RedskyNews Category: Volcanoes

Cotopaxi Volcano Ready To Blow


Cotopaxi in Ecuador continues to rumble after its first eruption in 70 years earlier this month. Over the last week, the volcano has been emitting almost constant steam-and-ash plumes punctuated by small explosions—all signs that magma is rising into the

Mexico’s Colima Volcano Erupts Twice


The Colima Volcano erupted twice on Thursday (August 20) morning, spewing ash and smoke more than 3 kilometres (1.86 miles) into the air. Located in the southwestern Mexican state of Colima, the Fire Volcano’s first eruption occurred at 8:00 am

Super Volcano Toba Comes To Life


Indonesia’s Toba super volcano – the site of the world’s largest volcanic lake in Sumatra –came alive late last month, producing hot steam and foul smelling gas. The recent activity has raised fears of a major eruption. Toba Volcano, according

Volcano about to erupt by Japan Nuclear Plant


Just under a week after the first nuclear power plant re-opened in Japan, critics are voicing concerns about safety. Oh, and there’s a volcano. After the Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011, all of Japan’s nuclear reactors were shut down. To

Yellowstone Mirrors Atlantis Volcano


Around 1630 BC, a super-volcano blew apart the Aegean island of Santorini, an event so violent that some theorists say it nurtured the legend of Atlantis. More than three and a half millennia later, the big blast is yielding forensic

7 Indonesian Volcanoes On Alert


The National Disaster Mitigation Agency has warned that seven volcanoes located across the archipelago are on alert statuses. The agency said it has prepared measures for the worst-case scenarios and officials met on Saturday to discuss the measures, said agency

Yellowstone – A Global Disaster


“Supervolcano: Eruption” (Roc), by Harry Turtledove: The master of the alternate history novel delivers a terrifying future of the United States that seems within the realm of possibility in “Supervolcano: Eruption.” Yellowstone National Park draws millions each year to see

1000’s Flee Indonesian Volcano


Mount Gamalama has erupted and spewed lava and ash on a town in eastern Indonesia, prompting thousands of residents to flee. There were no immediate reports of casualties after the 1,715-metre volcano, which forms the entire island of Ternate, first

Ecuador Volcano Spews Ash


QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador is spewing out red-hot rocks and billowing coarse ash. The South American country’s Geophysical Institute says the increased activity began Sunday afternoon. It says the volcano has thrown pyroclastic boulders up

Chile Volcano Disrupts Air Travel


Flights were canceled for several hours in Uruguay and Argentina Tuesday due to volcanic ash from the four-month-long eruption of the Puyehue volcano in Chile, airport authorities said. Laura Vanoli, Uruguay’s chief aeronautic meteorologist, said the country was almost entirely