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  Passengers on the White Island Tours boat, the Phoenix, were just off the coast when the eruption happened.  Image: Supplied: Allessandro Kauffmann/White Island Flights   In December 2019, the Ovation of the Seas left Sydney bound for a 12-day trans-Tasman cruise to New Zealand. The luxury holiday promised great entertainment and the opportunity to get up close to the country’s renowned natural beauty. But things quickly turned nightmarish when a...
  The Gardner Pinnacles are all that's visible of what is now considered the world's largest, and hottest, volcano. It's called Pūhāhonu, and it lies northwest of Honolulu, Hawaii. (Image: © Google Maps)   Poking out of the sea 590 miles (952 kilometers) northwest of Honolulu, Hawaii, two barren peaks rear their heads. The little pinnacles, which stand about 170 feet (52 meters) above sea level at their highest point, bely a monstrous...
  Explosion from Sakurajima volcano today (image: @DavidHe11952876/twitter)   During the past two weeks the activity of the volcano is associated with relatively strong eruptions. Another powerful explosion occurred today at 22:45 local time that generated a dense dark ash plume, which reached approx. 13,000 ft (4,000 m) altitude and drifted E. Incandescent material is ejected above the crater and caused avalanches of material. The warning bulletin...
  Ash plume from Sakurajima volcano yesterday (image: @VolcanoYTz/twitter)   Vulcanian activity continues from the summit crater after powerful eruptions that occurred last week. On 17 May at 18:54 local time a strong explosion at the volcano generated a dense dark ash plume, which rose approx. 3,280 ft (1,000 m) above the summit and drifted E. Near-constant glow is visible from the summit crater 32 volcano-tectonic earthquakes were detected by...