Hawaii Lava Flow Update: Poses No Immediate Threat To Residents

Residents of Pahoa in Hawaii’s Big Island all accept volcanic activity as part of the trade-off for living in an island paradise. For the present, they are taking a “wait and see” stance in hopes that the lava flow from the…

Volcanic Island Niijima Merges With Neighboring Island

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…

Peru Volcano Awakens After 40 Years

It’s been four decades since a volcano in Peru has awakened, but on Tuesday, it came back to life and began spewing ash and dust into the sky. The volcano is located in southwestern Peru and has led to more…

Peru Volcano Prompts Evacuations

A volcano in southwestern Peru called Ubinas began ejecting pyroclastic material into the sky in 2006, after over four decades of lying dormant. Recent volcanic activity has prompted officials to evacuate 60 residents of Querapi, a village near its base.…

Sumatra Volcano Eruption Kills 15

A sudden eruption of an active volcano in the  Sumatra Islands of Indonesia has so far claimed 15 lives according to official reports. According to Jarkata Post, this is the first time volcanic eruptions of Mount Sinabung had caused fatalities. Spirals of…

Supervolcano Study Yields Unnerving News

What’s ashen, dark, and dead all over? Earth, potentially – if a supervolcano ever explodes! The truth is, if a supervolcano were to actually erupt, it could indeed be an extended winter for us – a volcanic winter, that is.…

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 Erupts – Several Villages Evacuated

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 – Causes 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

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…