthquake and tsunami, Soputan volcano erupts in Sulawesi, Indonesia

The Soputan volcano has started erupting in Sulawesi, Indonesia, just after the island was struck by a deadly and catastrophic M7.5 earthquake on September 28, 2018. It is unknown if the earthquake has triggered...

Worldwide volcanic eruption updates: Krakatau (Indonesia), Manam (Papua New Guinea), Piton de la Fournaise (Reunion Island) Fuego and Pacaya (Guatemala), Karymsky (Russia)

Besides the devastating M7.5 earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Indonesia, many volcanoes are being caught erupting around the globe. Here the latest volcanic eruptions: Manam volcano eruption - September 30, 2018 An eruption was recorded on...

This eruption of Krakatau volcano is just too mad (videos)

Krakatau volcano sits in Indonesia. It erupted on September 16, 2018. Here some amazing videos: The above video of the eruption is a compilation of 3 videos from Instagram video1, video2, video3. And here a second...

Volcanic eruptions worldwide: Explosions of Piton de la Fournaise (Reunion Island), Sarychev and Ebeko (Russia), Nevados de Chillan (Chile) and Azumayama (Japan)

The volcanic activity is increasing worldwide with at least 4 main eruptions - Piton de la Fournaise (Reunion Island), Sarychev (Russia), Nevados de Chillan (Chile) and Azumayama (Japan) - that have started on September...

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 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.