Latest Volcanic ash Stories
Mexico’s Colima volcano is playing to the camera. Known locally as the Volcán Fuego or “Volcano of Fire”, Colima’s recent activity is being captured on video and time-lapse photography as well as during monitoring flights around the area.
An unusual ash-like substance that has been described as white, dusty and/or milky rain has been falling on parts of Idaho, Washington and Oregon, and its origin has yet to be scientifically confirmed, various media outlets are reporting.
A joint NOAA/NASA satellite is one of several satellites providing valuable information to aviators about volcanic hazards.
New light has been shed on one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in the last 500 years – the so-called 'Unknown eruption' – thanks to an unusual collaboration between a historian and a team of earth scientists at the University of Bristol.
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A new study from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) suggests that the ash cloud from a Yellowstone supereruption would blanket the Rocky Mountains several meters deep, and it would deposit at least millimeters of ash at least as far away as New York, Los Angeles and Miami.
A researcher from the Perth, Australia-based Curtin University has definitively shown how the first mass extinction event in the history of complex life was caused by ancient volcanic eruptions on his own continent some 510 million years ago
The emerald ash borer (Agrilus plantipenis), a recent insect immigrant to North America carried in with the wooden packing material of imported goods, is projected to cause over a billion dollars in damages annually over the next decade.
Mudslides. Landslides. Volcanic debris flows. Avalanches. Falling rocks... They can come along so suddenly that people, homes, roads and even towns are buried or destroyed without much warning.
Volcanic ash is the term for very fine rock and mineral particles less than 2 mm in diameter that are ejected from a volcanic vent. Ash is created when solid rock shatters and magma separates into minute particles during explosive volcanic activity. The usually violent nature of an eruption involving steam (phreatic eruption) results in the magma and perhaps solid rock surrounding the vent, being torn into particles of silt to sand size. The plume that is often seen above an erupting volcano...
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