Have you noticed that our planet has begun to shake, rattle and roll? Over the past few days we have seen major volcanic eruptions in Costa Rica and Indonesia, and according to Volcano Discovery more than 40 volcanoes around the planet are erupting right now as you read this article.
Plumes of thick smoke and ash and flowing lava – Europe’s tallest active volcano Mount Etna in Italy is raging again, as can be seen in breathtaking photos and videos on social media.
Choking plumes of hot ash, thick smoke and torrents of lava – such apocalyptic scenes could be witnessed in Indonesia as Mount Sinabung struck, killing at least seven people. Social media has been flooded with photos and videos of the devastating volcano rumbling to life.
Three people were killed and four were critically injured after the Sinabung Volcano erupted in Sumatra, Indonesia on May 21, 2016.
All of the victims of the blast were farming in the village of Gamber in the red zone around the volcanic peak.
The explosion shot volcanic ash as high as 2 miles into the air and that ash tumbled down the slopes as far as 3 miles westward into a river.
Several homes were also destroyed during the blast.
Scientists suspect that chunks from the bottom of the North American tectonic plate, which is the upper portion of the mantle, are peeling off and sinking. Replacing the resulting void is gooey material from the asthenosphere.
AUSTIN, Texas, April 26 (Reuters) – Tornadoes were spotted in two central states on Tuesday as the National Weather Service warned large swaths of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas could be hit by twisters, destructive hail and high winds.
The death toll from Ecuador’s devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake last week has risen to 654 people, the country’s emergency management authority said on Saturday.
Last Saturday’s quake, the worst in nearly seven decades, injured around 16,600 people and left 58 missing along the country’s ravaged Pacific coast. One hundred and thirteen people were rescued from damaged buildings.