Olympus Mons – The Largest Volcano in The Solar System

Olympus Mons - The Largest Volcano in The Solar System

Olympus Mons (latin for Mount Olympus) is a very large shield volcano on the planet Mars. The volcano has a height of over 21 km (13.6 mi or 72,000 ft) as measured by the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA). Olympus Mons is about two and a half times Mount Everest’s height above sea level. It is one of the largest volcanoes, the tallest planetary mountain, and the second tallest mountain currently discovered in the Solar System. Continue reading »

Photographer Captured Grueling Lifestyle Shoot On An Active Volcano In Ethiopia

Photographer Captured Grueling Lifestyle Shoot On An Active Volcano In Ethiopia

Photographer Joey L. is known for pushing himself to capture stunning imagery. From his documentary work on the frontlines of the fight against ISIS, to A-list celebrity and commercial work, he never shies away from a physical or creative challenge. His most recent commercial shoot was both. Continue reading »

Volcano Eruption In Guatemala Leaves Behind Ghost Town

Volcano Eruption In Guatemala Leaves Behind Ghost Town
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There was no time to eat. Sunday family lunches were interrupted, the food left on the table. Children abandoned toys, and clothes still hung on lines in backyards. Animals died petrified. Guatemalan authorities reacted slowly to signs of the Fuego volcano’s impending eruption on June 3, contributing to one of the most tragic natural disasters in recent Guatemalan history. Continue reading »

Living on a Volcano

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The Cotopaxi volcano, one of the world’s highest active volcanoes, spews smoke as seen from El Pedregal, Ecuador, October 22, 2015. Ecuadorian authorities are monitoring activity at Cotopaxi volcano, which prompted Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa to maintain a yellow alert for eruptions as bursts of ash keep spewing from the snow-encircled crater of the volcano and falling in gusts on residential communities. (Photo by Guillermo Granja/Reuters)
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Chilean Volcano Calbuco Erupts for the First Time in Five Decades

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The Calbuco volcano erupts near Puerto Varas, Chile, Thursday, April 23, 2015. The volcano erupted Wednesday for the first time in more than 42 years, billowing a huge ash cloud over a sparsely populated, mountainous area in southern Chile, and is considered one of the top three most potentially dangerous among Chile’s 90 active volcanos. (Photo by David Cortes Serey/AP Photo/Agencia Uno)
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Hawaii Volcano Lava Prompts Evacuation Concerns

“Dozens of residents in a rural area of Hawaii were placed on alert as flowing lava from an erupting volcano continued to advance. Authorities on Sunday said lava flow on the Big Island of Hawaii had advanced about 250 yards since Saturday morning and was moving at the rate of about 10 to 15 yards an hour, consistent with its advancement in recent days. The flow front passed through a predominantly Buddhist cemetery, covering grave sites in the mostly rural region of Puna, and was roughly a half-mile from Pahoa Village Road, the main street of Pahoa. Darryl Oliveira, director of civil defense for Hawaii County, told reporters during a late Sunday morning teleconference that the nearest home was at least 300 yards from the flow front”. – Becky Bohrer via The Associated Press.

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This October 25, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows lava flow advancing across the pasture between the Pahoa cemetery and Apa’a Street, engulfing a barbed wire fence, near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Dozens of residents in this rural area of Hawaii were placed on alert as flowing lava continued to advance. Authorities on Sunday, October 26, 2014 said lava had advanced about 250 yards since Saturday morning and was moving at the rate of about 10 to 15 yards an hour, consistent with its advancement in recent days. The flow front passed through a predominantly Buddhist cemetery, covering grave sites in the mostly rural region of Puna, and was roughly a half-mile from Pahoa Village Road, the main street of Pahoa. (Photo by AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)
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Volcano Eruption in Indonesia

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In this photo made with a slow shutter speed, Mount Sinabung spews hot lava and volcanic ash as seen from Jeraya, North Sumatra, Indonesia, early Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Mount Sinabung, among about 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia, has sporadically erupted since 2010 after being dormant for 400 years. (Photo by Binsar Bakkara/AP Photo)
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Mount Sinabung Volcano Erupts in Indonesia

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Mount Sinabung volcano erupts, as seen from Tiga Pancur village, Karo Regency in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province October 8, 2014. (Photo by Y. T. Haryono/Reuters)
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Stromboli Volcano Erupts in Italy

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Hot lava trickles down from the Stromboli volcano on August 9, 2014 in Aeolian Islands, Italy. Lava flows down the Mount Stromboli off the Sicilian coast in southern Italy. The volcano – at 3,034ft – is one of the most active in Europe and has been erupting continuously since 1932. (Photo by Tom Pfeiffer/Barcroft Media)
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Indonesian Volcano Continues to Disrupt Life with Eruption

Indonesian Volcano Continues to Disrupt Life with Eruption
1. Sinabung mount spews ash to the air during an eruption near from Karo, North Sumatra on January 7, 2014. An Indonesian volcano that has erupted relentlessly for months shot volcanic ash into the air 30 times on January 4, forcing further evacuations with more than 20,000 people now displaced, an official said. (Photo by Sutanta Aditya/AFP Photo)
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Lava From Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Creates Rare and Dramatic Show

Lava From Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Creates Rare and Dramatic Show

Waves crash over lava as it flows into the ocean near Volcanoes National Park in Kalapana, Hawaii on November 27, 2012. A volcano on Hawaii’s largest island is spilling lava into the ocean, creating a rare and spectacular fusion of steam and waves that officials said on Tuesday could attract thrill seeking visitors if it continues. (Hugh Gentry/Reuters) Continue reading »

Mount Etna Volcano Erupts Again: Stunning Images

Italy’s Mount Etna, the tallest volcano in Europe, erupted on Sunday for the fourth time this year. A massive plume was reportedly seen rising as high as seven kilometres from Mount Etna off the Italian island of Sicily.

Mount Etna Volcano Erupts Again: Stunning Images

Smoke rises from Mount Etna as it spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily on 18 March. (REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello) Continue reading »

Guatemalans Protest Atop Volcano, Decry Violence

Thousands of Guatemalans climbed atop a volcano and staged a demonstration calling for an end to the surging domestic violence in their country.

Nearly 12,000 people, mostly youngsters, joined the event which was named the “walk for life” on top of Volcan de Agua or “Water Volcano”. The country’s new president, Otto Perez, also joined the campaigners. Perez descended on the peak of the mountain in a helicopter and presented a national flag to the protesters.

According to figures, nearly 700 women get killed each year in the country in cases of domestic violence. The 12,3800-feet peak, close to the city of Antigua, is inactive. It is situated nearly 45 miles southeast of Guatemala City.

Guatemalans Protest Atop Volcano, Decry Violence
People climb up the Volcan de Agua to participate in the Subida por la Vida event to campaign for peace, about 60 km from Guatemala City. (Reuters) Continue reading »

Tungurahua Volcano in Ecuador Begins to Erupt, People Evacuate

The Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador spewed ash up to 4 kilometers in the sky and produced superheated gas flow (pyroclastic flows) approximately one kilometer down the volcano flank Tuesday.

The eruption created large clouds of gas and ash above the summit and is reportedly directed towards the southeast and the west, near Banos, about 178 km (110 miles) south of Ecuador’s capital Quito, the Geophysical Institute of Ecuador said.

Tungurahua, meaning “Throat of Fire” in Ecuador’s native Quechua language, is one of eight active volcanoes in the Andean nation. It has been in an active state since October 1999 and erupts almost every year.

Tungurahua Volcano in Ecuador Begins to Erupt, People Evacuate

Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano spews volcanic lava accompanied by large clouds of gas and ash near Banos, about 178 km (110 miles) south of Quito Nov. 28, 2011. (Reuters) Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: The Tungurahua Volcano

Photo of the Day: The Tungurahua Volcano

Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano spews volcanic lava accompanied by large clouds of gas and ash near Banos, about 110 miles south of Quito. The authorities are encouraging residents living near the volcano to evacuate. The Tungurahua volcano has been in an active state since October 1999. (Carlos Campana/Reuters) Click image to zoom.

Photo of the Day: Volcano

Photo of the Day: Volcano

Volcano on Onekotan Island, Russia. Click to zoom.

This photo was taken on May, 17 by European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli during his mission on Space Station. Paolo has been photographing Earth and life aboard the Station.

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Photo of the Day: Grimsvotn Volcano Erupts in Iceland

Photo of the Day: Grimsvotn Volcano Erupts in Iceland

Erupting steam and ash interact with clouds above Grímsvötn volcano. Photographer Jóhann Ingi Jónsson traveled within 1 kilometer of the eruption site on the evening of May 22, 2011, to get these photos. Click to zoom.

Iceland’s most active volcano, Grímsvötn, erupted on Saturday for the first time since 2004, hurling a plume of steam and ash nearly 20 kilometers (12 miles) into the sky. People living next to the glacier where the Grímsvötn volcano burst into life were most severely affected, with ash blocking out the daylight and smothering buildings and vehicles. Iceland also closed its main international airport and canceled domestic flights on Sunday, and aviation officials will be closely monitoring European airspace for the next few days. (Source: theAtlantic)