Category Archives: Volcano

Thousands stranded as Bali volcano alert raised to highest level

Mount Agung Volcano

November 27, 2017  Reuters

DENPASAR, Indonesia- Indonesia raised its warning for Bali’s Mount Agung volcano to the top level four alert on Monday, closed the holiday island’s airport and told residents around the mountain to immediately evacuate, warning of an “imminent” risk of a larger eruption.
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A Surprise From the Supervolcano Under Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park

October 11, 2017  New York Times

Beneath Yellowstone National Park lies a supervolcano, a behemoth far more powerful than your average volcano. It has the ability to expel more than 1,000 cubic kilometers of rock and ash at once — 2,500 times more material than erupted from Mount St. Helens in 1980, which killed 57 people. That could blanket most of the United States in a thick layer of ash and even plunge the Earth into a volcanic winter. Continue reading A Surprise From the Supervolcano Under Yellowstone

Bali volcano eruption could be ‘hours’ away as 75,000 evacuate

Mount Agung in Bali

September 26, 2017  FoxNews

As Mount Agung in Bali is shaken by unprecedented levels of seismic activity and 75,000 people evacuate from the surrounding area, local officials are warning the volcano could erupt in “a matter of hours.” Continue reading Bali volcano eruption could be ‘hours’ away as 75,000 evacuate