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Volcanic Eruption

KA-BOOM! Scientists Find New Trigger Of Volcanic Eruptions

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.19.2015 | Science

An international team of researchers has discovered a previously unknown trigger of volcanic eruptions -- a finding that could give scientists a leg u...

Watch Hawaii's Decades-Long Volcanic Eruption Get Dramatic

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 10.23.2014 | Green

Ever wondered what happens when something falls into a lake of molten lava? (Besides becoming Darth Vader, of course.) The video above, shot from t...

WATCH: Volcanic Eruption Sends Shockwave You Have To See To Believe

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green

When Papua New Guinea's Mount Tavurvur erupted in late August, island inhabitants said the volcano emitted steam and "occasionally boomed." But if ...

INFOGRAPHIC: Here's Why Volcanoes And Airplanes Don't Mix

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.19.2014 | Science

Iceland, home to one of the largest glaciers in Europe and a multitude of volcanoes, made headlines this week following news of a small eruption in th...

Iceland Lowers Aviation Alert, Volcanic Eruption Report False

AP | Posted 10.24.2014 | World

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) -- Iceland lowered its aviation alert level to orange from red Sunday, saying there was no sign of an imminent eruption at the...

What Happens When The World's Largest Volcano Erupts Again?

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green

Imagine living in the shadow of the world's largest -- and still active -- volcano. For residents on Hawaii's Big Island, a threat has long rumble...

Supervolcanoes Just Got A Little Bit Scarier

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Scientists looking for a greater understanding of what causes supervolcanoes to erupt have come to an unsettling conclusion: They can erupt spontaneou...

WATCH: Mount Etna Eruption Showers Sicily In Volcanic Rock

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.24.2014 | World

Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest active volcano, erupted again on November 24th and showered the island of Sicily with sharp volcanic rocks and heavy as...

Source of Mysterious Medieval Eruption Identified

| Carolyn Gramling | Posted 10.02.2013 | Science

About 750 years ago, a powerful volcano erupted somewhere on Earth, kicking off a centuries-long cold snap known as the Little Ice Age. Identifying th...

Ancient Mega-Volcanoes Tied To Huge Extinction Event

Posted 03.22.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/21/2013 02:11 PM EDT on LiveScience Massive volcanic eruptions may have led to the extermina...

Photographer Captures Incredible Lightning Storm Above Volcanic Eruption

Posted 03.15.2013 | Arts

Martin Rietze, the photographer behind the website Alien Landscapes on Planet Earth, is willing to do whatever it takes to get a great photo -- even i...

New Volcano Study Expected To Yield Two Big Benefits

Posted 10.07.2012 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 10/06/2012 02:04 PM EDT on LiveScience The eruption of a so-called maar-diatreme volcano is short-lived ...

Most Incredible Volcano Video Of All Time? Volcanologist's Images Live Up To Their Hype

The Hufffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green

Geoff Mackley is equal parts volcanologist and daredevil. The New Zealand native has spent 15 years attempting to get as close as possible to some of ...

PHOTOS: 12 Sizzling Volcanoes

Trippy | Posted 11.03.2012 | Travel

A natural phenomenon even most hardcore travelers never get to see in action, volcanoes are among the world's most fascinating wonders.

Geophysicists Foresee Better Way To Predict Volcanic Eruptions

Posted 09.02.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor Published: 08/31/2012 12:18 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet The secret movements of magma deep insi...

Geologists Gush Over Dramatic Undersea Event

Posted 05.14.2012 | Science

By: Crystal Gammon , OurAmazingPlanet Contributor Published: 05/13/2012 01:02 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet When the crew aboard the research vesse...

Scientists Find Surprising Cause Of 'Little Ice Age'

Posted 01.31.2012 | Science

When the weather suddenly got colder in Northern Europe a few centuries ago, some people blamed witchcraft. But now an international team of scientist...

Iceland's Katla Volcano Is Getting Restless

AP | By PAISLEY DODDS | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green

VIK, Iceland -- If Iceland's air-traffic paralyzing volcanic eruption last year seemed catastrophic, just wait for the sequel. That's what some expert...

Volcano Billows Giant Plume For Another Day In Chile

AP | EVA VERGARA | Posted 08.05.2011 | Green

SANTIAGO, Chile — A volcano in the Caulle Cordon of southern Chile erupted for a second day Sunday, shooting out pumice stones and pluming a clo...

Mount Merapi Rescue Efforts Being Sponsored By Cigarette Companies

GlobalPost | Will Carless | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia -- Nobody is allowed to smoke in the Sampoerna Rescue camp. The cluster of leaky, ash-covered canvas tents that has been set up...

Santorini: A Blast From the Past

Bob Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Little did the ancient Minoans know that their big volcanic blast would some day create big-time tourism.

The Elusive Mount St. Helens

Chris Gray Faust | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Chris Gray Faust

Realizing that we were all frustrated by the cloud obscuring the crater and lava dome, Todd showed us a picture of what we'd be seeing if the weather cleared up.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
DK Matai

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Getting Home

Joy Yoon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joy Yoon

This whole scenario is reminiscent of Steve Martin and John Candy's Planes, Trains, and Automobiles With airports closed down and hundreds of flights canceled, what lengths will we go to get home?

Iceland Volcano: Stunning Up-Close Footage (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ABC's "NIghtline" has stunning footage of Iceland's erupting Eyjafjallajokull volcano - up close and personal. While the eruption has caused airspa...