Category: Volcanoes

Arenal Volcano ~ Costa Rica

Arenal Volcano ~ Costa Rica

~ Positioned within Costa Rica’s fertile northern lowlands, the Arenal Volcano is an unavoidable presence while traveling within this part of the country. It is tall and imposing and has a reputation that precedes itself. Arenal’s perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer’s dream, while its abundance of outdoor activities makes it an easy place […]

Incredible Footage Of An Explosive Volcanic Eruption Captured in New Guinea

Incredible Footage Of An Explosive Volcanic Eruption Captured in New Guinea

  A video recently captured by an Australian couple shows the beauty and destructive power of a volcanic eruption. Mount Tarvurvur located in Papua New Guinea erupted on August 29. Debris and ash from this event sent a plume going thousands of feet into the sky, with the eruption continuing for several days afterwards. The […]

New Island Rises Southern Japan ~ November 2013

New Island Rises Southern Japan ~ November 2013

~ The Japan Coast Guard and Japan Meteorological Agency announced that a small island has risen in the far south of Tokyo after a volcanic eruption occurred under the sea sometime between Wednesday and Thursday. Scientists are not sure if the island will become permanent or if it will eventually be eroded away.   The […]

Mt Rinjani ~ Lombok Indonesia

Mt Rinjani ~ Lombok Indonesia

Breaking News….! Rinjani National Park will be close from any trekking and hiking activities starting from January 10 till March 31, 2013 and will be reopen again on April 2013. Mount Rinjani is located in Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara, or to the East of Bali Island. This mountain has been registered in the area of Mount […]

Antarctica’s Volcanic Ice Caves

Antarctica’s Volcanic Ice Caves

Inside an ice cave on Mt. Erebus.Source: Kayla Iacovino/Science Friday Antarctica’s Volcanic Ice Caves Rival Hoth’s ~ Antarctica’s Mount Erebus is a bit of an odd duck in the world of volcanoes. While virtually all others have a solid cap of rock covering their magma pools, Erebus’ has none—just a mile deep lake of roiling, […]

Kilauea Volcano Hawaii ~ Lava Flows

Kilauea Volcano Hawaii ~ Lava Flows

Posted by Robert Boggs A surge of lava spews out of a rupture in the lava tube system and is heading down steep cliffs, or pali in Hawaiian. This strong flow is being supplied lava from Kilauea Volcano’s Pu`u O`o Crater four miles to the northwest. The rupture was at the 1600-foot elevation about four […]

Ongoing Volcanic Eruption on Jupiter's Satellite

Ongoing Volcanic Eruption on Jupiter’s Satellite

*** An active volcanic eruption on Jupiter’s moon Io was captured in this image taken on February 22, 2000 by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft. Tvashtar Catena, a chain of giant volcanic calderas centered at 60 degrees north, 120 degrees west, was the location of an energetic eruption caught in action in November 1999. A dark, “L”-shaped […]

Chile’s Lascar Volcano Alert Status Elevated

Chile’s Lascar Volcano Alert Status Elevated

Posted by Robert Boggs Chile’s Lascar Volcano Alert Status Elevated (increased) ——– OVDAS-SERNAGEOMIN [http://www.sernageomin.cl/] reports that the Lascar volcano, located in the Antofagasta region, presents a slight variation of seismic activity, represented by the occurrence of a seismic swarm events volcano – tectonic (VT), whose features suggest a location in the environment the volcano. [http://www.sernageomin.cl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=846&Itemid=154] […]

Mt. Erebus steaming away...

Mt. Erebus steaming away…

Posted by Robert Boggs AN AMAZING DISCOVERY HAS BEEN MADE NEAR ANTARCTICA. A string of a dozen volcanoes has been found, with at least several of them being active. A string of a dozen volcanoes has been found beneath the frigid seas near Antarctica. This is the first of such discovery in that region. At […]

Canary Islands Undersea Volcano Now Just 70 Meters from Surface

Canary Islands Undersea Volcano Now Just 70 Meters from Surface

Canary Islands Eruption In the Atlantic Ocean, off the Canary Island of El Hierro, 20-meter high jets of water are being spat into the air as the sea boils amid the stench of sulfur. The undersea volcano, which is set to create new land, is growing ever-nearer to the surface — but is the existing island […]

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Milky Way Over the Peak of the Furnace – A volcanic eruption before a star filled southern sky, appearing somehow contained beneath the arching band of our Milky Way Galaxy. Also visible in the background sky is the Pleiades open star cluster, the constellation of Orion, the brightest star Sirius, and the neighboring Large […]

Mount Etna Lastest Eurption

Mount Etna Lastest Eurption

Photograph by Antonio Parrinello, Reuters Lava spews from Mount Etna on August 6 during the latest eruption of the Italian volcano, the tallest and most active in Europe. Since early July the Sicilian volcano has been erupting off and on, with some explosions shooting flames 75 stories into the air, according to CBS News. Despite […]

Sleeping Volcanoes

Sleeping Volcanoes

“Sleeping” Volcanoes Can Wake Up Faster Than Thought! The Soufrière Hills volcano erupts on Montserrat in January 2010. The world’s “sleeping giants” can wake up much quicker than thought, according to a new volcano model. Scientists believe the magma chambers—or reservoirs of molten rock—under dormant volcanoes are filled with sticky, viscous mush. For a volcano […]

A New Island Forming

A New Island Forming

A yacht was traveling in the south Pacific when the crew came across a weird sight. Look at these photos and try  to imagine the thrill of experiencing this  phenomenon. A  BEACH? NO!  This is not a beach It is volcanic stones floating  on the  water. WHERE  IS THE VOLCANO? UNBELIEVABLE SITE SO I TOOK […]

Nyiragongo Volcano, Congo

Nyiragongo Volcano, Congo

Nyiragongo Volcano The Volcano Next Door Scientists descend to a fiery lava lake to protect a Congolese city in its path. By Michael Finkel Photograph by Carsten Peter When? This is the question that has brought two of the world’s leading volcano scientists to the center of Africa; it’s the question that haunts a team […]