Volcano

  • Watch: This video of a volcanic eruption from the International Space Station is something you may never see in this lifetime 1 week ago

    Most of us have never been around a volcanic site, leave alone watching a volcanic eruption. While videos of volcanic eruptions are readily available on the internet, we had no idea what it looked like from the space. Volcanologists captured this footage of Sarychev's volcano eruption with the help of...
  • NASA spots volcanic 'heart' on Mars April 13, 2014

    After the discovery of 'Australia' by NASA's Curiosity Rover, scientists have now located a heart shape on Tharsis Bulge, a region home to some of the Red planet's biggest ancient volcanoes. Formed most likely through volcanic activity, the heart shape was spotted by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera aboard...
  • Watch: Incredible aerial footage of an erupting volcano shot from a drone will literally have you taking cover March 12, 2014

    A YouTube user Shaun O'Callaghan uploaded a terrific video shot from a DJI Phantom quad-copter of the Yasur volcano on Tanna Island in Vanuatu erupting. Incredibly, the DJI Phantom, a ready to fly aerial filming multirotor system with gopro mount, was unharmed. The video shows flying chunks of lava flying...
  • Indonesia volcano erupts; 2 killed, 1 lakh evacuated February 14, 2014

    Kediri: A major volcanic eruption in Indonesia shrouded a large swath of the country's most heavily populated island in ash on Friday, triggering the evacuation of more than 1,00,000 people and the closure of three international airports after killing two people. The explosive overnight eruption of Java island's Mount Kelud could...
  • Death toll rises to 16 from Indonesia volcano February 2, 2014

    Mount Sinabung (Indonesia): The death toll from an Indonesian volcano that has been rumbling for months rose to 16 on Sunday after rescuers found another charred corpse and a critically injured college student died in a hospital, officials said. Mount Sinabung erupted again on Saturday just a day after authorities allowed...
  • Indonesia: 14 killed in volcanic eruption February 2, 2014

    Mount Sinabung: An Indonesian volcano that has been rumbling for months unleased a major eruption on Saturday, killing 14 people just a day after authorities allowed thousands of villagers who had been evacuated to return to its slopes, saying that activity was decreasing, officials said. Among the dead on Mount Sinabung...
  • Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano erupted 24 times January 11, 2014

    Mount Sinabung, a volcano in Indonesia's North Sumatra province, erupted 24 times on Friday, shooting a column of ash about 4,000 metres to the sky and forcing further evacuation, an official said. Powerful burst of ash spread from the crater of rumbling volcano, located in Karo district, reported Xinhua citing Sutopo...
  • Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano erupted 24 times January 11, 2014

    Mount Sinabung, a volcano in Indonesia's North Sumatra province, erupted 24 times on Friday, shooting a column of ash about 4,000 metres to the sky and forcing further evacuation, an official said. Powerful burst of ash spread from the crater of rumbling volcano, located in Karo district, reported Xinhua citing Sutopo...
  • Volcanic eruption in Japan forms an island that looks like 'Snoopy' January 1, 2014

    What do you get when a volcano erupts in Japan? Snoopy, apparently. Weeks after a volcano erupted near an island located off the coast of Japan, the newly formed land mass merged with an existing one, forming a brand new shape that social media users are convinced resembles "Peanuts" dog...
  • Indonesia rumbling volcano unleashes fresh burst December 31, 2013

    A rumbling volcano in western Indonesia that has been spewing lava and clouds of gas high into the sky let out a new, powerful burst on Tuesday, prompting warnings for airplanes and triggering panic among villagers, officials said. Nine eruptions Tuesday sent lava and searing gas tumbling out of Mount Sinabung...
  • Indonesia orders mass evacuation as alert raised on Sumatra volcano November 24, 2013

    Indonesia ordered the evacuation of 15,000 residents near an active volcano in the west of the vast archipelago on Sunday as authorities raised the alert for the emergency to the highest level. Mount Sinabung on the island of Sumatra has become increasingly active in recent months, spewing columns of ash several...
  • Volcano raises new island far south of Japan November 21, 2013

    Tokyo: A volcanic eruption has raised an island in the seas to the far south of Tokyo, the Japanese coast guard and earthquake experts said. Advisories from the coast guard and the Japan Meteorological Agency said the islet is about 200 meters (660 feet) in diameter. It is just off the...
  • Rome: Etna volcano erupts, lighting up sky over Sicily November 18, 2013

    Europe's most active volcano, has erupted again, lighting up the sky over much of eastern Sicily and shooting up a towering column of ash. The eruption, which began late Sunday and tapered off on Monday morning, didn't endanger any of villages dotting the mountain's slopes, and no evacuation was ordered. The airport...
  • Mystery 13th century eruption traced to Indonesian volcano October 1, 2013

    London: Scientists have pinned down a volcano in Indonesia as the one responsible for a massive eruption that occurred in the 13th Century. The Samalas Volcano on Lombok Island, Indonesia, may be behind the mystery event in 1257 which was so large that its chemical signature is recorded in the ice...
  • Indonesia: Volcano eruption forces more than 6,200 people to flee homes September 17, 2013

    More than 6,200 people were evacuated from their villages following the eruption of Mount Sinabung in western Indonesia, an official said on Monday. The 2,600-meter (8,530-feet) volcano in North Sumatra province erupted early on Sunday after being dormant for three years, sending thick ash into the sky with small rocks pelting...
  • Chile order evacuation around stirring southern volcano May 28, 2013

    Santiago: Chilean and Argentine authorities on Monday declared a red alert and ordered the mandatory evacuation of a 25-km (15.5-mile) radius around the active Copahue volcano, which straddles the border between the two Andean nations. The volcano - located some 500 km (310 miles) south of capital Santiago, between Chile's Bio...
  • Dormant undersea volcano near Kalpakkam atomic plant? September 18, 2012

    Bangalore: Even as massive protests have stalled the commissioning of the Kudankulam nuclear plant, activists have now raised concerns over the safety of another nuclear site in Tamil Nadu. The activists claim that there is documentary evidence that the Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) in Kalpakkam near Chennai sits near...
  • Guatemala volcano erupts, thousands evacuated September 14, 2012

    Guatemala City: Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted on Thursday, spewing smoke and ash into the sky and forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, local emergency services said. The volcano, 25 miles (40 km) southwest of the capital Guatemala City, erupted in the early afternoon, sending a cloud of ash one km...
  • Iceland on the wing September 11, 2012

    The T-shirt sums it up: Don't F**k with Iceland – We may not have cash but we've got ash! Cash refers to the fallout from an explosion: The effects of the global financial crisis on Iceland. Traditionally based on geothermal energy, fishing and agriculture, Iceland tried to reinvent its economy through...
  • Indonesia volcano spews ash in biggest eruption July 17, 2011

    Tomohon, Indonesia: A volatile volcano in central Indonesia unleashed its most powerful eruption in days on Sunday, spewing hot ash and smoke high into the air and sending panicked villagers racing back to crowded government shelters. There were no immediate reports of casualties. Mount Lokon, located on northern Sulawesi island, rumbled...
  • Chile volcano ash circles globe, returns home June 18, 2011

    Santiago: The ash cloud from a Chilean volcano that has been erupting for nearly two weeks has circled the globe and come home again. The returning cloud - which has disrupted flights in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Australia and New Zealand on its around-the-world trip on Friday forced Chilean officials to cancel...
  • More flights halted by ash from Chilean volcano June 15, 2011

    Buenos Aires: The cloud of ash spewing from Chile's erupting volcano has grounded more flights in countries from Uruguay to Australia and is threatening to delay next month's start of the Copa America football tournament in Argentina. Argentine Football Association president Julio Grondona says the July 1 start of the Copa...
  • Ash cloud from Chile volcano wreaks airline havoc June 14, 2011

    Buenos Aires: A cloud of ash spewing from a Chilean volcano caused chaos for air travelers in South America again on Monday and grounded flights as far away as New Zealand and Australia, stranding thousands of passengers. Two airports serving Argentina's capital and the main international airport in Uruguay were closed...
  • Chile volcano ash grounds Australia, NZ flights June 13, 2011

    Ash from a Chilean volcano grounds hundreds of flights across Australia and New Zealand. ...
  • Chile volcano ash grounds Australia, NZ flights June 12, 2011

    Wellington: Thousands of passengers in Australia and New Zealand were affected when airlines suspended flights on Sunday as an ash cloud from an erupting volcano in southern Chile spread, threatening to damage engines. Australia's national carrier, Qantas Airways, said all the airline's flights in and out of the southeastern city of...
  • Chile: volcanic ash disrupts Aus, NZ flights June 12, 2011

    Wellington: Some airline flights to and from New Zealand were canceled on Sunday as an ash cloud from an erupting volcano in southern Chile spread. Australia's national carrier, Qantas Airways, said it canceled 22 flights to and from New Zealand and the Australian island-state of Tasmania, as well as eight flights...
  • Chile volcano ash grounds flights in Argentina June 8, 2011

    Buenos Aires: Stiff winds blew ash from a Chilean volcano on Tuesday in a widening arc across Argentina to the capital, grounding most air travel to and from the country for much of the day. Since airborne ash can severely damage jet engines, Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral, the country's state-owned international...
  • Chilean volcano grounds flights, coats ski slopes June 7, 2011

    Santiago: An erupting Chilean volcano sent a towering plume of ash across South America on Monday, forcing thousands from their homes, grounding airline flights in southern Argentina and coating ski resorts with a gritty layer of dust instead of snow. Booming explosions echoed across the Andes as toxic gases belched up...
  • Iceland eruption ending, German airports reopen May 26, 2011

    Reykjavik: Iceland's volcanic eruption has died down and is no longer spewing out ash, officials said on Wednesday as airlines began to get back to normal after cancelling about 1,000 flights in northern Europe. The explosion of the Grimsvotn volcano on Saturday caused much less chaos than an eruption in 2010...
  • Indian carriers to decide on flights to Europe May 25, 2011

    New Delhi: In the wake of the flight disruption in Europe due to ash spewing from an Icelandic volcano, officials of major Indian carriers on Wednesday held meetings to decide on diversion or cancellation of their flights. Officials of Kingfisher Airlines, Jet Airways and Air India held separate meetings to take...