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The first explosive eruption of Shinmoedake volcano in 10 days was so powerful it produced the first pyroclastic flow of the Japanese volcano in latest eruptive episode (video)

Today, March 25, 2018, was the first explosive eruption of Shinmoedake volcano in 10 days and what for an eruption! It produced the first pyroclastic flow of the Japanese volcano, which started erupting at...

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...

Mystery booms, rumblings, geysers: Signs of new mega volcanic eruption at Deccan Traps?

Residents of Madhya Pradesh fear a near volcanic eruption as they experience shakings accompanied by terrifying sounds. Also cracks form in their brick houses. Mud buildings collapse and water is gushing out of their handpumps...

Geological unrest worldwide: M6.3 earthquake hits Argentina, Sinabung (Indonesia) and Sabancaya (Peru) volcanoes erupt

An update about the main geological events that occurred today! M6.3 earthquake hits Argentina, Sinabung (Indonesia) and Sabancaya (Peru) volcanoes erupt. A 6.3-magnitude earthquake jolted Argentina’s Jujuy province, some 50 kilometers northwest of San Antonio de los...

Unrest at Öræfajökull, Iceland’s second deadliest volcano, continues to grow – March 2018 is most active month on record

After lying dormant for nearly more than 250 years the volcano suddenly began showing signs of growing activity in the fall of 2016. Since then the seismic activity has been picking up. The seismic...

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...

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...

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...

First known eruption of Kadovar volcano in Papua New Guinea prompts evacuation of 500 people after sending a column of ash 7000 feet in the air

More than 500 people living on Kadovar Island, Papua New Guinea have been evacuated by boats following the first eruption of Kadovar volcano in known history at 12:00 local time Friday, January 5, 2018...

Elevated volcanic activity reported at Mount Michael on Saunders Island, South Sandwich Islands in the Southern Atlantic Ocean

A thermal anomaly inside the summit crater of Mount Michael on Saunders Island was discovered in a satellite image by Landsat 8 taken on January 31, 2018. Now in new images from February 10,...

Mount Etna is roaring back again

Mount Etna, an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, Italy, is roaring back again. And actually puffing away nicely. The northeastern crater is currently exploding and releasing volcanic ash. Since ashfall directly falls on the...

The most powerful volcanic eruptions occur underwater and have different sounds

Over 70% of volcanic activity on Earth is recorded in the deep oceans. The explosive power of underwater volcanoes is much larger than those at the surface of Planet Earth. Now scientists have managed to...

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...

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...

Increased seismic activity at Nevado del Ruiz volcano in Colombia

The Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Manizales reported two moderate earthquakes after a swarm of minor quakes in the Nevado del Ruiz volcano. The quakes are related to rock fracturing and demonstrate a significant increase...

Boglosof upgraded to red alert, Sabancaya to orange alert, Fuego explodes 4-6 times/hours, Nevado del Ruiz increasing unstability

Boglosof upgraded to red alert, Sabancaya to orange alert, Fuego explodes 4-6 times/hours, Nevado del Ruiz increasing unstability. The volcanic unrest continues. Boglosof volcano, USA Seismic data from nearby islands detected a volcanic signal from Bogoslof volcano...

The San Salvador volcano has lost thousand meters in height during past eruptions

The San Salvador volcano, situated northwest to the capital city of San Salvador, lost thousand meters of height during past megaeruptions. The Picacho, the highest peak culminating at 1960 meters of altitude, is part of...

Two new lava breakouts at Kīlauea Volcano, Hawaii on May 24, 2016 (video)

Yesterday in Hawaii, two new lava breakouts from Kīlauea's Puʻu ʻŌʻō cone began just before 7:00 a.m. at the site of the vent for the ongoing June 27th lava flow. The larger of the two breakouts...

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....

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...

The Yellowstone Supervolcano is Far Larger Than Previously Estimated – December 2013

A new scientific study reveals that the Yellowstone supervolcano is much larger than previously estimated. The new findings tell that the magma chamber is about 2.5 times bigger than previously thought, stretches over more than 90km...

Mysterious underground inferno creates smoking sinkholes that swallow a swampy forest in India – An incoming volcanic eruption?

Lost in a remote place of India, a mysterious underground fire is creating large smoking and gasy sinkholes that swallow a forest near Old Wahong Village in Northern Ukhrul. Witnesses report that an area of...

2 sky phenomena making you feel we are not alone… And a third one very powerful!

Within the last two days, strange sky phenomena occurred in the sky over Arizona. Here the most two baffling, making me feel we are not alone at all! Some kind of weather-like cloud falling from...

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...

Awesome Explosion At Colima Volcano Caught on Video

Look at this awesome explosion at Colima Volcano in Mexico! The strong vulcanian-type explosion occurred at 9:15 a.m. and blew an ash column more than 4 km above the summit! Impressive! Two days ago, on January...

Strong explosion at Sheveluch volcano – Ash plume reported 910 km from the volcano – Aviation alert level red during 7 hours

On December 9, 2016, the Sheveluch volcano strongly exploded ejecting an ash plume @ 11,000 meters asl. The ash cloud was spotted by satellites up to 565 miles (910 km) from the volcano. The aviation...

The volcanic activity and eruptions escalating around the world are kind of scary!

Volcanic activity around the world continues to escalate on June 2015! Knowing that volcanic eruptions are reknown for mass extinction events in the past, this recent and dramatic increase in volcanic explosions is preoccupating me....

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...

Kamchatka Zhupanovsky volcano erupts

The Zhupanovsky volcano erupted on February 12, 2016 in Kamchatka. The powerful eruption sent ash and gases to an altitude of 7000-7500 meters over the top of the volcano. Pictures: Tatiana Kozorog Lyudmila Denisenko Alexander Barbakar...

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...

Powerful eruption of Sinabung volcano sends ash 15km (50,000ft) in the air just days after official alert level was decreased in Indonesia

Just few days after the official alert level had been decreased, a massive explosion occurred last night at 02:53 local time, generating an ash plume that rose up to 15 km altitude...

Enchanting night eruption of Popocatepetl volcano on video

Watch this video of an enchanting night eruption of the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico. It occurred early on February 3, 2016. Awesome. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Fuego volcano strongly erupts in loud rumbling noises

Several moderate to strong explosions have been reported on November 20, 2016 at Fuego volcano in Guatemala Loud rumbling noises! The resulting column of ash and gas reached 5 km above the volcanic peak, is dispersing...

Fuego volcano erupts in Guatemala right now – First pictures and videos

The Fuego volcano in Guatemala has started erupting again at 21:15 on Monday, November 9, 2015. This night eruption of red lava is just incredibly beautiful... And creepy. The lava flow is now about 2 km...

Two volcanoes, Mount Asphyxia and Mount Michael, erupt in remote South Sandwich Islands

On 17th December 2016, two plumes appeared in satellite images of the South Sandwich Islands, one from Mount Asphyxia on the Zavodovski Island, and one from Mount Michael on the Saunders Island. Those are the first...

Ash tornado during strong eruption at sinabung volcano again

The Sinabung volcano erupted strongly in Indonesia on November 1, 2016. And during the explosion some tornado-like vortices formed and amazed many witnesses and photographers. Now technically these aren’t tornadoes, even if they look like it. Tornadoes...

3 volcanic eruptions on May 2, 2016: Turrialba (Costa Rica), Sakurajima (Japan), Santa Maria (Guatemala)

On May 2, 2016, 3 volcanoes erupted. The volcanic unrest continues! Turrialba volcano, Costa Rica Just after a series of minor earthquakes between the Turrialba and the Irazu volcanoes, the Turrialba volcano erupted in Costa Rica as shown...

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...

There is a large inactive submarine fault between Gran Canaria and Tenerife that conditioned the first growth stages of the archipelago

Geologists have discovered a large submarine fault between Gran Canaria and Tenerife with magnetic anomalies. The elongated and narrow trench extends from East-Northeast to West-Southwest, reaches depths between 6,000 and 13,000 below the seabed and has...

The world is unprepared for next major eruption: The next big blast will hobble global trade, communications and financial systems

The devastating Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 and the Tōhoku earthquake in Japan in 2011 highlighted some of the worst-case scenarios for natural disasters. But humanity has not had to deal with a cataclysmic...