Lascar volcano (Chile): seismic swarm triggers eruption warning
Friday Jan 06, 2012 00:01 AM | BY: T
Lascar volcano in northern Chile was placed on heightened alert status YELLOW, after SERNAGEOMIN detected a swarm of over 300 small earthquakes between 4 and 5 January.
Thursday, Jan 05, 2012
Franz took this picture almost exactly one year ago on the rim of Nyiragongo lava lake, one of the world's most spectacular volcanoes. [more]
Monday, Jan 02, 2012
Tuesday, Dec 20, 2011
The photo was taken in spring 2009 and shows an explosion from Stromboli's NE crater in the evening twilight. In the first half of 2009 in particular, this crater was in spectacular, vigorous activity. It had quickly built a tall cone, changing and dominating the crater terrace of Stromboli, and although more changes have happened, it is still one of the main features of the crater today. ... [more]
Monday, Dec 19, 2011
Millions of years ago, dense forests were growing on the slopes of the island of Lesbos. Sequoias reached enormous heights. Eventually, after a long repose interval, the volcanoes of the island became active again. One of the largest eruptions generated hot ash flow that engulfed once verdant mountain forests and buried them under many meters of hot ash. ... [more]
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