Volcanic eruptions happen when lava and gas are discharged from a volcanic vent – visit RT to check out all the latest. Volcanic eruptions can pose many hazards, not only in nearby areas – for example, volcanic ash can be a threat to aircraft. Volcanic eruptions often lead to human casualties and they can also seriously affect the environment and climate of the Earth. One of the most famous eruptions occurred in Italy during the Roman Empire, when Mount Vesuvius completely buried Pompeii under a layer of ash. Volcanic eruptions always attract huge attention – go to RT.com too see videos of these events. Krakatoa, Yellowstone Caldera, and Etna are among the most famous volcanoes on the planet. Volcanoes can lead to serious climatic consequences, causing crop failure and cold summers. Volcanic eruptions occur around the world and may continue for several years – go to RT.сom to be updated on the latest events.
The eruption of the Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano in Russia's Kamchatka has created spectacular scenes, producing rivers of lava and massive smoke clouds – but scientists worry that the resulting ash cloud could disrupt air traffic.
The Klyuchevskoy volcano in Russia’s far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula – a huge volcano among the most active in the world – has erupted, spewing tons of ash and lava in a powerful explosion caught on film.
Indonesia’s Krakatoa volcano has erupted in what is said to be its most active phase since 2018, when it caused a deadly tsunami that killed over 400 people.
Indonesia’s most active volcano Mount Merapi erupted Friday, shooting a column of ash some 5,000 meters (16,000 feet) into the air in its second major eruption this month. Ash and sand covered areas several kilometers away from the peak of the...
Indonesia’s most active volcano, Mount Merapi, erupted without warning early on Tuesday for the second time in a month, sending column of ash 6km (20,000ft) into the sky and blanketing nearby communities with ash and dust.
Scientists are warning that the Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador is showing early signs of impending catastrophic collapse, after satellite data showed substantial internal damage from ongoing magma activity.
Mount Merapi, one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes, erupted Thursday, spewing a column of ash 2,000 meters into the air, while threatening the roughly 24 million people who live in the vicinity with cold lava flooding.
A volcano on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is spewing red hot lava into the surrounding countryside and sending plumes of smoke into the air.
Lloyd’s of London, one of the world’s largest insurance markets, warned that volcanic eruptions could bury 15 major cities in lava and ash in the coming two centuries. As always though, there’s money to be made in catastrophe.