The informally-named Holuhraun volcano in Iceland now formally bears the same name, making fans of naming it after dragons, witches, or internet service providers sob furiously.
The Colima Volcano is located in Mexico, Colima, and since November 2014, it’s been highly active.
Whenever I see an epic volcano explosion, such as this one of Volcano Calbuco in Chile exploding for the first time in 40 years, from the comforts of my own home through a glorious time lapse video shot in 4K, I can’t help but wonder about a time without video cameras and the Internet and cities and light pollution…
Picture it: you’re out hiking, shooting some video of beautiful Chilean waterfalls, when the mountain in the background suddenly starts erupting (for the first time in four decades). Frankly, this guy’s reaction is way more subdued and devoid of terrified shrieking than ours would have been.
This is terrifying. Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted recently in an intimidatingly massive explosion that created a giant volcanic ash cloud. Actually, giant doesn’t even begin to describe it. It’s the first eruption for the volcano in over 4 decades and has caused 1500 people to evacuate the area.
Back on November 23rd, the Pico do Fogo volcano on Cape Verde's Fogo island erupted. This image shows how that incident looked when it was captured by the Sentinel-1A satellite's radar sensors.
Mount Ontake violently erupted without warning Saturday morning in Japan. Unbelievably, hikers not only survived, but recorded the pyroclastic flows racing towards them. Here's the science of what happened.
Here's a spectacular eruption of Mount Tavurvur in Papua New Guinea. What's cool about it is following the shockwave of the blast, the clouds immediately scatter away and the booming shockwave eventually reaches the people on the boat. Boom, for real.
Put your face close to your screen and hit play. This short video, uploaded by YouTuber Shaun O'Callaghan, was shot from a DJI Phantom quad-copter as Yasur volcano on Tanna Island in Vanuatu erupted.
The explosion from the Krakatau volcano in 1883 was so strong that it unleashed a 130-foot tsunami and turned the skies red for months. But is it also responsible for this famous painting by Edvard Munch?
Fortunately, the recent eruption of Mount Etna didn't force anyone to evacuate their homes, but in this video, you can watch the volcanic ash and rocks raining down on Sicily.
Holy Jesuspants. The image was already astonishing but this video made my head spin. Watching this magnificent violence from every angle is a good way to realize how lucky we are to be alive, precisely because of that titanic ball of fire in the sky.
I don't know if it's the most amazing view of a solar eruption ever recorded, but it probably is. When our friends at NASA Goddard sent us this image of the latest solar eruption today, we just couldn't believe how astonishing and ominous it looked.
A single volcanic eruption wiping out life on entire continents isn't exactly a cheery thought, but at least we had the mild comfort that it would take as much as 200,000 years for one to erupt. Yeah, about that...
Quit snickering! Something on Uranus has erupted and now scientists are all in a tizzy about what and why it might be.
Supervolcano eruptions are the most devastating natural disasters on the planet, unleashing destruction that can level entire continents and kick off new ice ages. We've long struggled to understand what causes these unimaginable eruptions... but now, there might be an answer.
The Axial Seamount is an undersea volcano located 250 miles off the Oregon coast. It's one of the most active underwater volcanoes in the world, and it's just started erupting. For the first time ever, scientists saw that eruption coming.
The relatively benign Comet Holmes, besides having a cool, superfly name, erupted a few weeks ago in a spectacular stellar event which has caused the scientific community to go "oooh" and "aaah." Since then, it's been growing steadily larger, and now dwarfs even our own Sun in sheer size. Do you need to stock up on…