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Volcanic Island Niijima Merges With Neighboring Island

Volcanic Island Niijima Merges With Neighboring Island

By Val Powell April 9, 2014

A volcanic island on the coast of Japan, Niijima Island, has said to have swallowed a part of a neighboring island. NASA has recorded Niijima’s continuous eruptions, and photos from the Operational Lang Imager on Landsat 8 showed a stream …

Volcanic Eruptions Reported in Multiple Areas Volcanic Eruptions Reported in Multiple Areas

Recent volcanic activity has been reported in multiple areas including: El Salvador, the Indonesian island of Sumatra, and an islet off Japan’s Pacific coast. Residents near two of the volcanoes were forced to evacuate. A plume of gas erupted 3 …

El Salvador Volcano Eruptions Leads To Evacuations El Salvador Volcano Eruptions Leads To Evacuations

The eruption of the Chaparrastique volcano in El Salvador has lead authorities to call for an evacuation of villages located within 3 kilometers of the volcano. The volcano erupted on Sunday and witnesses say that it shot a cloud of …

El Salvador volcano erupts - emergency evacuations El Salvador volcano erupts - emergency evacuations

A 7,025-foot volcano erupted in El Salvador Sunday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. sending up a shooting gas and smoke stream that reached over 3 miles high. The cloud of dark ash that went straight into the sky signaled what was …

El Salvador Volcano Erupts, Residents Flee Homes El Salvador Volcano Erupts, Residents Flee Homes

Frightened residents in the San Miguel region of El Salvador were ordered to evacuate after a volcano erupted Sunday morning. According to a civil protection official, “almost right after the explosion,” the Chaparrastique volcano prompted authorities to order the evacuations …

Mount Etna Erupts, Peppers Towns with Ash Mount Etna Erupts, Peppers Towns with Ash

Europe’s most active volcano, Mount Etna, erupted Saturday, showering pyroclastic detritus on towns around the mountain’s slopes and the nearby comune of Taormina. The eruption didn’t call for any evacuations, though an area highway was shut down for 30 minutes, …

Mt. Etna: First Major Eruption Since 1992 Mt. Etna: First Major Eruption Since 1992

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Mt. Etna in Sicily erupted over the weekend. Lava and hot ash began spewing out on Saturday, and tapered off on Sunday. Etna is Europe’s most active volcano, with 16 paroxysmal, or sudden, eruptions this year and the last major …

Indonesia Volcano Erupts Again, Forces Evacuations Indonesia Volcano Erupts Again, Forces Evacuations

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An Indonesia volcano recently erupted for the third time in recent months. Mount Sinabung was the volcano that erupted, causing hundreds of villagers to evacuate. The volcano unleashed a 7-km (4.3 mile) column of ash into the air on Sunday. …

Mt. Sinabung Erupts In Indonesia, Thousands Flee Mt. Sinabung Erupts In Indonesia, Thousands Flee

Mt. Sinabung is a pleistocene-to-holocene stratovolcano located in North Sumatra, Indonesia. It’s OK if you aren’t sure what exactly that means, because the word that is important in the previous sentence is volcano, mainly because of what they are known …

‘Pompeii’ Disaster Movie Teased in New Trailer

It appears that disaster movies may be making a comeback. Director Paul W.S. Anderson of Resident Evil, Alien vs. Predator, and The Three Musketeers fame is directing a big volcano disaster movie set for a February 21, 2014 release. Unlike …

Indonesia Volcano Erupts, Killing 6

A volcano erupted in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia early on Saturday morning, spewing ash thousands of feet into the air and smothering a nearby beach in lava. Six people were killed. Mount Rokatenda, on the tiny island of Palue, has …

Popocatepetl Volcano Ash Grounds Mexico City Flights

Last month, the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico began erupting, spewing ash and steam into the air. The volcano this week began acting up again, causing flights in nearby Mexico City to be cancelled. Mexican authorities have also cordoned off a …

Alaska on Alert Following Small Volcanic Eruption
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An Alaska volcano spewed an ash cloud with an estimated of height of 23,000 feet, according to CNN. Although Cleveland Volcano, which forms the western half of Chuginadak Island off the coast of mainland Alaska, hasn’t coughed up anything else …

Ubehebe Volcano Explosion In California Coming Soon Ubehebe Volcano Explosion In California Coming Soon
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Peri Sasnett of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University has lead a team of researchers to study Ubehebe. Ubehebe is a large volcanic crater in the north of Death Valley. Using technology taken from the dating …