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Volcano Eruption

Living In A State Of Emergency: Life Near The Path Of An Active Lava Flow

Zoe Eisenberg | Posted 09.23.2014 | Hawaii
Zoe Eisenberg

While the impact of the lava is seemingly unpredictable, what is predictable is this: for those who live here, life is about to change.

How Do You Measure The Speed Of Lava? Very Carefully

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 09.17.2014 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) -- Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have been monitoring every twist and turn of lava creeping un...

Awe-Inducing Time Lapse Of Hawaii's Volcanoes Will Fill You With Wonder

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green

We all know nothing is certain but death and taxes. There's another fact, however, that will likely remain true for generations to come. You can't ...

Rare "Red" Alert Issued After Alaska Volcano Erupts With New Intensity

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green

By Steve Quinn JUNEAU, Alaska, June 3 (Reuters) - An Alaska volcano that has been spewing ash and lava for years began erupting with n...

Kilauea's Volatile Beauty Captured At Night (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green

Each of the Hawaiian islands are or once were active volcanoes, springing forth from a hotspot in the middle of the Pacific Plate. Kilauea, one of fiv...

Deadly Volcanic Eruption Shrouds Popular Island In Ash

AP | NINIEK KARMINI | Posted 04.15.2014 | World

SUGIHWARAS, Indonesia (AP) — An explosive volcanic eruption on Indonesia's most populous island blasted ash and debris 18 kilometers (12 miles) into...

WATCH: Hawaii Volcano Spews Lava... And It Is Awesome

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

It's not news that there is almost always lava flowing on the Big Island of Hawaii, but it is news when video captures that lava sputtering, spatterin...

Indonesian Volcano Erupts 30 Times

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.08.2014 | World

An Indonesian volcano that has erupted relentlessly for months shot volcanic ash into the air 30 times on Saturday, forcing further evacuations with m...

Meet The World's Newest Island

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 11.21.2013 | World

TOKYO (AP) — A volcanic eruption has raised an island in the seas to the far south of Tokyo, the Japanese coast guard and earthquake experts said. ...

These Photos Of Mount Etna Erupting Will Remind You Of The Force Of Nature

Posted 11.18.2013 | World

Europe's most active volcano erupted again late on Saturday, sending a tower of ash into the air. Mount Etna, which is located on the island of Si...

Mount Etna Erupts

AP | Posted 10.26.2013 | World

ROME -- ROME (AP) — Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, has erupted, sending up a towering plume of ash visible in much of eastern Sicily. Et...

Thousands Flee As Volcano Erupts

AP | BINSAR BAKKARA | Posted 11.15.2013 | World

MEDAN, Indonesia — More than 6,200 people were evacuated from their villages following the eruption of Mount Sinabung in western Indonesia, an o...

6 Killed By Hot Lava As Volcano Erupts

AP | JACOB HERIN | Posted 10.10.2013 | Green

MAUMERE, Indonesia -- Hot lava from an erupting volcano killed six people sleeping in a beach village on a small island in eastern Indonesia on Saturd...

LISTEN: Volcanoes 'Scream' Before They Erupt

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.16.2013 | Science

Do volcanoes scream before they erupt? Not quite. But new research shows that volcanoes emit a characteristic sound before blowing their tops -- thou...

Mexico Readies Shelters As Volcano Spews Ash

AP | Posted 07.12.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — Seismic activity has increased at the Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City, leading authorities to alert towns in two central sta...

WATCH: Spectacular Footage Of Mount Etna Erupting

Posted 05.01.2013 | World

Dramatic footage from Sicily, where Europe's only active volcano, Mount Etna, erupted this week. The eruption sent massive pillars of smoke and ashes ...

Scientist Sees Global Warming Solution Erupting from Geo-Engineered Volcanoes

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.10.2013 | Science
Alaska Dispatch News

A Harvard expert has come up with an idea that could revive the Ice Age in a snap and end global warming. It's just one of a handful of "geo-engineeri...

Scientists Explain Source Of Mysterious Pumice 'Raft' At Sea

Posted 10.27.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 10/26/2012 07:36 PM EDT on LiveScience Back in August, an enormous floating mass of pumi...

Volcano Spews Ash Across Indonesia

AP | Posted 10.07.2012 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- A volatile volcano in northern Indonesia erupted Sunday, spewing smoke and ash that caused muddy rain to fall in nearby villages...

Volcano Erupts In Indonesia

AP | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- One of Indonesia's most active volcanos has erupted, shooting ash and smoke nearly 1 1/2 kilometers (one mile) into the sky. St...

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...

Volcano Spews Ash In New Zealand

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 10.06.2012 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A volcano has erupted on New Zealand's North Island, spreading a layer of thick ash for several kilometers (miles) and...

Mystery Of Massive Volcanic Eruption Said Solved

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.19.2012 | Science

A massive volcano erupted somewhere on Earth in the 13th Century and was so powerful it caused a global cold spell. Until now, that's about all scient...

Mother Seeks Son Who Disappeared 26 Years Ago

Posted 11.15.2011 | World

Andres Felipe Cubides Ramirez was 6-years-old in 1985, when the Nevada del Ruiz volcano buried his hometown in Colombia under a layer of mud and rubbl...