Thursday, Sep 29, 2022

volcanic eruption


Tonga’s volcanic eruption may harm environment for years, scientists say

January 18, 2022 4:50 pm

Falling ash can smother coral reefs, which in Tonga are the mainstay of a tourism industry that brought in up to $5 million per year before the coronavirus pandemic.

Study finds lava tubes on Moon and Mars could act as shield from cosmic and solar radiation

August 18, 2020 3:43 pm

Because of the size of the lava tubes, they can be used as potential settlements due to the “protected and stable environments of lava tubes" and can accommodate a large number of astronauts

How volcanic activity can spawn tsunamis

December 24, 2018 9:15 am

No earthquakes were recorded before the tsunami struck, Indonesian authorities said. But there had been an eruption on the volcanic island of Anak Krakatau about half an hour before, they said, one of a series of eruptions there in recent weeks.

Bali volcano hurls lava and ash, airport unaffected

July 03, 2018 12:22 pm

The Indonesian geological agency's Agung monitoring post said explosions from the mountain began just after 9 p.m. and lasted more than 7 minutes.

Scientists warn of possible eruption at restless Alaska volcano

June 28, 2018 4:59 pm

In 2001, the volcano produced such an explosion, sending ash as high as 40,000 feet (12,000 meters). Most of Cleveland’s recent ash clouds have risen to no more than half that height, according to the observatory’s records.

Philippines' Mount Mayon volcano still swelling with magma below

January 25, 2018 9:01 pm

Officials are worried the eruption may last months, affecting the education, health and livelihoods of people in its shadow.

Philippines' Mount Mayon volcano explodes, villagers flee back to shelters

January 22, 2018 8:26 pm

The Philippines' largest active volcano, Mount Mayon, has erupted, sending massive clouds of ash, dust and superheated lava upto 5 kilometres at midday.

Largest volcanic eruption in the ocean uncovered in New Zealand

January 11, 2018 9:34 pm

A study has discovered the deepest underwater volcano, which has been detected off the coaast of New Zealand.

Volcanic eruption in Japan spews ash over four cities, towns

October 13, 2017 6:26 pm

A volcano in southwestern Japan is erupting for the first time in six years, spewing ash over nearby farms, cities and towns.

Watching Katla: Icelanders plan for next volcanic eruption

September 05, 2017 5:55 pm

After a summer of increased seismic activity at Katla, Icelanders are obsessing over the smallest sign of an eruption at the country's most closely watched volcano.


Congo's Mount Nyiragongo sees first volcanic eruption since 2002, lava on major highway

May 23, 2021 8:37 pm

The last volcanic eruption that took place in 2002 recorded hundreds of deaths and left more than 100,000 Congolese people homeless.

St Vincent's volcano spews ash and gas in biggest explosion on Caribbean island

April 12, 2021 10:30 pm

Roughly 16,000 people who live in communities close to the volcano had been evacuated under government orders on Thursday, but an unknown number have remained behind and refused to move.