15 49.0138 8.38624 1 0 4000 1 http://latest-mobile-news.com 300
Category / Volcanoes

Volcanic explosions shut down this national park. It’s about to reopen — without any lava.

For the last decade, a cauldron stewed inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  A giant lake of churning lava, over 500 feet across and hundreds of feet deep, drew visitors from around the planet to the lake’s eerie red glow, visible at night as the sun set beyond Hawaii’s Big Island. Just in April, the burgeoning...CONTINUE READING
Share:

Engineering Earth’s climate might quell global warming, but it could come with a cost

When Mount Pinatubo violently erupted in 1991, the volcano blasted millions of tons of gas well over 20 miles into Earth’s atmosphere. After condensing into little droplets, the particles reflected sunlight back into space and cooled the planet by about 1 degree Fahrenheit for over a year.  Nearly three decades later, some scientists wonder if...CONTINUE READING
Share:

Yellowstone won’t erupt anytime soon, but a debate still rages about the supervolcano

Ying Zhou teaches a Geology 101 class to students at Virginia Tech, but after peering deeply into the subterranean world beneath the Yellowstone volcano, Zhou says she needs to modify her lesson plans — for Yellowstone, anyhow.  Yellowstone is one of the most heavily-researched volcanoes in the world, and it’s believed to be responsible for...CONTINUE READING
Share:

Satellite photos reveal the devastation of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano

Hotel La Reunión Golf Resort and Residences sits in the shadow of Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego, at about five miles away. Prior to the June 3 eruption, it was a verdant land, with well-manicured lawns.  Two days later, harrowing avalanches of scorching volcanic ash, rocky debris, and gas — called pyroclastic flows — smothered La...CONTINUE READING
Share:

Why Guatemala’s volcano erupted in deadly avalanches, but Hawaii’s hasn’t

Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego — literally translated to the Volcano of Fire — can be a terrifying mountain.  On June 3, the volcano sent scorching avalanches of swiftly flowing volcanic debris, known as pyroclastic flows, down its flanks, which the Guatemalan government said has so far killed 25 people.  But this is nothing new for...CONTINUE READING
Share:

Satellites in space see lava pouring from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano

From the ground, lava pouring from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano can look terrifying.  Over the past few weeks, newly cracked fissures in the ground have allowed fountains and pools of molten rocket to well up to the surface, destroying homes and other structures in the area surrounding the active volcano.  SEE ALSO: An astronaut saw Hawaii’s...CONTINUE READING
Share:

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano just exploded

Hawaii’s volcanologists got it right. Although Hawaii’s volcanoes rarely erupt explosively, a perfect stage had been set for such an eruption to occur this week, and it did. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted explosively at 4:15 a.m. Hawaii time on Thursday morning. An imposing ash cloud reached 30,000 feet...CONTINUE READING
Share:

Hawaii volcano eruption brings the state’s worst earthquake in decades

Right on the heels of Thursday’s volcano eruption in Hawaii, a pair of earthquakes struck the state as residents contended with ongoing evacuations and noxious gas in the air. The first, a 5.4-magnitude quake according to the United States Geological Survey, occurred at around 11:30 a.m. local time near the southern coast of Hawaii’s Big...CONTINUE READING
Share:

Lava shoots through a 500-foot-long fissure in the middle of a Hawaiian neighborhood

A fissure nearly 500 feet long opened up in the Leilani Estates neighborhood in Hawaii Thursday evening, spewing lava into the air for around two hours. The lava didn’t engulf any homes but prompted some evacuations. The molten rock only traveled around a few yards from the large crack, according to the U.S. Geologic Survey. ...CONTINUE READING
Share:
Please wait...

Subscribe to our newsletter

Want to be notified when our article is published? Enter your email address and name below to be the first to know.