RedskyNews Category: Volcanoes

Melting ice will trigger wave of natural disasters

Scientists at a London conference next week will warn of earthquakes, avalanches and volcanic eruptions as the atmosphere heats up and geology is altered. Even Britain could face being struck by tsunamis . Scientists are to outline dramatic evidence that

Krakatoa getting ready to blow

One of the most terrifying volcanoes the world has ever known has begun to stir once more. Last time, it killed thousands and changed the weather for five years, now it could be even deadlier… Bright orange lava spews up

8,000 evacuated as Galeras erupts

PASTO, Colombia (AFP) – – Galeras volcano in southern Colombia, near the border with Ecuador, began erupting and some 8,000 residents were ordered to evacuate, the Colombian Institute of Geology and Mines said. A forceful eruption began at 7:10 pm

Japan’s Mount Asama Volcano erupts near Tokyo

Japan’s Mount Asama has erupted, throwing hot rocks out of the crater and depositing a fine layer of ash on parts of Tokyo, some 90 miles to the southeast. Television footage showed white smoke rising from the 2,568-meter peak and

Natural Disasters Become More Catastrophic

A research suggested that the number of natural disasters stemming from geological reasons such as earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis increased from an annual average of one incident in the 1950s to two in the 2000s. The number of natural calamities

Climate events could reduce USA and China to third world status in less than 10 years


In the recent documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”, Senator Al Gore pointed out that the Greenland ice sheet is melting faster than anyone ever expected. More than this, once it has gone sea levels could rise by up to twenty feet.

Yellowstone’s caldera rising


A geologist says some parts of the continually shifting, collapsed volcano at the center of the park are swelling unusually fast. Bob Smith, one of the leading researchers into Yellowstone·s geology, presented some of his findings at the American Geological

Expert slams wave threat inertia


A scientist has attacked the inaction over a threat from a dangerous volcano in the Canary Islands which could send a tidal wave crashing against the US. Bill McGuire of the Benfield Grieg Hazard Research Centre said no one was