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The earthquake swarm under Cumbre Vieja volcano, Canary Island, continues with now more than 100 earthquakes since February 12

A new seismic swarm started under Cumbre Vieja volcano (La Palma), the Canary Islands on February 12, 2018. The National Geographic Institute (IGN) registered a total of 83 earthquakes, with magnitudes ranging from 1.6 to...

3 volcanic eruptions on July 1, 2016: Sinabung (Indonesia), Santa Maria (Guatemala), Kilauea (Hawaii, USA)

3 volcanic eruptions opened the month of July in different countries around the world. The Sinabung volcano in Indonesia, the Santa Maria (Santiaguito) volcano in Guatemala and the continuous eruption at Kilauea in Hawaii in the US. The...

Experts discuss warning signs of eruption at Yellowstone super volcano

Rumors are rumbling that the Yellowstone super volcano will erupt sooner than expected as recent studies suggest the super-eruption will happen in a matter of decades rather than centuries. Fox13Now took a trip to...

Two strong eruptions of Sheveluch and Klyuchevskoy rattle Kamchatka, Russia

Two volcanoes - Sheveluch and Klyuchevskoy - erupted strongly within 12 hours in Kamchatka, Russia. After the Sheveluch volcano sent a plume of ash and gas 12 km in the air on July 23rd, Klyuchevskaya...

These stunning volcano lightning photos intensify the dramatic taste of an eruption

As if a volcanic wasn't scary enough... Just add some lightnings and you get the incredible feeling that the end of the world is right in front of you. The awesome pictures of volcano lightning during the eruption...

San Miguel volcano erupts in El Salvador after strong seismic crisis on June 18, 2016

The San Miguel Volcano (Volcán Chaparrastique) exploded violently on June 18, 2016 at 4:10am local time. This new explosion covered the surrounding area with dust and was preceded by a sharp increase in seismic activity. It's...

Five misconceptions about the Yellowstone volcano – Let’s clarify things!

People are afraid of a Yellowstone eruption and thus sometimes spread misinformations even when they think they know the facts. With that in mind, here are a few of the common misconceptions regarding the Yellowstone...

The longest continental volcano chain has just been discovered in Australia and is 1,200 miles long

The longest continental volcano chain has just been discovered in Australia. And it is an amazing 1,200 miles long. This is nearly three times the length of the famous Yellowstone hotspot track on the North American continent. Scientists...

Mega swarm of more than 300 earthquakes rattles the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand

A swarm of hundreds of small earthquakes hit northwest of Turangi, New Zealand. The mega quake sequence is likely related to the quentching of the Taupo Volcanic Zone. Now is it related to volcanic activity? The earthquake...

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...

It seems the Villarrica volcano is photogenic again

The Villarrica volcano had another nocturnal eruption on August 13, 2015. And the pictures are just awesome! Enjoy: The Villarrica volcano has entered another eruptive phase on August 13, 2015. As for the Perseid meteor shower, that peaked...

New Catastrophic Drone Video of Taal Volcano Dramatic Consequences

This exclusive drone video captured by ABS-CBN News cameraman Val Cuenca shows the Taal Volcano spewing steam on Friday at around 9:00 am. The aerial footage also shows...

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...

5 volcanoes erupt simultaneously on May 14, 2016: Pavlof (USA), Santa Maria (Guatemala), Kluchevskoy (Russia), Sinabung (Indonesia), Nyiragongo (Congo)

5 volcano eruptions occurred simultaneously on may 14, 2016 around the world. Pavlof (USA), Santa Maria (Guatemala), Kluchevskoy (Russia), Sinabung (Indonesia), Nyiragongo (Congo). Pavlof volcano eruption on may 15, 2016: I't back again! These pictures show a faint...

Frequent explosions at Nishinoshima (Japan), Strong degassing at Poas and Turrialba (Costa Rica), M3.9 earthquake hits Bardarbunga

Elevated volcanic activity is reported around the world... With frequent strombolian explosions at Nishinoshima in Japan, strong degassing at Poas and Turrialba in Costa Rica and Bezymianny in Russia as well as a M3.9 earthquake...

Volcanic unrest: Eruptions at Fuego volcano (Guatemala), Turrialba (Costa Rica) and Agung volcano (Bali), Ambae and Lopevi volcanoes in Vanuatu on high alert

The volcanic activity along the Ring of fire is rising with several volcanoes erupting or on high alert around the world. The latest to date are the Fuego volcano in Guatemala, the Agung volcano on...

Volcanic update: Strong eruptions of Reventador (Ecuador), Fuego (Guatemala), Poas (Costa Rica) and Klyuchevskoy (Russia)

Poas volcano constantly erupts since 4 days During the last 24 hours, the volcano exhibited a strong exhalation and degassing activity sending high quantities of gases, aerosols and ash in the sky. Moreover, many low...

These pictures of Mount Etna eruption are just insane

Look at these pictures of the ongoing Mount Etna eruption in Sicily, Italy. They are just insane. Mount Etna is an active volcano on the east coast of Sicily, between the provinces of messina and catania. It is around...

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...

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...

Next cataclysmic super-eruption capable of altering the course of history is closer than expected, reveals new shocking study

This is no fantasy! A super volcanic explosion could alter the course of history as already shown in past recent geological history. Previous estimates suggested that super-eruptions happen roughly every 45,000 to 714,000 years,...

Insane! Turrialba volcano explodes 31 times in 10 hours

The Turrialba volcano situated in Costa Rica exploded 31 times in 10 hours on May 1, 2016. Now that's insane! Communities within 5 kilometers of the volcanic peak have been evacuated. Ash is covering everything! According...

Very dangerous Ulawun volcano violently erupts in PNG, spewing lava 13km (8.1 miles) in the air and sending residents fleeing – Hundreds evacuated

Ulawun is considered as one of the world's most hazardous volcano. The volatile volcanic peak in Papua New Guinea has erupted on June 26, 2019, spewing...

White Island Volcanic Eruption Kills at Least 5 in New Zealand

Five people have been confirmed killed after a volcanic eruption on New Zealand’s Whakaari / White Island. This figure is expected to...

Sakurajima volcano eruption throws column of ash and gas 3 km in the air

Mt. Sakurajima, Japan had intense eruptions on April 1 and April 2, 2016. At night and during the day, the volcano threw columns of ash and gas at a height of between 2 500 and...

Volcanic island NISHINOSHIMA continues to grow in Japan – 180 meters in 2 weeks

The volcanic island Nishinoshima continues to grow due to an intense eruption and strong lava flow. Within 2 weeks it gained more than 170 meters of new lava ground or 70,000 square meters. Last month, Nishinoshima...

Volcanic unrest at Mauna Loa, Earth’s largest active volcano – Is a major eruption imminent?

Mauna Loa is stirring. Is a major eruption imminent? Here a comparisons with previous eruptions. Mauna Loa is showing persistent signs of volcanic unrest. Since 2014, increased seismicity and deformation indicate that Mauna Loa, the volcano...

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...

Explosion recorded at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii (video)

On the morning of Friday, January 19th, the Kilauea volcano went through an explosive event, causing the lava lake surface to move back and forth, like a mini-tsunami, over more than 15 minutes. Spatters...

Six new underwater volcanoes discovered just miles from deadly Vesuvius in Italy

Six previously unknown volcanoes have been discovered just miles from Italy's deadly Vesuvius. The newly found submerged volcanoes lie just three kilometres from the Gulf of Naples. 6 previously undiscovered volcanoes have been found off of the...

Eruption of volcano Tungurahua, Ecuador, 19.08.2012

Here a live recording of the eruption of Tungurahua, a volcano situated in the Cordillera Oriental of Ecuador. Although the movie was done at a certain distance of the volcano, the sounds of the...

Telica volcano in Nicaragua has just erupted now!

At 8am this morning, the Telica volcano has started erupting again. Explosions ejected ash and gases about 400 meters above the summit. According to the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER), this explosion could have been...

120 small quakes swarm Mount St. Helens – An eruption is inevitable but nobody knows when

In less than a week, four swarms of more than 120 earthquakes shook Mount St. Helens in late November. Scientists say they reveal the volcano is likely recharging. Yes, each of these little earthquakes is...

New Eruption at Nishinoshima Volcano in Japan – Air Traffic Warning Issued

Nishinoshima Volcano in Japan is erupting again. The Japanese coast guard as well as new LANDSAT satellite images have confirmed a new eruptive pulse on the Island caracterized by the ejection of an ash plume...

M3.7 and M3.1 Earthquakes Hit Right Below Mauna Loa Volcano, Earth Largest Volcano

On 2017-04-26 a M3.7 earthquake hit below Mauna Loa at a depth of 3.1 km. On 2017-04-27 a M3.1 hit at a depth of 3.7 km. Both of these quakes hit below the upper southwest rift...

Violent Seismic Activity Tears Africa in Two ?!?

Violent Seismic Activity Tears Africa in Two ?!? The fissures began appearing years ago. But in recent months, seismic activity has accelerated in northeastern Africa as the continent breaks apart in slow motion. Researchers say...

Unusual vortices twist over Kīlauea Volcano in Hawaii (video)

An unusual sight was recorded by helicopter over the Episode 61g lava flow field on Hawai‘i Island recently. Several vortices were seen twisting just above the Pulama pali at sunrise on Thursday, March 29....

Campi Flegrei, Sakurajima, Pavlof, Popocatépetl: The volcanic activity is strengthening around the world

Volcanoes Campi Flegrei in Italy, Sakurajima in Japan, Pavlof in Alaska, Popocatépetl in Mexico and Turrialba in Costa Rica among others showed signs of reawakening in the last semester of 2016. The scientist community is...

Underwater Volcano Erupts in Tonga and Covers Ocean in Ash and Volcanic Rocks

An unexpected underwater eruption occurred near Fonualei island in the Tonga archipelago on August 7, 2019. The eruption was so large that volcanic rocks and ash completely covered the ocean...

Possible Megaeruption at Laguna del Maule: Scientists investigate significant uplift

The area under and around Laguna del Maule has recently exhibited a significant uplift. Field investigations show that a large body of molten rock is accumulating beneath the surface, signifying a potentially large and explosive...