Bali volcanic eruption seems imminent, after massive seismic activity increase

Over 70,000 people have already evacuated the area as an eruption from the Mount Agung volcano seems imminent.

Ecuador declares state of national emergency as Cotopaxi volcano wakes

A state of emergency has been declared this Saturday by Ecuador’s president, Rafael Correa. The measure was taken as a precaution given the recent increase in volcanic activity of the Cotopaxi stratovolcano, allowing the government greater freedom to allocate financial resources and critical personnel in the event of an eruption.

NASA spots 5 volcanoes erupting at the same time in Russia

Remote, cold, rugged, and fiedy – that’s the Kamceatka Peninsula for you! Out of all the 1,550 volcanoes that have erupted in the recent geologic past, 113 are found on Kamchatka. Of those, 40 Kamceatkan volcanoes are active, either erupting now or capable of erupting anytime, without any notice. The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on the Landsat 8 satellite captured activity at five of them

GeoPicture of the week: Mount Fuji

This is “just” a view of Mount Fuji – the highest mountain in Japan, actually a stratovolcano

Volcano erupts in Indonesia, no major damage done so far

A volcano erupted in eastern Indonesia, spewing a significant amount of ash and lava; thankfully, no deaths or injuries were reported so far. Mount Gamalama is a near-conical stratovolcano that comprises the entire Ternate island in Indonesia. Volcanologists say Mount Gamalama sprung to live last week, unleashing two smaller eruptions that went largely unnoticed. Kristianto (the state volcanologist which only

A busy year for Etna continues wth 17th eruption

We still have a few months to go in this year, and Etna still doesn’t look like it wants to stop its activity. The stratovolcano located in Sicily has already had its 17th eruption, whichm unlike most this year, came as quite a surprise. The volcano provided no seismic clues, instead the crater just filling up with lava and pushing

Mount Etna intensifies eruption

Italy’s Mount Etna is intensifying its eruption, shooting up more lava and ash in the air. Italy’s Civil Protection agency says that they have received raports from the geophysics and volcanology institute on Monday, announcing the increase in volume of ejected material, eight days after the initial eruption began. Local authorities state that Etna started spewing out a significant amount