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The study conducted by scientists from Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology says that the suture zone of the Himalayas has become tectonically active. Key Findings The scientists have observed that the thrust is broken, sedimentary beds are tilted. Bedrocks are showing brittle deformation and the rivers are associated with the uplifted terraces. The scientists used ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
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 ..
Topics: Deep Earth Carbon Degassing Project • Geology • Igneous petrology • Petrology • Plate tectonics • Stratovolcano • Taupo Volcanic Zone • Volcanic gas • Volcanism • Volcano • Volcanology • Whakaari / White Island
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, ..
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 ..
Topics: Eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull • Geography of Mesoamerica • Geology • Igneous petrology • Plate tectonics • Popocatépetl • Puebla International Airport • Ring of Fire • Thursday • Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt • Volcanoes • Volcanology
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 ..
Topics: Catania • Etna • Geology • Igneous petrology • Locations associated with Arthurian legend • Mount Etna • Plate tectonics • Province of Catania • Sicily • Types of volcanic eruptions • Volcanoes • Volcanology
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 ..