Iceland : Web Cam set up at Grimsvötn volcano

Iceland : Web Cam set up at Grimsvötn volcano

A web camera has been set up at Grímsfjall looking west over Grímsvötn volcano, one of the most volcanically active spots in Iceland, ruv.is reports. The camera sends images every ten minutes and geophysicists will be able to receive a live feed in order…

INDONESIA : Tambora Volcano 1815, the most devastating volcanic eruption on Earth in thousands of years !

INDONESIA : Tambora Volcano 1815,  the most devastating volcanic eruption on Earth in thousands of years !

In 1815, the faraway Indonesian island of Sumbawa was the site of the most devastating volcanic eruption on Earth in thousands of years. This extraordinary geological event took place 199 years ago today, and, on the cusp of its bicentenary, Tambora is finally getting…

Grimsvötn again (Iceland)

Grimsvötn again (Iceland)

According to the Iceland Review website, a glacial outburst flood (jökulhlaup) has started in Grímsvötn volcano. According to measurements by the University of Iceland’s Institute of Earth Scientists, the water volume in Grímsvötn is similar to during the glacial outburst flood in November 2012. It…

Intrusions of magma under Chilean Copahue volcano

Intrusions of magma under Chilean Copahue volcano

A pulse of volcanic tremor was detected under Chilean Copahue volcano, that could indicate magma moving into the volcano’s plumbing system. The alert level of Copahue volcano raised to orange on March 20 [still active] after this increase in seismic activity. On the surface, no…

No imminent eruption in Hekla volcano

No imminent eruption in Hekla volcano

According to Rúv News, Icelandic Meteorological Office and Icelandic Civil Protection authorities, Hekla “could erupt soon”. But currently there are no signs of imminent eruption in Hekla volcano, it’s as quiet as it has been for the past 14 years. That is going to…

Active volcanoes on Venus?

Active volcanoes on Venus?

Scientists have long suspected that volcanoes played a huge role in the evolution of Venus, the second planet from the sun. Images provided by ESA’s Venus Express orbiter are showing that volcanic eruptions may not just be a thing from the past. Scientists discovered…

Much water in the Earth’s mantle?

Much water in the Earth’s mantle?

Scientists from the University of Alberta (Canada) have discovered solid evidence to support the idea that water is present in abundance deep within the Earth’s crust. The finding of a small fragment of a rare mineral that had previously only been found in meteorites…

Volcanoes,winds and global warming

Volcanoes,winds and global warming

In a report published on February 9th via the online edition of Nature Climate Change, the researchers argue that the climate may not be as easily altered by rising CO2 levels as climate models suggest. However, they concede that one or two decades of…

Height of the eruptive plume

Height of the eruptive plume

Since 2010 with the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull volcano and the troubles it triggered in European air traffic, researchers have tried to find solutions to avoid a similar mishap. The Nature Geoscience review, explain that GPS could help estimate the height of the ash plume…