Category: volcano

Yellowstone Vibrations

Yellowstone, one of the worlds Super-Volcanoes, is displaying some fascinating behavior and reminding us that it is very alive and remains apparently overdue for its next world-changing eruption. The recent activity may not mean anything significant, but you really never know, which is why I mention the following… Take a …

South Pacific Volcano Growing Astonishingly Fast

Out of sight, out of mind? Not so fast… An underwater volcano just north of New Zealand is currently undergoing ‘changes’ faster than nearly any other volcano has in recorded history. Researchers believe only Vesuvius and Mount St Helens have recorded larger growth rates, according to a report from BBC …

Canary Islands Sinking Into The Ocean

Many months ago, the island of El Hierro began shaking with the onset of thousands of earthquakes, and has not stopped since. My interest in the geophysical Earth inspired me to write a ‘what-if’, or ‘worst case scenario’ of the island region causing a massive tsunami sweeping across the Atlantic, …

Katla Volcano To Topple Eurozone?

OK, maybe the thought of a volcanic eruption capable of toppling the economies of nations is a bit dramatic, but, given the current teetering status of many of the European nations within the Eurozone, and given the history of a nearby Icelandic volcano named ‘Katla’, maybe it’s not beyond the …

Something Strange With Volcano Eruption in Chile

What appears to be an enormous ash cloud rising from the eruption of a long dormant volcano named Puyehuein southern Chile on June 4, 2011, isn’t quite matching up with the location of the recorded earthquakes today in the immediate area. “The Cordon Caulle (volcanic range) has entered an eruptive …