The eruption of the Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii is spewing more than molten lava and ash. It is also putting out 15,000 tons of ‘vog,’ or volcanic fog, every day.
Indonesia’s most volatile volcano has spewed smoke and ash in the latest of several eruptions in less than two weeks.
A volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii’s Big Island has gotten more hazardous, sending rivers of molten rock pouring into the ocean Sunday and launching lava skyward that caused the first major injury.
A volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted anew Thursday with little sound and only modest fury, spewing a steely gray plume of ash about 30,000 feet (9,100 meters) into the sky that began raining down on a nearby town.
‘Ballistic blocks’ the size of microwave ovens shot from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on Wednesday in what may be the start of explosive eruptions that could spew huge ash plumes and hurl smaller rocks for miles (km), the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Geologists warned Wednesday that Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks and ash into the air around its summit in the coming weeks.
Hawaii officials are evacuating areas of the Big Island following a series of earthquakes and volcanic activity that have put thousands of lives in danger and are damaging homes and infrastructure.
A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and the authorities have set up a no-go zone around the mountain.
Amazing footage has emerged of dozens of ash exhalations from Mexico’s most active volcano, Popocatepetl – reaching up to two kilometers into the sky. Just one of over 25 active volcanoes erupting at the moment.
Scientists were watching the United States’ famous Yellowstone National Park, Tuesday, January 6, after hundreds of earthquakes there late December and last week — prompting fears they are the prelude to the world’s most powerful volcanic eruption.
Japan has asked several companies to help it develop more geothermal power plants linked to its 108 active volcanoes, about 10 percent of the world’s total.