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Posts Tagged ‘Volcano’

Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Firehose Lava Flow Finally Cut Off

Monday, February 6th, 2017 8:22am MDT

The firehose lava flow that had been spilling out of a seaside cliff on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano since New Year’s Eve finally stopped Thursday after a portion of the cliff collapsed, according to reports. Hawaii Volcano Observatory geologists were at the site observing a large crack in a section of the cliff and were able […]

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Japanese Volcano ‘25 Years Away’ from Major Eruption

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 6:13pm MDT

Scientists are warning that one of Japan’s most active volcanoes could erupt within the next 30 years due to a buildup of magma, the BBC reports. The Sakurajima volcano is situated on Japan’s Kyushu island, only 49km from a nuclear plant and not far from the city of Kagoshima. A report by experts from the […]

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Iceland’s Largest Volcano Rocked By Earthquakes

Monday, August 29th, 2016 12:54pm MDT

< Iceland’s largest volcano was recovering Monday after being rocked by a series of early morning earthquakes. The North Atlantic Island’s Met Office reported that two earthquakes with magnitudes of 4.6 and 4.5 hit the Katla volcano, some of the biggest seismic activity to hit the crater since 1997. According to Bloomberg, the two large […]

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Japan’s Mount Aso Erupts, Tourists Evacuated

Monday, September 14th, 2015 3:52am MDT

Japan’s largest active volcano, Mount Aso, erupted Monday, prompting the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) to raise its five-scale volcanic alert level to three from two, warning people not to approach the area. The eruption shot plumes of smoke 2,000 meters (6,560 feet) into the air. Mount Aso, located on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, […]

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Volcanic eruptions help slow global warming

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 6:59am MDT
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NASA satellites discover source of mysterious volcanic debris in South Pacific

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 10:51am MDT

While on a routine patrol late last week a New Zealand Defense Force patrol craft spotted a massive area of pumice floating in the South Pacific from an unknown source. Teaming up with NASA, volcanologists today pinpointed the source of a raft of debris covering thousands of square miles. Read the rest of this story on […]

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Forecast calling for volcanic eruption, global super storm, Godzilla goes viral

Saturday, July 14th, 2012 7:39am MDT

Mother Nature can be destructive but one weather forecast that recently appeared on YouTube called for conditions approaching Armageddon. The video, recorded by a WTVR Richmond meteorologist, calls for everything from a volcano causing temperatures of 400 degrees to an attack by Godzilla.  Read more about this apocalyptic forecast on Examiner.com and check out the […]

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Japanese volcano made famous in James Bond movie erupts

Saturday, January 29th, 2011 4:29am MDT

This week a significant eruption of Mount Shimnoe on the island of Kyushu in Japan sent ash billowing 15,000 feet into the atmosphere.  The mountain, part of a complex of 20 volcanoes, will be familiar to fans of James Bond movies.  Shimnoe-dake (Shimnoe Peak) began to erupt on Wednesday prompting some flight cancelations from area […]

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Dual disasters strike Indonesia killing hundreds

Saturday, October 30th, 2010 9:26am MDT

One major natural disaster is bad enough but the nation of Indonesia is struggling to recover from two that struck in the past week.  A major earthquake caused a tsunami late Monday and Tuesday the nation’s most active volcano erupted. Off the nation’s western coast, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake triggered a tsunami with 10 foot […]

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Mount St. Helens – 30 years since the deadliest volcanic eruption in American history

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 12:49pm MDT

The morning of May 18, 1980 started as a quiet one with bright blue skies over the Cascade Mountains in Washington. That however quickly changed at 8:32am when Mount St. Helens came to life erupting in what would become the deadliest volcanic event in the history of the United States. The eruption wasn’t entirely a […]

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