Volcanic Eruption

Posts on volcanoes and volcanic eruption happening around the world

Popocatepetl volcano alert raised after powerful explosion near Mexico City

The National Disaster Prevention Center (Cenapred) raised its alert for the Popocatépetl volcano from yellow Phase 2 to yellow Phase 3 due to increased volcanic activity - the highest warning level before...

Popocatepetl volcano explodes violently during LARGEST eruption in years in Mexico

Mexico's active Popocatepetl volcano has exploded late Monday evening, sending ash and debris high into the air and several kilometers away from the crater. The roar of the eruption was reported and...

Strong M5.5 earthquake hits close to Kilauea volcano, Hawaii – Will it wake up AGAIN?

A Magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck the south flank of Kīlauea Volcano on Hawaiʻi Island at 12:55 a.m. HST early Wednesday morning. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.0 km (4.3 miles)...

Watch Mount St Helens volcano dome SWELL and mountain rise by 1640ft (500m)

Mount St Helens' volcano dome was caught swelling in size considerably, growing by 1,640ft (500m) during the volcanic unrest between 2004-2008, a shocking US Geological Survey (USGS) timelapse reveals. Nowadays, The volcano...

Forget the San Andreas Fault! California’s next ‘Big One’ could be a volcanic eruption, USGS WARNS

The U.S. Geological Survey has warned that California’s next big hazard could come in the form of a volcanic eruption - not a damaging earthquake, landslides, floods, tsunamis, and wildfires, as the...

Agung and Batur volcanoes have a connected plumbing system which led to Agung awakening in 2017 in Indonesia

When Mount Agung in Indonesia erupted in 2017, the search was on to find out why it had stirred. Thanks to information on ground deformation from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission, scientists now...

Piton de la Fournaise volcano erupts again on La Réunion

The 'Piton de la Fournaise' - a shield volcano on the eastern side of Réunion island in the Indian Ocean - is erupting again. First eruption of Piton de la Fournaise in 2019:...

Etna volcano strongly erupts forcing partial airport closure in Italy – Aviation ALERT RED

Another powerful eruption occurred at Etna's NE crater on February 18, 2019, ejecting a volcanic plume several hundreds of meters in the air, and causing partial closure of the Catania International airport....

Popocatepetl volcano lights up the night sky of Mexico

Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano unleashed a powerful explosion on February 14, 2019. It was the first eruption of a long series of explosions that started about 9pm local time and went on for more...

Strong volcanic activity around the world: Eruptions of Merapi (Indonesia), Kadovar (PNG), Sheveluch (Russia) and Poas (Costa Rica)

Merapi, Indonesia A pyroclastic flow hurtled down the slopes of Merapi volcano over a distance of 400 meters on February 11, 2019 at 8:58 WIB local time. 

While nobody speaks about it anymore, here an fantastic flyover video of Fissure 8 in Leilani Estates, Big Island, Hawaii 2019

Just the other day I was wondering about this site... The media has lost interest in it.. I was so happy to find this video and how things are as of today...

New volcanic eruptions: Karangetang and Merapi (Indonesia), Planchon-Peteroa (Argentina-Chile), Shiveluch (Russia) – 4th eruption of Steamboat Geyser in 2019 (Yellowstone National Park)

Everyday, new volcanoes explode around the world. Here a volcanic update: Karangetang, Indonesia Karangetang volcano eruption and development of a small pyroclastic flow. Picture...

Mount St Helens lava dome is rising at 5 meters a day, preparing the next eruption

Mount St Helens could erupt again as scientists closely monitor a lava dome rising at five metres a day. A USGS scientist adds:"What is really phenomenal is how much rock is still coming...

Second MAJOR ERUPTION IN 24 HOURS of Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea, sends ash 16.7 km (55 000 feet) asl – Aviation alert RED – residents calling for immediate evacuation -Telecommunication towers and water...

Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea erupted very strongly on January 24, 2019, sending lava down the side of the cliffs a ejecting an ash and gas plume 16.7 km (55 000 feet)...

Eruption of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, Costa Rica, acidifies rivers, killing hundreds of fish and a caiman

On Thursday an explosion occurred on Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Costa Rica. The water from the acidic lake was ejected and ended up in numbers of different streams, turning their...

Very shallow M4.2 earthquake hits right on the Enmedio volcano situated between Gran Canaria and Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain – Loud rumbles reported across both islands – Meanwhile 2 M6.0 earthquakes struck Vanuatu and...

An shallow earthquake of magnitude 4.2 (initially M4.3) hit right on the Enmedio volcano BETWEEN GRAN CANARIA AND TENERIFE, CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN at 6:3 7a.m. on January 18, 2019. Loud noises and rumblings...

Eruptions of Kuchinoerabujima volcano (Japan), Peteroa (Chile-Argentina), Merapi (Indonesia) and formation of new mud volcano in Guatemala – Seismic unrest in Mayotte: gas bubbles, sulfur smell and deep-sea fish kill

Here a compilation of the latest eruptions and seismic unrests around the world. Kuchinoerabujima volcano, Japan An explosive eruption occurred at about 9:19 am on...

Mount Michael volcano erupts in the remote South Sandwich Islands

Satellites aren't always sent in space to spy on us or to send focused beams of intense microwave radiation over entire Earth! These satellite images from January 1, 2019, show what appears...

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...