RedskyNews Category: Volcanoes

Double Eruption In Indonesia

An Indonesian volcano erupted twice on Monday following its biggest eruption in weeks over the weekend, a government volcanologist said, forcing people to remain in safety shelters. “The two eruptions happened within ten minutes which sent a column of ash

Mount Lokon Erupts 2,500 Flee

An Indonesian volcano has erupted, spewing rocks, lava and ash hundreds of metres into the air, just days after the country’s alert status was raised to the highest level. There has been a significant rise in volcanic activity at Mount

1000’s Flee Indonesian Volcano

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of residents have fled villages near an Indonesian volcano that has been erupting this week and has a history of violent explosions. Mount Lokon spews volcanic smoke in Tomohon, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Tuesday. Disaster

Mount Etna Ash Closes Airports

Southern Italian airports were on Saturday closed due to ash from Mount Etna, forcing traffic to be diverted to Palermo, the ANSA news agency said. Catania airport on the east coast of the island of Sicily was not expected to

Volcanic Ash Turns Moon To Blood

The moon turns red during total Lunar Eclipse of the moon seen in Nairobio, Kenya, June 15, 2011. Asian and African night owls were treated to a lunar eclipse, and ash in the atmosphere from a Chilean volcano turned it

Volcanic Ash Stops Aussie Flights

A volcanic ash plume from Chile which has made its way across the Atlantic and Indian oceans is wreaking havoc on Australian airways, forcing a number of carriers to cancel all services. Thousands of travellers have been left stranded in

Mt Dieng Spews Dangerous Gasses

Poisonous gases spewing from Mount Dieng in Central Java caused increasing alarm on Tuesday as concentrations of one of the gases breached levels deemed safe for humans. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), said

Ash Halts Hundreds Of Flights

Airlines have grounded about 500 flights after ash from an Icelandic volcano swept over Britain and towards northern Europe in a fresh travel nightmare for thousands of passengers. Barely a year after a similar eruption in Iceland forced the biggest

Ash Cloud Grounds UK Flights

Eighty-six Loganair and East Airways flights have been shelved because of the density of the ash thrown out by the erupting Grimsvötn volcano. New rules mean airlines can now carry on flying through lower densities of ash but much of

Volcano Shuts Greenland Airspace

A portion of airspace over Greenland has been closed due to ash from an erupting Icelandic volcano, Danish air traffic control officials said. Naviair spokeswoman Helle Kogsbell says authorities had closed some of Greenland airspace late Sunday “due to the

Volcanic Ash Could Shut UK Airspace

Ash from an erupting Icelandic volcano that has already grounded planes locally could enter UK airspace by Tuesday, forecasters have warned. The Grimsvotn volcano began erupting on Sunday, causing flights to be cancelled at Iceland’s main Keflavik airport after it

Volcano Halts Iceland’s Air Traffic

A new volcanic eruption in Iceland shut down the country’s airspace, a year after the eruption of nearby Eyjafjoell caused aviation chaos across Europe. Experts and aviation authorities said, however, that the impact of the Grimsvoetn eruption should not be

Tungurahara Erupts, Residents Flee

(CNN) — Authorities in Ecuador closed schools and evacuated residents in areas near a volcano Tuesday after ashes spewing from its crater fell on homes and farms, state media reported. Ashes from Tungurahua — which means “throat of fire” in

The Great Earthquake of 3/04/33 AD

On the 3rd of April 33 AD Israel suffered a massive earthquake. This quake had been proceeded by 3 hours of darkness. Once the darkness had passed the Moon glowed blood red. This was the first Good Friday, the day

Yellowstone Bigger Than Expected

The gigantic underground plume of partly molten rock that feeds the Yellowstone supervolcano might be bigger than previously thought, a new image suggests. The study says nothing about the chances of a cataclysmic eruption at Yellowstone, but it provides scientists

Taal Volcano On Eruption Alert

MANILA, Philippines – Scientists have warned that a picturesque volcano in the middle of a Philippine lake could erupt, and authorities stopped tourists from visiting it. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said it raised the alert level for