Nobody knows if the present-day volcanic activity at Agung Volcano, Indonesia, will abruptly turn into a catastrophic explosion, one that would sweep away the Island of Bali and change the world’s climate patterns.
The surreal Solfatara Crater, arguably the best known volcanic vent in the Campi Flegrei (Phlegrean Fields), represents the most compelling evidence of the deadly heat that lies underneath the surface. On September 12, 2017, that very heat caused one of the most harrowing tragedies ever brought about by volcanic activity.
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.