Volcanology

Making a ‘CAT-scan image’ of the inside of the Earth

It's November 2015, on the Cycladic island of Santorini. In defiance of the bitter cold, a large group of scientists of various specializations from the United States, Britain and Greece are stood on the bridge of the Marcus Langseth, one of the largest seismic vessels in the world, scanning the horizon for traces of an orange flag.

Mount Etna WAKES UP

Increased activity of the Etna volcano in Sicily was noted by experts from the National Geophysics and Vulcano Institute in Italy (INGV).

This is an eruption from the so-called "new crater", located at the top of the southeast slope of Mount Etna. The last time the volcano "woke up" on July 14th.

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. 

Volcano in Mexico Has Erupted

The Popocatepetlvolcano in Mexico has erupted spewing ash and black smoke into the sky at a height of 3.5 kilometers, Nova TV reported, according to the National Civil Protection Service, quoted by BGNews.

After the ashes were discharged, the volcano continued its activity, erupting gas at an altitude of 800 meters. Authorities warn of the danger of approaching the colossus.

'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

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