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Posts on volcanoes and volcanic eruption happening around the world

Significant increase in new volcano eruptions in 2016

The following chart shows all the new volcano eruptions that started in each year, from 2000 to 2016. The eruptive activity in 2016 is well above what we have registered in the last few years...

Some Underwater Volcanoes Create Volcanic Gas Bubbles More Than a Quarter-Mile Across

Volcanic eruptions are spewing large plumes of gas and ash in the sky sometimes disturbing aircrafts. A new study shows that when the mostly underwater Bogoslof volcano in...

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!

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...

The exact moment the Stromboli volcano erupts violently in Italy… From a sailboat

On July 3, 2019, the Stromboli volcano erupted violently, killing one tourist and burying villages and hamlets in ash. The following video catches the exact moment of the...

Eruption at Etna volcano intensifies in Italy, Sabancaya (Peru) explodes 42 times per day on average, explosive activity at Pacaya (Guatemala) and Ebeko (Russia)

The volcanic unrest spreads across the world from South America, to Europe and Russia. The eruption of Etna volcano intensifies in Italy; the Sabancaya volcano explodes 42 per day on average during last week on average...

Is the Ring of Fire heating up again? Volcanic eruptions of Agung, Sinabung, Krakatau (Indonesia), Nevados de Chillan (Chile) and Sakurajima (Japan)

On May 12, 2019, many volcanoes around the Ring Of Fire very active, spewing lava, ash and gas hundreds of meters abover their craters. Here a summary of the most potent eruptions:

Volcanic eruptions of Etna (Italy), Kambalny (Russia), Turrialba (Costa Rica), Klyuchevskoy (Russia), Anak Krakatau (Indonesia), Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia), Sabancaya (Peru), Bayonnaise Rocks (Japan)

The volcanic urest continues and spread across the world. Reports of volcanic eruptions of Etna (Italy), Kambalny (Russia), Turrialba (Costa Rica), Klyuchevskoy (Russia), Anak Krakatau (Indonesia), Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia), Sabancaya (Peru), Bayonnaise Rocks (Japan) in...

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...

Thousands evacuated near Mount Agung volcano on Bali, Indonesia, amid fears of first eruption in 50 years

6000 people have been evacuated from villages near a volcano on Bali amid fears it could erupt for the first time in 50 years. Authorities warned tourists to avoid hiking or camping within four miles...

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,...

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...

Energetic earthquake swarm detected at Takawangha volcano (Alaska) – Alert levels risen – No historical eruptions known

An energetic earthquake swarm was detected at Takawangha on January 23, 2017 by the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO). The sequence is continuing. Is this the sign of an imminent explosion for a volcano that has no...

Wildfire-generated thunderstorms: Fires in the US Northwest in 2017 were the biggest ever recorded and had the same effect as a volcanic eruption

The wildfires that raged in northwest America last August were so ferocious that they had the same effect on the planet as a volcanic eruption. The heat and smoke from the fires led to...

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...

Volcanic eruptions of Fuego volcano (Guatemala) and Turrialba volcano (Costa Rica)

It's now the turn of Fuego volcano and Turrialba volcano to erupt. The volcanic unrest is increasing again in Central America. The eruption of Rinjani volcano in Indonesia was followed by major explosions at Fuego volcano, Guatemala...

3 explosions rattle Popocatepetl volcano sending column of ash and gas 3 km high

On November 10, 2017, the Popocatépetl volcano exploded 3 times and 432 low-intensity exhalations along with emissions of steam and gas and ash were registered. The first and most important explosion was at 07:34...

Hawaii: Mauna Loa volcano shows signs of increasing activity following Kilauea eruption

The Hawaii Volcano Observatory is monitoring Mauna Loa closely as the volcano shows signs of increasing activity following the Kilauea eruption. A lava flow from Mauna Loa during...

While Piparo Mud Volcano Explodes and Cracks Roads, Tropical Storm Karen Floods Trinidad and Tobago

While residents living near Piparo mud volcano, Trinidad and Tobago, reported hearing a loud explosion at 22:08 local time, on September 21, 2019. Heavy rain, strong winds...

Moderate eruption of Cleveland volcano, Alaska on September 25

A moderate, 2-minute-long eruption occurred at Cleveland Volcano beginning at 17:47 September 25 AKDT (01:47 September 26 UTC). The explosion was detected by seismic and infrasound (air pressure) sensors. Nothing has been observed in satellite...

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...

Shiveluch and Kliuchevskoi volcanoes strongly explode in Kamchatka

The Shiveluch volcano continues its active explosive phase on the Kamchatka Peninsula. On Monday, 19 September, the volcano erupted sending ash and gases 7'000 meters above the crater. Crazy! The Shiveluch volcano exploded at 7:14am local...

Huge cracks form around mud volcano La Esmeralda near Puerto Escondido, Colombia

Alarm as large cracks and earthquakes have been reported around the mud volcano La Esmeralda near Puerto Escondido, Colombia. Is it going to erupt next? The Colombian Geological Survey (SCG) has detected seismic movements and large...

Ontake Volcano Violent Eruption Caught Live by Japanese Hikers – Insane VIDEO

This is the amazing and scary moment Japanese hikers record LIVE the violent Ontake volcano eruption on September 27, 2014. It's totally insane how fast the ash cloud spreads in the sky! WOW! The Ontake volcano started erupting...

Intense Popocatepetl volcano eruption causes a 3-magnitude earthquake – increased volcanic activity near Mexico City

Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano has experienced increased volcanic activity since last Monday, which has generated 366 earthquakes, including one that registered a magnitude of 3 on Tuesday. Mexico's National Center for Disaster Prevention on Wednesday said...

Popocatepetl volcano explodes three times in the last 24 hours

The Popocatépetl volcano exhaled 77 times in the last 24 hours sending low amounts of water vapor, gas and ash in the sky. Moreover, 3 explosions were registered yesterday at 3:58 pm and 9:02 pm, and today at 03:18...

Piton de la Fournaise volcano erupts on French island of Réunion forming a one mile eruptive crack

The Piton de la Fournaise volcano on Reunion Island, located in the Indian Ocean, began erupting on March 3, 2018 for the first time since July 2017. One scientist warned of a "seismic crisis"...

After NZ Megaquake, enhanced volcanic activity around the world: Frosty, Kilauea, Colima, Santiaguito, Sabancaya

Is it linked or not? Is the Megaquake in New Zealand playing a role in the current enhanced volcanic activity recorded around the world? Probably not, but it's part of the whole geological change, the Earth...

Mt St Helens Before and After Picture of Deadly Eruption in 1980

Mount St. Helens is most notorious for its major 1980 eruption. That volcanic event was the deadliest and most economically destructive in U.S. history. Below a before after...

After 8 years of calm, La Cumbre volcano erupts at the Fernandina Island in Galapagos

After 8 years of calm, La Cumbre volcano sitting on the Fernandina Island in Galapagos erupted on September 4, 2017. The newly active volcano began generating a column of water vapor and magmatic gases that...

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...

Eruption at Colima volcano sends columns of ashes 2 kilometers in the sky

The Colima volcano erupted on December 24 and Chrismas Day sending gas and ashes 2 kilometers in the air. The volcanic alert remains at the "yellow" level, although officials have warned people about the possibility...

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...

India’s only active volcano is spewing smoke and lava once again

India's only active volcano is spewing smoke and lava once again. Clouds were seen at the crater mouth where smoke was bellowing out in an otherwise clear sky. Researchers sampled sediments in the vicinity of...

Mysterious fish die-off in Lake Toba, the largest volcanic lake in the world, terrifies residents

Lake Toba is the largest volcanic lake in the world occupying the caldera of a supervolcano on the Island of Sumatra in Indonesia. Millions of fish were found dead by fishermen between May 3 and...

Powerful earthquake hits near Tambora Volcano, Indonesia – Sign of another imminent super eruption?

With an estimated ejecta volume of 160 km3 (38 cu mi), Tambora's 1815 outburst was the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history. And a powerful earthquake - 5.8 in magnitude - hit within miles of...

Another UFO encounter over Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica

Another strange encounter appeared right over the Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica on November 6, 2015. Look at this giant lenticular cloud, also known as UFO cloud, hovering the volcano and baffling residents. According to La Nacion, the giant...

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...

92 explosions and three intense bursts in 24 hours at Telica Volcano

92 explosions and three intense bursts have shaken the area of the Telica Volcano, Guatemala in just 24 hours. The explosions released lots of gas, ash and hot rock fragments in the air and were...

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)...