Saline lakes around the world shrinking at alarming rates

68A7B8AA-D5FB-48CA-A454-38E5E44B4844.jpegSaline lakes around the world are shrinking in size at alarming rates. Lakes like Utah’s Great Salt Lake, Asia’s Aral Sea, the Dead Sea in Jordan and Israel, China’s huge Lop Nur and Bolivia’s Lake Popo are just a few that are in peril. These lakes and others like them are suffering massive environmental problems according to a group of scientists and water managers in Utah and Montana…….Read More 

Powerful eruptions at Sinabung volcano pulverize volcanic dome (Indonesia)

E409350D-45BB-48D9-A01E-A14BB87097F0.jpegNow sit back and enjoy these powerful volcanic eruptions and pyroclastic flows in pictures by Endro Lewa…. Read More 

Scientists rushed in to monitor earthquakes under Canary Islands volcano amid fears it could erupt at any minute

7755C7C5-3180-4F24-9F4D-23297E3362CA.jpegScientists have been rushed in to monitor the increasing earthquakes under a Canary Islands volcano amid fears it could erupt at any minute – sending a tidal wave hurtling towards Ireland. Hundreds of tiny earthquakes near the slopes of Cumbre Vieja have rocked La Palma over the past few weeks and seismic expert are now keeping watch on the tourist hotpot 24 hours a day…… Read More 

Ring of Fire latest: communities living in fear after latest massive earthquake

634A8169-268E-43A9-9FB2-CD7734C69559.jpegCommunities across Indonesia, Vanuatu and southwestern Japan are on edge after more rumblings from the earthquake and volcano hotbed dubbed the Ring of Fire. Increased activity around the Ring of Fire has put communities on edge An earthquake struck Japan on Wednesday and was quickly followed by the latest eruption of Mount Sinabung in Indonesia – …… Read More 

Powerful eruption of Tinakula volcano, ash to 10.7 km (35 000 feet), Solomon Islands

E70B4994-A90F-4529-A57E-1900AA8270A4.jpegAfter more than 5 years of quiescence, a powerful eruption started at Tinakula volcano, Temoto Province, Solomon Islands at 19:20 UTC on October 20, 2017. A second eruption was registered at 23:40 UTC. Heavy ashfall was reported on nearby islands. According to the Wellington VAAC, ash cloud was observed reaching an altitude of 35 000 feet (10.7 km) above sea level at 01:10 UTC on October 21, drifting east…….Read More

Largest volcanic region on Earth with 91 volcanoes found under Antarctica

IMG_0514.JPGWith the volcanic peak ranging from 100m to 3,850m in height, this is the largest volcanic region on Earth.  With its 91 volcanoes under Antarctica ice, geologists say the newly discovered volcanic range has similarities to east Africa’s volcanic ridge, currently acknowledged to be the densest concentration of volcanoes in the world. The 91 volcanic peaks situated in the West Antarctic Rift system were discovered during a remote survey made by researchers from the University of Edinburgh. But it is still unknown if the volcanoes are active. Antarctica remains among the least studied areas of the globe. Maybe we will soon discover what is the cause of the mysterious wave anomalies coming from the icy continent……Read More

West Coast Seismic Alert: 2 Alaskan Volcanoes Erupt As Earthquake Swarms At Mount St. Helens Raise Concerns

Volcano-Erupting-Full-Moon-Public-DomainMount St. Helens, Mount Rainier and Mount Hood are all major volcanoes that lie along the infamous “Ring of Fire” that runs down the west coast of the United States, and all of the seismic activity that has been taking place in the region has many concerned about what may happen next.  Earlier this month, I wrote about how 45 earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 or greater hit Alaska in just one 24 hour period.  This week, it is volcanic activity that is raising concerns.  The earthquake swarms at Mount St. Helens are making headlines all over the globe, and on Tuesday two major volcanoes in Alaska suddenly erupted on the exact same day…..Read More