Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano is the Most Active Volcano in the United States

The latest US geological survey update, released on the 24th October is an update on the 2005 report and looks at the risk of a volcano erupting with five ratings form very low to very high.  Kilauea was given an overall…

“Lava bomb” Injures 23 on a Boat off the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii

A sea tour boat was struck by a large blob of lava thrown up from a fissure caused by the ongoing eruption of Hawaii’s. The lava that burst through the roof of the tour boat injured twenty-three tourists. One woman…

Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Eruption Continues to Destroy Homes

After a week of earthquakes, lava flows and new fissures Kilauea volcano continues to erupt on Hawaii’s Big Island. The flow of lava intensified Sunday (yesterday) from ongoing eruptions at Hawaii Island’s Kilauea volcano, and molten rock is pouring from fissures…

Two volcanos in Papua New Guinea threaten villages as government orders evacuation

Papua New Guinea authorities have ordered the evacuation of some 5,000 people from Biem Island and surrounding islands, amid fears of a volcanic eruption, as the country’s Prime Minister directed national resources to neighbouring Kadovar island. The Prime Minister’s office…

Japanese volcano threatening disastrous eruption next to nuclear plant

The Sakurajima volcano in Japan, responsible for one of the biggest eruptions in Japans history is set to blow again – this time Sendai Nuclear Power Plant is next door. When the volcano last had a major eruption, nearly 90,000…

Volcanic eruption warning issued for Mt Io in Kyushu, Japan

Japan’s weather agency on Sunday the 28th February issued an alert for the possible eruption of Mt Io a volcano in the southwest of the country, following an increase in noticeable seismic activity and based on recent eruptions. A no-entry warning…

Japanese Sakurajima volcano spectacular eruption

The Sakurajima volcano Sakurajima spectacularly erupted last Friday (5th February, 2016), near Sendai the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, and the largest city in the Tōhoku region. The Sakurajima volcano is also about 50 kilometres from a nuclear plant. The…

Volcano warning in Japan

Japan has raised a volcano warning level, urging residents near Sakurajima in the south-western region to prepare for evacuation. The active volcano on the island of Kyushu is located about 50km from the Sendai nuclear plant, where the reactor was…

Japanese Volcano Mount Shindake Erupts

Residents of the Japanese island of Kuchinoerabu have been urged to evacuate to get out of the path of an erupting volcano spewing out rocks and sending black clouds of ash 9 kilometres into the sky Mount Shindake, located in…

Chile’s Calbuco Volcano causing Airline Problems

An ash plume continues to drift throughout the continent, disrupting flights across a large part of South America and forcing a Qantas flight to Santiago to return to Sydney hours into its flight. Chile’s Calbuco volcano caused more alarm early…

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