Mount Etna Spewing Lava Near Sicilan Town [pics]

Europe’s most active volcano, Mount Etna has sprung into action again and is spewing ash and lava. For now, the lava has been flowing quietly into a valley and there does not seem to be any imminent danger. Flights from Catania’s Fontanarossa airport had to be suspended for some time due to volcanic ash. At 3,295 metres (10,810 feet), Mount Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe.

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Iceland’s ash plume as captured by weather satellites


Explosion of Iceland’s Grimsvötn volcano has already made news, sending off a 7 mile high plume of ash and dust into the atmosphere. These series of images were captured by US GOES 13 satellite, and stitched together to create this video-effect for us. So how massive is the ash plume? For comparison, the blue lines mark Iceland’s area. The GIF image is after the jump.

Via: BadAstronomy, PopSci

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Another Icelandic volcano erupts, makes the ground go alien


Last year, when the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull, it brought air traffic in Europe to a grinding halt. This year, another Icelandic volcano, Grimsvotn erupted, sending out a 7 mile high plume of ash. It won’t ground air traffic, but its falling ash offered near-zero visibility to those on the ground, as visible in these images captured by Vilhelm Gunnarsson of the Icelandic news agency Visir.

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Time lapse video of a volcanic eruption

Mount Kilauea in Hawaii is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The video here shows the inner workings of the volcano captured between February 15 and March 6. The time-lapse video shows lava flow and volcano walls breaking and collapsing. According to reports, there’s a 200 meters deep pool of lava inside …

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Living with a volcano in the house ought to be some experience

French designer Nelly Ben Hayoun has created an artificial volcano meant to be kept in a living space. Named “The Other Volcano,” it is a porcelain model filled with explosives. The designer is looking for volunteers willing to spend time in the same house as the volcano. The volcano simulates a 1000 times scaled down …

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Images: Russian volcano Klyuchevskaya Sopka active again

Located in Kamchatka, the Klyuchevskaya Sopka is Eurasia’s highest active volcano. The volcano has been active since last September, but this time around it is showing heightened activity, with the ash cloud visible from as far as 30 kilometers. Last eruption of the volcano was on Saturday, August 29. More images of the volcano after the jump.

Via: EnglishRussia, Russia-IC

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