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Did dinosaur-killing asteroid trigger world's largest lava flows?

The meteor impact long associated with the extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago may have also caused a magnitude-11 earthquake that shook loose massive quantities of lava in what is now India.

Lunar lava tunnels could be locations for underground moon cities

Scientists believe that gigantic underground lava tubes exist on the moon, which may provide safer localities for the construction of moon cities and exploration bases, than the surface does.

Video: Italy's Mount Etna erupts hurling lava & ash into sky

Catania - Mount Etna has erupted for the 6th time this year on April 12, from a new crater on its south-eastern slope. There appears to be no danger to houses or people in the area.

Hawaii Kilauea volcano crater collapses, spews lava 65 feet high

One of the world's most active volcanoes, the Kilauea in the big island of Hawaii, spewed lava 65 feet up above the surface Saturday after its crater collapsed.

Rapper Charles Hamilton in jail for felony assault

Cleveland - Troubled young rapper Charles Hamilton was arrested in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday, December 10, after assaulting two police officers.

Indonesia closes airport as Mount Bromo spews ash high up in sky

A domestic airport in Indonesia has closed Monday as Mount Bromo spews ash high up in the air which could pose risk to aircraft using the domestic airport for landing and take off.

Erupting Philippine volcano forces troops and rebels to ceasefire

Mount Bulusan in Sorsogon province of southern Luzon in the Philippines, spewed ash as high as 1,000 meters up high in the air Wednesday, a volcanologist of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

Volcano eruption death toll in Indonesia reaches 191

Casualties of Mount Merapi's continued eruption soared to almost 200 since October 26 when the volcano claimed its first casualty.

International carriers halt flight to Jakarta due to volcanic ash

At least 50 flights to and from Jakarta have been rescheduled by Jakarta airport officials as Mount Merapi, one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes continue to spew ash high up in the air posing danger to various aircraft going to and from Jakarta.

Mount Bulusan in southern Luzon Philippines spews ash

One of the Philippines' most active volcanoes, Mount Bulusan in Sorsogon province, started spewing ash Saturday morning, according to ABS-CBN News.

Indonesian volcano eruption kills 15 villagers

Indonesian authorities have reported at least 15 people killed as Mount Merapi, one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes, continues to spew volcanic ash since Tuesday's first reported eruption.

Indonesia's Merapi Volcano erupts, massive evacuation underway

Mount Merapi, an active volcano located in central Java, started erupting Tuesday sending volcanic rocks down the southern slopes of the volcano.

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung explodes, 30,000 people evacuated

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung comes back to life after 400 years of dormancy as the volcano erupted for the third time is a span of seven days, forcing government authorities to evacuate at least 30,000 people living in surrounding areas to safer grounds.

Indonesian volcano erupts again, 20,000 people evacuated

Mount Sinabung, the nearly dormant volcano in the island of Sumatra in Indonesia erupted anew after Sunday's first eruption in nearly 400 years, sending some 20,000 people to temporary shelters in the surrounding areas.

Indonesian volcano continues to spew ash,keeps people in shelters

The Indonesian volcano on the island of Sumatra which erupted for the first time in 400 years continues to spew ash three days after it erupted Sunday , officials said.

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts after 400 years

A volcano located in the island of Sumatra in Indonesia has erupted Sunday sending thousands of people fleeing from their homes as smoke and ash fall blanketed the area surrounding the volcano.

Videographer releases montage of Volcanic activity in Iceland

A young talented photographer and videographer created a new video based on time delayed photos taken over a 48 hour period in Iceland. The result is an awesome display of the talent of this creative artist at work providing a view like no other.

Thousands of Mayon Evacuees Head Home as Volcano Calms Down

Thousands of evacuees from the raging Mayon volcano, who spent their Christmas holidays in evacuation centers in the Philippines, have started to go back to their homes after government authorities lowered the danger alert level around the volcano.

2,000 Tourists Come to Albay Daily to Watch Erupting Volcano

The Mayon volcano in the Philippines continues to spew lava on its third week of eruption as thousands of tourists find their way into the 8-km danger zone to witness the spectacular lava flows cascading down the slope of the volcano

Erupting Mayon Volcano Drawing More International Tourists

Erupting Mayon volcano in the Philippines continues to draw local and foreign tourists to witness the spectacular molten lava cascading from its slopes down to the foot of the volcano. The molten lava flow is a rare sight for tourists to see at night

Erupting Mayon Volcano Attracts International Tourists

Thousands of local and international tourists and scientists have been flocking to Albay province in the Philippines to view the ongoing eruption of the Mayon Volcano, which forced the evacuation of 50,000 residents in the area.

Evacuation Continues as Philippines' Mayon Volcano Spews Lava

Mayon volcano in the Philippines continues to rumble, spewing lava in the process coupled with ash explosions as massive evacuation of around 47,000 people residing at the foot of the erupting volcano are being undertaken to bring them to safer grounds.

Philippines' Mayon Volcano's Hazardous Eruption Feared

Mount Mayon is presently on its imminent mode of eruption as alert level number three has been raised to allow residents in the danger zone to leave the area as Albay Governor Joey Salceda announced the evacuation for the 5-8 kilometer danger zone

Volcano in Eastern Congo Spews Lava

I think "Mother Earth" is speaking to us and we are not listening. With all the Earthquakes, Climate Changes and other things we are ignoring, it's time to sit back and think about what we are doing to the only home we have.

Volcano Hit Congolese Town Residents Try To Get Home

GOMA (voa) - Thousands of residents of the volcano-ruined Congolese town of Goma are trying to get around a field of still-steaming lava to get home despite warnings that poison gas and cholera may await them. United Nations officials want an estima...
 

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