Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has exploded, sending ash clouds 30,000 feet into the sky — here are before-and-after photos of the destruction

DigitalGlobe; Business Insider/Jeremy Berke Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano exploded Thursday morning, sending an ash plume thousands of feet into the sky. The eruption occurred shortly after 4 a.m. local time, Hawaii’s Civil Defense Agency said. The eruption shot ash more than 30,000 feet up. Authorities evacuated people from around Kilauea’s crater area and warned those in the vicinity […]

Stunning images show golfers undisturbed by volcano eruption in Hawaii

Mario Tama/Getty Images Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano has experts paying attention and asking those in proximity to the eruption to be prepared. On Tuesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) raised its alert level to “red,” indicating that “Major volcanic eruption is imminent, underway, or suspected with hazardous activity both on the ground and in the air.” Still, at […]

A new fissure from the Hawaii volcano is spattering lava — and it’s just east of a geothermal energy plant

Reuters/Terray Sylvester A new lava fissure has opened up on Hawaii’s Big Island in the vicinity of a geothermal energy plant. Just hours after the fissure opened up on Saturday morning, red and black lava had piled up about 40 feet high and more than 150 feet in length, while magma chunks sprayed up to […]

Here’s what’s going on with Hawaii’s erupting volcano

Enlarge / Lava pouring from a fissure in the Leilani Estates neighborhood. (credit: USGS) Recent events in Hawaii have been producing some remarkable images. But if you’re not a geologist—or resident of Hawaii—you might be wondering what the heck is going on. We’re here to help: while lava spewing from back yards in a subdivision […]

Hawaii Rocked by Largest Earthquake in 43 Years as Volcano Eruption Expands

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Hawaii now suffering from EARTHQUAKES following volcano eruptions: Current travel advice

Hawaii has seen thousands of people evacuated this week following the eruption of Kilauea volcano yesterday, spewing lava and ash across the islands. The Civil Defense Agency warned locals on the island to evacuate immediately due the risks to human life and structures. Lava has been flowing along the road following the eruption with volcanologist […]

Is it safe to go to Japan? Travel update and advice following Shinmoedake volcano eruption

A volcano has erupted in Japan, on the island of Kyushu, an island in the south and over 600 miles from Tokyo. Shinmoedake volcano is currently spewing 6,900 feet of ash and smoke into the air. It is the first time it has erupted in six years, and has resulted in travel warnings and flight […]

Google maps sent explorers into a live volcano and THIS is what they found

Ambrym, in the Malampa Province, is an active volcanic island and can be found of Google Maps. According to Volcano Discovery, Ambrym volcano was last recorded erupting in February this year.  The island’s main volcano is 12-km wide and is one of the most active volcanoes in the world.  However, thanks to Google, no longer […]

Google Maps: Creepy glowing pools found in centre of volcano – what has caused them?

Google Maps was launched in 2005 by brothers Lars and Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen and has since evolved into Google Street View. Many take to the website to try and spot funny images or mysteries sighting across the globe. It has also captured some of the weirdest natural phenomena in the world that struggle to be […]