Explosive eruption at Bezymianny volcano, Kamchatka, Russia

Explosive eruption at Bezymianny volcano, Kamchatka, Russia

Volcanic activity at Bezymianny volcano increased on March 14, 2022, with new viscous lava flowing out of the dome. This activity was accompanied by small pyroclastic flows, rising dense ash plumes up to 4.5 km (14 750 feet) a.s.l. According to the Tokyo VAAC and…

Energy prices skyrocket after Russia attacks Ukraine

Energy prices skyrocket after Russia attacks Ukraine

Gas and oil prices in Europe skyrocketed after Russia attacked Ukraine early Thursday morning, February 24, 2022. Meanwhile, stock markets around the world tumbled amid rising concerns while Euro plunged to its lowest level against the dollar since June 2020 and hit…

Shugo mud volcano erupts, area closed for safety reasons, Russia

Shugo mud volcano erupts, area closed for safety reasons, Russia

Shugo mud volcano near the village of Varenikovskaya in Russia's Krasnodar Krai began erupting this week, forcing authorities to close it for tourists for safety reasons. According to local residents, active volcanic activity began a couple of days ago, with…

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Kuril Islands, Russia

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Kuril Islands, Russia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit the Kuril Islands, Russia at 20:25 UTC on September 20, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 25 km (15 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 9 km (5.6 miles). The epicenter was located 375…

Lava dome at Sheveluch volcano continues to grow, Russia

Lava dome at Sheveluch volcano continues to grow, Russia

While activity at the Russian Sheveluch volcano sharply dropped at the beginning of September 2021, its lava dome continues growing, accompanied by strong fumarolic activity, incandescence of the lava dome, and hot avalanches. Satellite data still shows a bright…

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Kuril Islands, Russia

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Kuril Islands, Russia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the Kuril Islands, Russia at 05:37 UTC on August 24, 2021. The agency is reporting and depth of 38 km (23.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). The epicenter was located…