Active Volcanoes

A rare, it must be said to be fun in range of an active volcano. it extreme situation a special kind. We have to fight for survival not just wildlife, but with the raging elements, torn from the very depths of the Earth. Molten magma bursting from the crater of the volcano; ash flies around the neighborhood, burns and difficult breathing; sulfur dioxide corrodes the lungs; the soil under your feet – a thin crust of lava, hot and full of surprises – it can melt the soles of your shoes and fall at any time, and at the bottom of the liquid magma, glowing above 1000 degrees. In connection Read more [...]
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Sakurajima volcano in Japan threw a column of smoke to a height of more than 3 km

July 10, 2013. Waking up in the environment on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, Sakurajima volcano threw a column of smoke and ash to a height of 3400 meters, reported Meteorological Administration, Kagoshima Prefecture. Wind carries volcanic ash towards the city Tarumidzu Kagoshima Prefecture, experts fear its impact on the residents of the city, if the eruption becomes protracted character. This is the third highest column of smoke in the history of observations of the volcano. The most powerful eruption occurred in 2009, when the volcano threw a column of smoke to a height of more Read more [...]
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Scientists have analyzed the noise before the eruption of the volcano

July 15, 2013. Redoubt Volcano in Alaska before the eruption has issued an unusually high-pitched sound that arose due to fluctuations in the Earth's crust in a series of small earthquakes preceding the eruption, according to an article published in the journal Nature Geoscience. Volcanic eruption is often preceded by the slack of the earthquake. They can go after each other with such a small gap that the crust, fluctuating, low-frequency issues «trill». Scientists led by a graduate of the Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography Ksenia Dmitrieva at the University of Stanford Read more [...]
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In Ecuador, the Tungurahua volcano woke up again

July 15, 2013. Tungurahua volcano, located in the national park Sangay in the Ecuadorian Andes (Cordillera Real) on Sunday reiterated itself. Agency "RIA Novosti" with reference to the Latin American media reports on the evacuation of at least 200 residents living in the vicinity of the volcano. Powerful explosion in the crater, followed by the release of gas and large rocky material and volcanic ash to a height of about four kilometers, forced the government of Ecuador declared in two central provinces of the country - Tungurahua and Chimborazo orange alert level. In a heightened state of Read more [...]
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The eruption of Mayon volcano in the Philippines. Photo

Lava flows out of the cone-shaped crater of Mayon volcano 2462 meters in height. The picture was taken in Legaspi, Albay province, southeast of Manila on 15 December. Authorities began evacuating thousands of villagers who live near this most active volcano in the Philippines after the Tuesday of the volcano threw ash and lava began to trickle. Tens of thousands of villagers in the Philippines have been forced to flee their homes after the volcano Mayon, one of the most active volcanoes in the country rooted shining pillar of lava and ash high into the sky. Villagers living on the slopes Read more [...]
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Earthquakes on the volcano Etna

Experts have recorded three earthquakes in the south-eastern and south-western slopes of the active volcano Mount Etna on the island of Sicily, told Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology. The first tremors of 2.7 on the Richter scale was registered at 06:17 am (8:17 MSK). Were then recorded more powerful vibrations of the earth surface force 4.3 points. At 10:01 local time (12.01 MSK) on Etna was the most powerful earthquake of magnitude 4.6 points. These tremors were felt in various settlements located near the volcano, including the provincial capital - the city of Catania. The Read more [...]
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In the Philippines, waiting for the explosion of the volcano. Photo + Video

Filipino scientists are sounding the alarm and predicting terrible eruption. Volcanic activity is constantly increasing. In their view, everything points to the fact that the violent eruption is imminent. When viewed from the aircraft Philippine volcanologists have found that in the crater of Mayon formed two domes of the solidifying lava, indicating that increased pressure in the crater vulkana.Veroyatnoe collapse domes can start up the slopes of the "fiery mountain" red-hot pyroclastic flows that carry the death of all living things. Experts put the fourth level of danger of a possible Read more [...]
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The eruption of Mayon volcano. Photo

Lava continues to flow down the slopes of Mayon volcano in its sixth day. The picture was taken on December 19 in the city of Legazpi, Albay province, about 500 km south-east of Manila, Philippines. More than 34 thousand people living in the areas around the volcano were evacuated after his awakening. (AP / Bullit Marquez) On Monday, the Philippine troops forced 3,000 people to leave their homes located around the volcano, which experts say is about to go to the most dangerous stage of the eruption. Tens of thousands of people have already been evacuated from the settlements located at the foot Read more [...]
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Shiveluch volcano reactivated

Shiveluch volcano reactivated. According to a source in the local branch of the Geophysical Service of Russian Academy of Sciences, throws giant column of ash to a height of four kilometers. "Surveillance for SHEVELUCH difficult because of the low cloud cover, but the seismic data suggest that per day from its crater there were at least two emission at a height of about four kilometers," - said the expert. We also know that in the last 24 hours in the area covered volcano seismologists have recorded 130 local tremors. The temperature in the area of ​​the active dome Shiveluch — Read more [...]
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In the Philippines due to the volcano to evacuate animals. Video

Philippines almost two weeks living in anticipation of the eruption of Mayon volcano - the most active of the 22 operating in the country. Fire-breathing mountain throws a column of ash, and the crater was formed two dome of lava. About 120 thousand people living in the eight-kilometer zone have already been evacuated. Now completed the evacuation of animals. Dick Green, lifeguard WWF: Our goal - to avoid casualties. To local residents left voluntarily, we are forced to evacuate all animals. Without their cattle people refuse to leave the disaster area. Salvador Perez, a farmer: It hurts to Read more [...]
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Galeras volcano eruption in Colombia

View of the volcano Galeras by Pasto In Colombia, on Saturday evening, January 2, the eruption of the volcano Galeras, reports Associated Press. Data on casualties and devastation caused by the eruption of the volcano, have been reported yet, but the authorities were ready to evacuate to safer places about eight thousand people living near the Galeras. At 10 kilometers from the active volcano located Pasto, which is home to about half a million people. Chapter of the National Society of the Red Cross Carlos Ivan Marquez (Carlos Ivan Marquez) told AP, that asylum for the reception of evacuees, Read more [...]
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In Africa, began erupting volcano Nyamlagir

In 1998, the length of the fire flows volcano Nyamlagira was ten kilometers Jeopardized the Virunga National Park, which is moved in the direction of lava flows. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo erupted the most active volcano in Africa Nyamlagira. His awakening was recorded at dawn on Saturday, December 2. Coming out of the crater lava flows moved to the Virunga National Park. The situation is complicated by the fact that the path of the river of fire is the area of ​​rare chimpanzees. This species, which currently employs 40 individuals, are threatened with extinction. Who monitors Read more [...]
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Emergency evacuation of more than 8 thousand. Persons. Columbia

Developments in Colombia continues. The previous post about the volcano in Colombia Due to the volcanic eruption of Galeras in the south-western Colombia, authorities began an emergency evacuation of more than 8 thousand. Persons, whereby the movement of vehicles in the area suspended, local media reported. Locals after admission to Saturday night signal the beginning of the explosive eruption of the volcano and the highest of alerts, "red", power delivered to the asylum Pasto, the capital of the department of Nariño, located near the border with Ecuador. From the crater of the volcano ejected Read more [...]
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Turrialba volcano became more active in Costa Rica

Turrialba (Spanish. Turrialba) - an active volcano in North America, is located in Costa Rica. More than 20 residents of villages located close to the active volcano Turrialba in the vicinity of the capital of Costa Rica - San Jose, were urgently evacuated, officials said the rescue service of the country. Volcano height 3.3 thousand. Meters began spewing ash that covered a radius of 3 km from the crater. It made the Costa Rican authorities to introduce preventive measures for residents of villages in the immediate vicinity of the volcano. Turrialba activity for many years attracts tourists. Read more [...]
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Some pictures. Tsunami, volcano, flood, fire

Authorities have published this image showing the damage after the earthquake of 7.2 magnitude, which triggered landslides and tsunami in the Solomon Islands. In Rendove, for example, was destroyed about 200 homes. (National Disaster Management Office / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images) New Year immediately "delighted" tsunami in the Solomon Islands, the activation of new volcanoes navodeniyami and fires. A police officer goes through the woods on the outskirts of Bogota, Colombia. Because of the unusually high temperatures and dry season having dozens of fires, because of which lit up the Read more [...]
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More active volcanoes and Ebeko Kluchevskoy

Ebeko active volcano, located seven kilometers from the North of the island Kurilsk Paramushiro Kuril again intensified, said on Thursday's Sahgidrometeotsentra. "According to the weather station of the North-Kurilsk, on Saturday at 23:20 Sakhalin time (16:20 MSK) in the air of the city can feel a mild smell of hydrogen sulfide due to the release of the volcano Ebeko. A Jan. 7 at 6:50 Sakhalin time (23:50 MSK) was visible steam and gas plume height of 150 meters above the crater, which stretches to the south-east. The smell of volcanic gases is not felt. At the same time in Kamchatka volcano Read more [...]
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Woke up the volcano Piton de la Fournaise

On the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, the eruption of the volcano Piton de la Fournaise - the largest and most active volcano in the world. Over the past three years, there was about 10 eruptions, during one of which is from the crater of the volcano emerged more than a hundred million tons of lava. The current eruption - the third since October 2009. So far, the lava flows are within the central crater of the volcano - Dolomё, where they form the lake of fire. Frequency tremors and eruptions gradually increase the intensity. Due to the increased risk of all the tourists who Read more [...]
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From a volcano erupting lava Kluchevskoy

As reported in the Kamchatka Branch of the Geophysical Survey of RAS, the flow of lava erupting from a volcano crater Kluchevskoy Kamchatka, down to the level of 3.7 km in the north-western slope of the giant threat to settlements not. Per night on a volcano 150 registered earthquakes. Above the crater to a height of 700 meters thrown columns of vapor and gas from the ashes. The height of the emission of lava reached a height of 100 meters above the summit. This phenomenon was observed in the dark. The volcano began to increase activity since August last year. Source: ITAR-TASS Read more [...]
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In southern Peru began erupting volcano

July 19, 2013. The Province of Arequipa in southern Peru declared a state of emergency in seven regions in connection with the activity of the volcano Sabankaya. Emergency mode, input for 60 days, will affect the residents of areas of Huambo, Cabanaconde, Lari, Maca, Madrigal, Tapa and Choco. According to experts of the local Institute of Geology, Mining and Metallurgy, within a radius of 20-30 kilometers from the volcano registers up to 300 aftershocks of magnitude 3 to 5.7, reports "Interfax". Peru is in a seismic zone - the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire volcanic. It takes a lot of earthquakes Read more [...]
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In Azerbaijan, active volcano

Azerbaijan mud volcano erupted. It happened near the village of Lokbatan Garadagh district of Baku, the press service of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan. "During the eruption, which began with a deafening explosion, fire tearing was observed. The eruption lasted about an hour, yellow and black mud weight spread in an area of ​​half a hectare, "- said in a statement. On the slopes of the volcano have discovered a crack. Source: TVNZ Read more [...]
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