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Mount Etna Erupts!

Scenes of #Etna's new, sub-terminal eruption, during the night of 30-31 May 2019, seen from Santa Venerina, Fiumefreddo and (last photo) Tremestieri Etneo. "Sub-terminal" means the eruption is occurring close to the summit craters, generally at around 2900-3000 m elevation. [Image and summary from Boris Behncke (@etnaboris)]

Click HERE to check out the Etna Webcams from the ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA.

HVO Confirms Geo-thermal Drilling not Related to Kilauea Eruption

In this week’s Volcano Watch article – as well as a recent radio interview – the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is again saying that the 2018 eruption of Kīlauea Volcano was not triggered by Puna Geothermal Venture. Check out the video above for more information and an interview with HVO's Tina Neal from Big Island Video News.

Volcano World interviewed Tina Neal a few years back and you can read that interview here!

No. Yellowstone is not 'Overdue'

Image of Yellowstone by Heinrich Berann

"It seems like you can't read an article or watch a documentary about a natural hazard without hearing that some event is "overdue." A flood on a certain river is overdue, or a hurricane in a given place is overdue, or an earthquake of some magnitude is overdue, or a volcanic eruption is overdue. It's basically a cliché, and no documentary or article can be complete without it.

We've heard many statements that Yellowstone is overdue -- that it has a major eruption every 600,000 years on average, and since the last eruption was 631,000 years ago...well...you can see where this is going. Is this true? In a word, no. In two words, no way. In three words, not even close. Yellowstone doesn't work that way."