When a tremor shook the Island of Ischia on August 21, causing two deaths and forcing 1500 people to leave their damaged homes, few seemed to remember that Ischia is a place prone to deadly quakes. The latest disaster on this beautiful Island happened during the same fatal summer of 1883, when Krakatoa wrought havoc in the southern hemispher, chancing Earth’s climate.
Icelandic volcanoes are once again on the brink of showing the world what they are capable of. Four of them have been suggested as possibly on the verge of eruption: Bardarbunga, Grímsvötn, Hekla and Katla. However, the latter is the one that looks most threatening.
Werner Herzog, the legendary German director, has always been fascinated by Nature and Death. What more intriguing for him than volcanoes, that embody both the dersupting forces that shaped the Earth, as well as the destiny that awaits all those who choose to defy them?
These days the world is watching as Popocatepetl Volcano is awakening, threatening the lives of as many as 9 million people in the Mexican state of Puebla and in the “Distrito Federal”, home of the 4th largest city in the world, Ciudad de Mexico.
Last week, a group of divers took footage of water bubbling in the Gulf on Naples, in front of the city’s eastern seashore.
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Tuscany is known globally for its Middle Age and Renaissance architectonic and artistic jewels, from Florence to Siena to Pisa and Lucca, just to name a handful of places where millions of tourists from all over the world have a chance to admire works of art like Piazza del Duomo in Florence, Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa, Piazza del Campo in Siena.
Poisonous gas emissions from the current eruption at Bardarbunga Volcano, Iceland, started blowing westward, affecting the western Icelandic coastline, where Reykjavík and other large inhabited areas are located.
The worldwide air industry is bracing for a new eruption in Iceland, which could turn out to be similar, or even worse, than Eyjafjallajökull Volcano’s eruptive sequence during spring 2010, which grounded countless flights across Europe, Canada and the US.
The current eruption is taking place in one of the most remote areas of central Iceland, where Bardarbunga stratovolcano, hidden beneath the NW portion of Vatnajökull, Iceland’s largest icecap, started giving signs of unrest in mid-August. Continue reading The world is watching Iceland, as Bardarbunga eruption continues
A team of US scientists recently found evidence of a huge volume of water, about three time as much as that in Earth’s oceans, hidden deep down beneath the surface. Continue reading New study sheds light into ocean formation