Major eruption at Sinabung volcano produces large pyroclastic flows with ash up to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l.

A major eruption started at the Indonesian Sinabung volcano at 23:42 UTC on March 1, 2021, ejecting ash up to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) above sea level. This is its first major eruption since August 2020. The eruption produced pyroclastic flows up to 5 km…

15 000 earthquakes hit the Reykjanes Peninsula since February 24, Iceland

The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) has detected around 15 000 earthquakes in Reykjanes Peninsula since an intense earthquake swarm started on February 24, 2021. By March 1, the number rose to over 10 000 and by March 3 it’s already around 15 000, with quite…

8th paroxysm starts at Etna volcano with very strong ash emission, Italy

The 8th paroxysmal eruptive episode since February 16 has started at Etna volcano around 13:00 UTC on March 2, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 12:39 UTC. In VONA released at 13:17 UTC, Etna Volcano Observatory reported very strong ash emission from the…

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Thessaly, Greece

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Grece at 10:16 UTC on March 3, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC initially reported M6.9 and later downgraded it to M6.3 at a depth of 10 km. The epicenter…

More than 1,000 people in Kentucky are evacuated over fears a dam could BURST as heavy rains see the worst flooding in the area for 60 YEARS

More than a thousand people have been evacuated from their homes over fears a Kentucky dam could burst following several days of strong storms.    In Eastern Kentucky, Breathitt County Emergency Management issued a mandatory evacuation for people living in the Lakeside and Brewers Trailer Court…

‘Tornado’ sighting that really caused a buzz! Motorists in Buenos Aires are shocked to see twister towering into the sky – but it was actually a giant swarm of MOSQUITOES

Huge dark tower of swirling mosquitoes spotted by driver in Argentina yesterday Motorist had been driving on Route 74 between General Madariaga and Pinamar The tall dark shape resembles a twister, but is in fact composed of Motorists in Argentina were shocked to discover a swarm…

Etna erupts with a fury ‘rarely seen for decades’: Volcano continues its recent spectacular displays as image shows how its deadly rivers of lava look from space

Europe’s most active volcano erupted late on Monday and continued into the early hours of Tuesday morning A satellite image taken earlier in the week and released by the European Space Agency showed what Etna’s deadly lava flows look like from space, streaking down the side…