Burn Scars Observed on Mount Vesuvius

On the 12th July, Mount Vesuvius experienced multiple fires which have scorched acres of surrounding woodland.

Large clouds of smoke blew over nearby towns and villages including Naples. A number of people were evacuated from their homes but thankfully no injuries or fatalities were reported.

The fire has destroyed large areas of vegetation which has left areas of exposed volcanic…

Major Eruption Predicted within 30 Years for Japan’s Sakurajima

Sakurajima is an active composite volcano situated in Kyushu, Japan. A composite volcano is built up of many layers of hardened lava, pumice and volcanic ash. These particular volcanoes are characterised by their explosive eruptions, although the lava flow typically cools and hardens before spreading too far due to the lava’s high viscosity.

Sakurajima regularly spews ash, with a number a…

The Soufrière Hills Volcano

The Soufrière Hills Volcano, also known as Chances Peak, is situated on the small Caribbean island of Montserrat, and until 1995 lay dormant for over 300 years. The complex stratovolcano began showing signs of activity on the 18th July 1995: eruption warning signs consisted of small earthquakes and smaller eruptions of dust and ash.

The minute population of Montserrat was devastated by…

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