RedskyNews Category: Volcanoes

Yellowstone Volcano Ready To Blow

Scientists are predicting that the world’s largest super-volcano in one of America’s most popular national parks could erupt in the near future. Yellowstone National Park’s caldera has erupted three times in the last 2.1million years and researchers monitoring it say

Caterpillars Invade Java Villages

Surabaya. East Java’s deputy governor has ordered officials to prepare for possible evacuations in areas hit by a caterpillar outbreak, a report said on Friday. Saifullah Yusuf also requested authorities to monitor the situation in Probolinggo district, where villages were

Merapi Mud Flow Destroys Villages

Vast torrents of volcanic mud washing down the slopes of Mount Merapi have destroyed or damaged more than 600 homes over the past few days, an official said on Sunday. Heri Prawoto, head of the Magelang Disaster Mitigation Office in

21 Houses Buried By Merapi Lava

A FLOOD of volcanic lava from Indonesia’s Mount Merapi has buried 21 houses in Central Java. Residents told Radio Australia News wet weather over the weekend turned into a “boiling flood” as the rains hit the volcano and washed down

Karangetang Residents Evacuated

Indonesia said it has evacuated hundreds of people living near Mount Karangetang, off North Sulawesi, as the authorities issued a red alert yesterday following its eruption. Nearly 600 people live in three villages 4km from the volcano’s western peak, from

Indonesia On Volcano Red Alert

Indonesia has issued a red alert after Mount Karangetang on the island of Sulawesi erupted, sending lava and searing gas clouds down its slopes. “We raised the volcano’s status to the highest red alert level today at 5:45pm and ordered

6.5 Quake Hits Vanuatu No Tsunami

A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu today, the US Geological Survey said, but no widespread tsunami warning was issued. However, the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued a bulletin saying the shallow quake could

Hawaii Volcano Starts Wildfire

Volcano Erupts In Southern Japan

A volcano in south-western Japan has erupted after nearly two weeks of relative silence, sending ash and rocks up to four kilometres into the air, a local official said. It was not immediately clear if the eruption was a direct

Mt. Karangetang Violently Erupts

JAKARTA, Indonesia — One of Indonesia’s most active volcanos has erupted, sending lava and searing gas clouds tumbling down its slopes. Volcanology official Agus Budianto said Friday that authorities were still trying to evacuate residents living along the slopes of

Kilauea Eruption Spectacular Video

Video Report: Scientists say the Pu’u O’o crater floor collapsed and an eruption occurred along the middle of Kilauea Volcano’s east rift zone on Saturday. Lava erupted up to 65 feet high. Freelance videographer Mick Kalber shot this amazing aerial

Kilauea Erupts As Crater Collapses

US geologists are monitoring one of the world’s most active volcanoes, located in Hawaii, after a crater collapse sent lava spewing 24 metres into the air. A fountain of fire was reported at Kilauea, on the Big Island of Hawaii,

Iceland: 400 Quakes in 24 Hours

After four days of continues earthquake activity it appears that Krísuvík volcano has stepped up it’s activity by a order of magnitude. Since midnight there have been over 400 earthquakes in Krísuvík volcano. The activity is continuing when this is

Mud Volcano Will Erupt For 25 Years

A mud volcano that has displaced more than 13,000 Indonesian families will erupt for at least a quarter of century, emitting belches of methane gas through a deepening lake of sludge, scientists reported on Thursday. Underground pressure means the volcano

Children Die Under Bulusan Ash

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine health authorities handed out face masks to thousands of residents around an erupting volcano on Wednesday after a child died of an asthma attack blamed on falling ash, officials said. Bulusan volcano spewed a huge ash

Mt. Bulusan Erupts – Hundreds Flee

Manila. Hundreds of villagers fled to safety Monday after a restive volcano belched ash and smoke into the sky after a monthlong lull, officials said. Despite Mount Bulusan’s ash explosion, its 13th since November, there were no signs of an