Posts Tagged ‘volcano eruption’



Dramatic Volcanic Lightning

    This evening the Sakurajima volcano in  Japan had an average sized eruption. But nothing was average about what locals saw thereafter! Lightning could be seen coming from the lava and from behind the dark smoke.  A study in the journal Science indicated that electrical charges are generated when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in a volcanic […]

Inside the heart of the volcano for the first time!

For the first time in history scientists have descended 650 feet into the magma chamber of a volcano. These incredible images show one explorer gently lowering himself into the heart of the dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano in Iceland.  When it last erupted 3000 years ago, superheated molten rock from the depths of the Earth’s crust spewed […]

Lava Spews 65 Feet High After Crater Collapse

  A new vent has opened at one of the world’s most active volcanoes, sending lava shooting up to 65 feet high, scientists at Kilauea volcano said Sunday. The massive eruption began when the floor of the Pu’u O’o crater collapsed, making way for the lava to come out. The spectacle was incredible, and according […]

Japanese Volcano Wakes Up After 52 Years

  The Shinmoedake volcano is widely known to an international audience.  For James Bond fans, it’s known as the secret volcano base of Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld.  However, for the Japanese, Shinmoedake is best known as the volcano that’s erupting right now.  Shinmoedake volcano, in the Kirishima mountain range on the southwestern island of […]