Category: volcano

How Bad Would A Yellowstone Eruption Be?

image source: National Geographic Mount St. Helens was tiny compared to the most dangerous category of volcano – the super volcano. The Yellowstone super volcano is located in the Yellowstone National Park of Wyoming. Try to imagine a volcanic eruption 10,000 times stronger than Mount St. Helens – an eruption …

300 Foot Tsunami and East Coast Destruction

‘Hierro’, a volcano and island of the Canary Islands of Spain (named ‘El Hierro’), summits at 1500 meters (4,900 feet), and has gone through periods of highly active earthquake swarms – which leads some to believe that ‘something’ is about to happen. UPDATE: Apparently one of the largest tremors in …

The Highest Threat Volcanoes in the United States

In the years since the cataclysmic eruption of Mount St. Helens, scientific and technological advances in volcanology have enabled new models of volcanic risks and assessment. One such assessment and monitoring model proposed by the USGS, the ‘National Volcano Early Warning System’, contains a very interesting list. It is a …

KATLA Quake Swarms Are Raising Concerns

Katla, a very dangerous volcano (especially for Europe) located on the south of Iceland, is showing active signs of unrest as increased seismic activity has been detected in the volcano caldera. Dozens of minor earthquakes have been picked up by sensors in groups of swarms. For the past several weeks, …