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New Zealand’s White Island erupts

The White Island volcano of New Zealand erupted in early December. White island, also known as Whakaari, is located about 50 km from the eastern coast of North Island in a region known as the Taupo Volcanic Zone. It is the country’s most active volcano and it belongs to the stratovolcano category (volcanoes characterized by ..

Mount Sinabung erupted for around 9 minutes on June 9 & send clouds of volcanic ash 7 km into sky

Mount Sinabung, on the island of Sumatra, erupted for around 9 minutes on June 9 & send clouds of volcanic ash 7 km into the sky. The volcano has seen a spike in activity since its last major eruption in 2010. Mount Sinabung, which is 2,460m (8,071 ft) high, is among Indonesia’s most active volcanoes, ..

Popocatepetl volcano spews ashes: Red alert in Mexico

The Popocatepetl volcano has been giving out ashes since Thursday. Red alert has been raised in Mexico after smoke, ash and lava from the volcano increased. The volacano remained dormant for more than 1000 years. It showed increased activity in the past 25 years. The major eruption in the volcano can have devastating effect to ..

Mount Etna, active volcano in quake-stricken Italian island of Sicily erupted on 24th December 2018.

Mount Etna, the active volcano in quake-stricken Italian island of Sicily, has recently erupted on 24th December 2018. A chain of around 130 earthquakes have rocked the volcano with the strongest posting a magnitude of 4.0. The quake was the strongest in the region after Mount Etna erupted, spewing ash and forcing the temporary closure ..

Triggered tsunami killed at least 281 in Indonesia

In Indonesia, a volcano-triggered tsunami has killed at least 281 people and injured more than thousand in Sunda Strait. Hundreds of buildings were destroyed by the wave, which hit the coast of southern Sumatra and the western tip of Java after a volcano known as Anak Krakatoa (the “Child of Krakatoa”) erupted. Anak Krakatoa has ..

Environment: Definition and Four Components

In simple words, environment is defined as the natural world in which people, animals and plants live. The term Environment is derived from French terms ‘virer (to turn) or ‘in/viron’ meaning to encircle; and denotes the interaction between natural surroundings and organisms including human beings. Thus, environment is the surroundings in which living and non-living ..

The Fuego volcano erupted in Guatemala

The Fuego volcano is an active stratovolcano in Guatemala that has recently erupted violently and buried several villages on its southern flank. The death toll has risen to 99 in the Fuego volcano eruption. The National Forensic Sciences Agency stated that, of the 99 people, only 28 have been identified, so far. Some 200 people ..

Shiveluch volcano spews ash to nearly 11 kms above sea level in Russia

In Russia, the Shiveluch volcano on Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula ejected an ash cloud to as high as almost 11 km above the sea level. There was no instant danger for the population, and no emissions of volcanic dust were supervised in neighbouring villages. This was the heftiest eruption of ash recorded this year at ..