A volcano was added to the main island in “Fortnite,” and smoke recently began emanating from it. This week, it began erupting – signalling big changes coming to the island as the game enters its ninth season. Players are discovering that throwing items into the volcano is filling a meter […]
Yellowstone National Park sits atop a massive supervolcano that’s considered one of the greatest volcano threats in the county. While experts estimate that a super-eruption might not happen for another few million years, NASA scientists performed a thought experiment to determine how we could prevent Yellowstone from erupting. Their hypothetical […]
Study finds magma follows an evolutionary path before eruption An eruption on one of Italy’s most active volcanoes created a small mountain in 1538 Researchers say those conditions are similar to huge eruptions 15,000 and 39,000 years ago Fact: 1.5 million lives are not in any danger from an imminent […]
Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano continues to erupt, spewing lava and ash onto Hawaii’s Big Island. A video posted on Thursday shows a phenomenon that geologists are calling a “lava boat.” In the video (embedded below), a river of lava breaks off a massive chunk of rock. Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is continuing […]
Lava from the lower east rift zone of Hawaii’s Kīlauea volcano has now destroyed more than 110 homes on the Big Island, with another 30 lost over the weekend as the flow from the month-long eruption cut a path through a residential area in Kapoho Bay. While most of the […]
Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano isn’t just spewing lava into the air anymore. That lava is flowing into the water, leading to a dangerous concoction called laze. Laze – a combination of the words lava and haze – is the product of a chemical reaction that happens when molten, 2,140-degree-Fahrenheit lava hits […]
Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano exploded Thursday morning, sending an ash plume thousands of feet into the sky. The eruption occurred shortly after 4 a.m. local time, Hawaii’s Civil Defence Agency said. The eruption shot ash more than 30,000 feet up. Authorities evacuated people from around Kilauea’s crater area and warned those […]
Two new fissures have opened up on Hawaii’s Big Island. Fissures 16 and 17 opened around 6.45am yesterday local time on the edge of the Puna Geothermal Venture and continuing a direct line heading northeast set by previous ruptures. This is fissure 16: More than 190,000 litres of pentane, a […]
Geologists collect lava samples to understand the inner workings of volcanoes, and to help predict future eruptions. On Kīlauea, an active volcano in Hawaii, geologists look for areas where the lava is slowly moving on the surface. They approach upwind, wearing protective masks, gloves, and clothing, and use a pick-ax […]
Kilauea volcano erupted on Thursday on Hawaii’s Big Island, sending ash flying into the air and lava pouring into the streets. One man was seriously injured when he was “lava-bombed” by spatter that hit his leg. Residents have evacuated the area, which is full of dangerous gases and rapidly flowing […]
The Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) ranks volcano eruptions by size and power. The scale goes from VEI-0 to VEI-8 and measures ash, lava, and rock ejected. VEI-1 is a gentle eruption that can happen frequently. Italy’s Mt. Stromboli has been erupting almost continuously for 2,000 years. VEI-6s are colossal eruptions […]
The Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii continues to erupt. On Tuesday, a huge river of lava wiped out a neighbourhood and filled Kapoho Bay. Before-and-after satellite images released Wednesday show the scale of destruction in and around the ocean bay. Reports suggest that hundreds of homes have […]
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You might have caught this story last week about lava flowing into the ocean off Hawaii’s Big Island. It’s been going on for months, but scientists noted that the spectacular strong flow through a lava tube had cracked the surface of the sea cliff and they were predicting a collapse […]
Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has been sending lava towards the ocean for about six months. But just this week, the flow escalated to spectacular levels. The USGS caught this incredible spout on January 28 and 29: Tourists can’t believe their luck. Some are even pushing their luck to […]