Volcanic eruptions don’t really need our help looking impressive. But with a pair of infrared goggles, one of nature’s most fearsome outbursts becomes downright psychedelic.
Earlier today, a volcano near the city of Kagoshima in Japan erupted, spewing lava and hurtling rocks nearly two miles away. The volcano is just 30 miles from the Sendai nuclear plant, but officials says there’s no immediate cause for concern.
Geoengineering could be used to prevent catastrophic climate effects caused by giant volcanic eruptions. New research suggests it may be possible to counteract these effects through deliberate emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, dampening the abrupt impact of a massive eruption. Such measures could…
Mexico's active Popocatepetl volcano erupted yesterday, spewing ash and incandescent rock almost three miles high. And as you'll see in this dramatic video, the explosion produced a massive shockwave — sending huge chunks of burning debris to the surrounding areas.
As if spewing molton lava wasn't injury enough, volcanoes can also generate lightning strikes. In this apocalyptic image taken by Martin Rietze, we see Sakurajima Volcano doing just that — and in extremely vivid detail.
Scientists were caught by surprise when Indonesia's Mount Sinabung suddenly erupted over the weekend, and an even stronger eruption on Monday sprayed soot and debris more than a mile into the air. Plumes of white smoke continue to pour out.