Petrology

Etna Volcano WAKES UP!

Two fractures opened at the base of the South-East crater and on the north-eastern flank of the New South-East crater at about 3am local time (2am BST). The lava flows were accompanied by a Strombolian activity from the main craters. However nearby Catania airport remains open, reported express.co.uk. 

'CHILD OF KRAKATOA' VOLCANO IN INDONESIA IS STILL DANGEROUS

On December 22 at 9:03 p.m. local time, a 64-hectare (158-acre) chunk of Anak Krakatau volcano, in Indonesia, slid into the ocean following an eruption. This landslide created a tsunami that struck coastal regions in Java and Sumatra, killing at least 426 people and injuring 7,202, reported newsweek.com

Lava Bomb Hits Hawaiian Tour Boat Near Kilauea Volcano

A Hawaiian tour boat was hit by a lava bomb—lava. bomb.—on Monday morning, and at least 22 passengers were injured after at least one hunk of lava smashed a hole in the vessel's roof, according to Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR). Most passengers had minor burns and one woman suffered a broken leg, according to the state agency.

Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Starts Raining Green Gems

The scene around Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano, now in its fifth week of intense eruption, has taken a turn for the surreal. Amid the ash-gray skies and flame-streaked lava spilling from the volcano's fissures, tiny, glittering green gems are appearing — at times even raining from the sky. These tiny gems are not unexpected during such an eruption, but they're nice to look at anyway.

 

The Number of Victims in Guatemala Reached 99 People

The number of victims after the eruption of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala reached 99 people, reports bgnes.

Earlier, it was clear that only a few dozen people were missing in this area, but total number reached more than 190 people. The impact of the natural disaster affected more than 1.7 million people,  a three-day national mourning was declared in connection with the tragedy.

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