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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,...

Volcanic Eruption: Amazing Photos Of First Mount Etna Volcano in July 2014

Mount Etna is erupting plumes of volcanic ashes since last Sunday causing Sicily's busiest airports to close. Discover stunning photographs of the first pyrotechnic display of the year at Etna. They are impressive! The first Etna...

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...

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...

Yellowstone Supervolcano: Yellowstone Supereruption Would Cover US in Ash

A new simulation of Yellowstone supervolcano shows that a supereruption would blanket the US with ash. Results demonstrate that ash could be transported up to 1500 km! So look at the map below to determine in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Volcanic Shock Wave During Tavurvur Volcanic Explosion (Video)

Watch and listen to that amazing Tavurvur volcanic explosion in August 2014. The volcanic shock wave and the following boom were caught live in this incredible video!

A Raging River of Lava Engulfs and Destroys Two Villages Near Fogo Volcano in Cape Verde

A raging and unstoppable river of lava is erupting from Fogo volcano in Cape Verde! It is now engulfing two villages sitting at its feet as the flow of lava hit a maximum of flow...

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 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...

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...

Volcano: Discover the World’s Most Massive, Tallest and Highest Volcanoes

The question: Which Volcano is the World's Largest? is hard to answer. There are actually three volcanoes sharing this attribute. The underwater Tamu Massif the the most massive. Mauna Kea is the tallest and Ojos...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Apocalyptic Pictures of Mount Ontake Volcano Eruption

These apocalyptic pictures of Mount Ontake volcano eruption could be the scenography for a new natural disaster or moon landing Hollywood blockbuster. But the following images are 'real' eerie photos of Mount Ontake unexpected volcanic eruption! Mount...

Geological Oddity: The Rift Valley Superplume Tears East Africa Apart To Create A New Ocean In 50 Million Years!

Geological oddity: The Rift Valley in East Africa is a place where the world is slowly tearing itself apart. The Great Valley Rift in East Africa is composed of two massive plateaus as big as...

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...

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...

Insane Explorers Rappel Into An Active Volcano – GoPro Video of Inside a Volcano

These insane explorers rappel into an active volcano with their GoPro on! The results is amazing! But the adventurers could have been incinerated with just a little burp from that volcano. Watch the Go-Pro video! The...

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...

Strange Lights Over Bardarbunga: Volcanic Plumes Associated to Gas Tornado?

What are these strange lights over Bardarbunga Volcano during its first eruption? Are these clouds? Or volcanic plumes associated to a gas tornado? I may have an explanation! One thing is clear, there were weird lights...

Bardarbunga Caldera is Collapsing: The Caldera Subsided 56m / 183 Feet Since the Eruption Began

The CALDERA IS COLLAPSING at Bardarbunga! And this on top of the confirmed lava flow activity! According to a new report from volcanologists, Bárðarbunga's caldera is sinking: Yesterday, 18 December, scientists flew over Bárðarbunga. The data collected...

Could A Deadly Volcano Eruption Like Mount Ontake’s In Japan Happen In The US?

Could a deadly volcano eruption like Mount Ontake's in Japan happen here in the United States? It's possible! But luckily, most of the active volcanoes in America aren't near homes, businesses or schools. "When you look...

Smoke Rings Released During Unexplained Fireball Factory Explosion

Smoke rings were released during a 'fireball' explosion at a fibreglass factory in China! Although the fire was extinguished on Tuesday, the local population is still on alert due to the toxic smoke that spread over the area....

Bardarbunga Update: New Eruption Point – Volcanic Fissure – Opens Up at Bardarbunga Volcano in Iceland (VIDEO)

Breaking news out of Iceland... a NEW eruption point (new volcanic fissure) has opened up miles away from the original volcanic rift which formed near the Bardarbunga caldera. Yes the picture above suggests that a...

Are you Prepared for the Next Big One? Earthquake Swarm at Long Valley Caldera, California

The Long Valley Caldera is experiencing a large seismic swarm. Long Valley Caldera "Supervolcano" on High Alert! As magma moves through the earth, it displaces and fractures rock along the way, causing earthquakes recorded by seismometers at...

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...

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...

Geology: Three New Volcanoes Discovered in Australia

Monash University researchers have discovered three new volcanoes near Hamilton, in the state’s south-west, which they say could yet deliver a blast from the past. The volcanoes are in the heart of the Newer Volcanic...

Is There A Volcano Season? Scientists Discern Intriguing Patterns In Volcanic Activity.

Some think it’s the time of the year. Other suggest they are unpredictable... But could there really be such a thing as a volcano season? Volcanic eruptions are currently reported across the world in Iceland...

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...

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...

New Volcanic Island in Japan Nishino-shima Continues Growing (Evolution in Photos)

This new volcanic island off Japan, initially called Niijima, merged with its neighbour island Nishino-shima. The resulting inlet is called Nishino-shima. The new volcanic island Nishino-shima continues growing since November 2013. Nishino-shima now generates its own weather as its vapors create...