RedskyNews Category: Volcanoes

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

Volcano To Create New Island

Over the past week or so, the geological upheaval in the Canary Islands has caused jets of water to rise more than 20 metres into the air and locals claim to have even seen rocks thrown out of the sea.

Etna Eruption Closes Airport

Lava and ash spewing out of a crater of the giant Etna volcano in southern Italy forced the closure of nearby Catania airport, ANSA news agency said late Sunday. With a high risk of volcanic ash being blown onto the

Ash Rises From Russian Volcano

An explosive eruption is taking place at Russia’s Shiveluch volcano (sometimes called Sheveluch or Sopka Shiveluch), located in the far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula, prompting no fly zones to be imposed in the region. Ash plumes have risen to 34,500 ft

Residents Flee Canary’s Volcano

Video Report: Residents living near a volcano on Spain’s Canary Islands have been moved from their homes because of fears it is about to erupt. The Pico de Malpaso on El Hierro island has been rumbling and spitting rocks since

Earthquakes Hit Off La Palma

The Instituto Geografico Nacional (IGN) has reported surface deformations exceeding 35mm on the Spanish island of El Hierro, where residents have been alert for a possible volcanic eruption. The number of earthquakes recorded since July 17 on the smallest of

Indonesia Farmers Flee Volcano

MOUNT TAMBORA, Indonesia (AP) — Bold farmers in Indonesia routinely ignore orders to evacuate the slopes of live volcanoes, but those living on Tambora took no chances when history’s deadliest mountain rumbled ominously this month. Villagers like Hasanuddin Sanusi have

Two Volcanoes Get Ready To Blow

Authorities raised the alert status of two volcanoes to the second-highest level over the weekend and told people to stay up to six kilometers away from the craters . The alert was raised on Sunday for Mount Soputan in North

Mount Etna Eruptions Get Stronger

As the Mt. Etna volcano came to life again and started erupting in the southern Italy on the island of Sicily, inhabitants were not worried but rather bemused. The volcanic eruption took place as on July 30 2011 in Catania-the