Browsing the "Volcanoes" Category

Nabro Volcano Before Eruption {Photo of the Day}

June 20th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

After midnight local time on June 13, 2011, the Nabro Volcano in the Southern Red Sea Region of Eritrea erupted after a series of earthquakes hit the Eritrea-Ethiopia border region, ranging up to magnitude 5.7. The image below shows what the stratovolcano looked like before it erupted.


NASA Shows Chilean Volcano Plume Moving Around the World

June 17th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

In early June the Chilean Volcano called Puyehue-Cordón Caulle erupted, sending a massive plume of ash around the Southern Hemisphere, stalling flights out of many airports and causing havoc for millions of passengers. NASA Satellite imagery captured the plume as it made its way around the world.


Images of Grímsvötn Volcano Eruption

June 7th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

Below, are images from the eruption and of the ash plume that ended up disrupting air travel in Iceland, followed shortly by Greenland, Scotland, Norway, Svalbard and a small part of Denmark, Northern Ireland, northern England and Northern Germany.


Iceland Volcano Causes Flights of Thousands to be Cancelled

May 24th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Despite the news yesterday that, due to improved volcanic ash safety regulations and differences in the weight of volcanic ash from Grimsvotn compared to Eyjafjallajökull, flight cancellations and disruptions from the Iceland volcano Gromsvotn were likely to be minimal, it seems that the volcano is affecting flights in Europe now


Iceland Volcano Eruption Continues, Volcanic Ash May Hit UK, France, Spain

May 23rd, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

The Grimsvotn volcano continues to erupt at the same levels as it has since Saturday, the eruption is reportedly "much bigger and more intensive" than Eyjafjallajökull eruption last year and 10 times bigger than Grimvotn's eruption in 2004. However, it is not expected to have nearly the same effect as the Eyjafjallajökull eruption (and the 2004 Gromsvotn eruption had little effect). Why


Deep Sea Volcanoes Explode Too

March 29th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

Over the last decade, geologists have speculated that based on certain evidence in the surrounding environment, these undersea volcanoes are capable of explosive eruptions. No one’s been able to prove it though. Until now


Volcanic Activity at Kilauea

March 24th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

One of Earth's most active volcanoes, Kilauea, surged to life on March 5 of this year, spewing fresh flows of lava out the opening of a new fissure and starting off a forest fire that has burned for much of this month. NASA's Advanced Land Imager (ALI) onboard the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite captured the following false-color images of the area



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