Category: volcano

Volcanism on Titan, moon of Saturn, illustrate…

Volcanism on Titan, moon of Saturn, illustrated by Kenneth Fagg for IF, July 1953.

Volcanoes on Mars, including Ceraunius Tholus …

Volcanoes on Mars, including Ceraunius Tholus and Uranius Tholus. Synthetic color picture recorded in March 2002 by the Mars Global Surveyor space probe. 

(NASA)

A wrecked logging truck and crawler tractor am…

A wrecked logging truck and crawler tractor amidst ash and downed trees near Mount St. Helens on May 20, 1980, two days after an explosive eruption.

(Boston.com)

May 18, 1980 – The Mount St. Helens volcano er…

May 18, 1980 – The Mount St. Helens volcano erupted in Washington State, creating an explosive column that rose 80,000 feet into the atmosphere and deposited ash in 11 U.S. states. The eruption melted mountain ice and a few whole glaciers, forming a series of massive volcanic mudslides that reached as far as the Columbia River, almost 50 miles away.

(USGS)

A plume of steam marks the spot where tube-fed…

A plume of steam marks the spot where tube-fed lava from Kupaianaha enters the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii, May 16, 1988, photo by J.D. Griggs. (USGS)

A photographer, wearing gas mask and flame-ret…

A photographer, wearing gas mask and flame-retardant clothes, is suspended over the volcanic crater of Mount Vesuvius in Sicily, 1934. 

(Geheugen van Nederland)

Night view of the eruption of Vesuvius, by Gio…

Night view of the eruption of Vesuvius, by Giovanni Battista Lusieri (1751-1821), watercolour on paper. (Artfix Daily)

Alaska’s Mt. Augustine erupting at first light…

Alaska’s Mt. Augustine erupting at first light on March 26, 2006. (Boston Globe)

March 1, 1974 – Behold an arching fountain of …

March 1, 1974 – Behold an arching fountain of lava at Mauna Ulu during the eruption of Kilauea, Hawaii. Photo by D.W. Peterson.

(USGS)

November 16, 1979: A scene of lava “fountainin…

November 16, 1979: A scene of lava “fountaining” along a rift in the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. (USGS)