Category: Volcanoes

Volcano eruption in Indonesia triggers evacuation

The Mount Sinabung volcano in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province erupted on Thursday afternoon, spewing a column of ash by up to two kilometres into the sky and triggering a small-scale evacuation, an official said on Friday. A powerful burst of hot ash was spread from the rumbling volcano, heading […]

Undersea volcano forms new island near Tonga

Undersea volcano forms new island near Tonga – Spectacular columns are spewing out of the sea about 6 miles (from the southwest coast off the main island of Tongatapu – an area where up to 36 undersea volcanoes are clustered, geologists said. Trade winds are blowing gas and […]

Large eruption of Shiveluch volcano sends ash up to 11.2 km, Russia Russian Shiveluch volcano erupted at 22:50 UTC on March 3, 2015 sending ash up to 11.2 km (drifting NNE), Tokyo VAAC reported. Aircraft on the North America – Japan routes are advised to avoid the area. The volcano is in an intense phase of activity, characterized by strong explosions […]

Nishino-shima has grown more than 11 times in size since eruption started, Japan An underwater volcanic eruption in the Ogasawara Islands archipelago gave rise to a new Pacific Ocean island in late November 2013. The new island, named Niijima, was about 500 meters from Nishino-shima at the time, another volcanic island that last erupted and expaned in 1973/74. Read Full Article