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Volcanic eruption in Cape Verde destroys two villages

Praia - The biggest eruption of Cape Verde volcano Pico do Fogo in decades has destroyed two villages and threatens a forest reserve Tuesday, officials said.

Fresh lava spews out of Philippine volcano, stoking eruption fears

Manila - Lava is again flowing out of Mayon, the Philippines' most active volcano, raising fears an eruption could be imminent, authorities said Sunday.The government has already evacuated around 63,000 people living inside a six-kilometre (3.

US military officials feared dead as typhoon slams into Japan

Tokyo - Strong typhoon Phanfone made landfall in central Japan on Monday, slamming into the archipelago with winds of 180 kilometres (112 miles) per hour and making a beeline for Tokyo, the country's meteorological agency said.

Four more bodies found on Japan volcano as typhoon nears

Tokyo - Authorities found four more bodies on a still-smouldering Japanese volcano Saturday as they resumed a search stalled by heavy rain, but a typhoon threatened to further hamper the recovery operation.

16 still missing on Japan volcano, typhoon threatens recovery

Tokyo - Sixteen people remain unaccounted for on a still-smouldering Japanese volcano that erupted at the weekend, officials said Friday, as a typhoon looming off the coast threatened to further delay the stalled recovery operation.

Japan volcano dead found crushed between boulders: report

Tokyo - Rescuers searching the volcano that erupted without warning in Japan found dead hikers wedged between huge rocks and people half buried in ash, it emerged Thursday.

Japan volcano death toll hits 47 as new bodies found

Otaki - The death toll from a sudden volcanic eruption in Japan hit 47 on Wednesday as rescuers discovered 11 new bodies in so-far unexplored areas of the ash-covered peak.

Fears over fresh eruption cancel Japan volcano search

Tokyo - Rescue operations on a Japanese volcano were halted for the day on Tuesday because of fears there could be a fresh eruption, officials said, with at least 24 bodies still on the mountain.

Japan volcano rescue suspended as death toll rises to 36

Tokyo - Five more bodies were found near the peak of an erupting Japanese volcano on Monday, as rescuers suspended their search because of the growing danger from toxic gas.

More than 30 feared dead on Japan volcano

Tokyo - The first deaths were confirmed Sunday among more than 30 hikers feared killed near the peak of a Japanese volcano that erupted without warning, spewing ash, rocks and steam.

Volcanic ash cloud engulfs Mount Ontake hikers, more than 30 dead

Otaki - Dramatic footage shows the enormous volcanic ash cloud as it descends down Mount Ontake, engulfing hikers as they attempt to flee. Japanese officials have confirmed more than 30 hikers have been found in "cardiac arrest" and presumed dead.

Rescuers rush to reach dozens trapped on erupting Japan volcano

Rescuers rushed Sunday to help dozens of hikers stranded on an erupting volcano in central Japan with six people believed to be buried under ash and dozens injured.

One dead, dozens stranded on erupting Japanese volcano

Tokyo - Dozens of hikers were stranded Saturday on the slopes of an erupting Japanese volcano that has reportedly killed one person and left 30 more seriously injured.

Rushed evacuations as Philippine volcano spews lava

Manila - Lava cascaded down the Philippines' most active volcano on Wednesday as authorities rushed to evacuate thousands ahead of a possible deadly eruption.

Yellowstone earthquake threat much larger than estimated

The threat of Yellowstone's earthquake is much larger than previously estimated. Recent seismic activity helped the U.S. Geological Survey Team reach this alarming discovery.

Iceland lowers aviation alert on volcano

Reykjav - Iceland on Sunday lowered its aviation alert on its largest volcano after a fresh eruption on a nearby lava field prompted authorities to enforce a flight ban for several hours.

Dramatic Papua New Guinea volcano quietens

Rabaul - A volcano which has erupted in Papua New Guinea was Saturday spewing fragments from its crater and rumbling loudly, but its activity appeared to be subsiding, a seismologist said.

Airspace over Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano reopens

Reykjav - Iceland reopened the airspace over the Bardarbunga volcano system Friday afternoon, lowering a red alert declared earlier following a small overnight eruption.

Volcano erupts in PNG, spewing ash and rock: officials

Sydney - A volcano erupted Friday in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air, forcing the evacuation of local communities and international flights to be re-routed, officials said.

New signs of eruption at Iceland volcano

Reykjav - Teams monitoring Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano have found evidence of a possible underground eruption as powerful earthquakes continue to shake the area, Icelandic authorities said Thursday.

Iceland removes ban on air traffic over rumbling volcano

Reykjav - Iceland removed a ban on air traffic around the nation's largest volcanic system on Sunday after fears of an imminent eruption subsided.

Iceland raises volcano alert to red

Reykjav - Iceland raised its alert over the nation's largest volcanic system to red on Saturday, banning all air traffic in the area, as experts deemed imminent the risk for an eruption.

Iceland volcano eruption would shut down air travel: authority

Reykjav - Icelandic aviation authorities warned Wednesday an eruption of the nation's largest volcano would trigger a shutdown of airspace, in a potential replay of the global travel chaos triggered when another peak blew four years ago.

Threat to flights as Iceland's biggest volcano rumbles

Reykjav - Iceland has warned that its largest volcano is in danger of erupting, four years after millions of air travellers were grounded by a huge ash cloud from another peak.

GOP candidate wants to drill in already shaky Yellowstone park

Dr. Taylor Haynes is a Republican candidate for the Governor of Wyoming. He is also selling the idea of opening Yellowstone Park for drilling. Recent seismic activity and melting roads raises concerns of a Super Volcano Eruption.

Volcanic ash halts flights to north Australian city

Sydney - Flights into and out of the northern Australian city of Darwin were cancelled Saturday and some to Bali affected owing to huge ash clouds thrown up by an Indonesian volcano.

Villagers eye Ecuador volcano after spectacular eruption

Quito - Villagers and experts warily eyed an Ecuador volcano Saturday that spewed a 10-kilometer (six-mile) high column of ash a day earlier in a spectacular eruption.

Ecuador's 'throat of fire' belches giant ash column

Quito - A volcano in central Ecuador spewed up a column of hot ash and smoke 10 kilometers (six miles) high, increasing fears of an eruption.

Evacuations as Peru volcano rumbles to life

Lima - A volcano in Peru that has not blown its top in four decades spewed more ash skyward on Tuesday, after authorities evacuated villagers to avoid Ubinas's wrath.

'Pompeii' attempts to erupt audiences but 'Lego' still around

With the popularity still strong for "The LEGO Movie," could it be possible that it wins again? It could as the newcomers will need a big outing to top it.
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Lava flow from Kīlauea s East Rift Zone
Lava flow from Kīlauea's East Rift Zone
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Image of Tolbachik Volcano s eruption on Nov. 29  2012
Image of Tolbachik Volcano's eruption on Nov. 29, 2012
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Egypt's Desert, May 2011
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2007 eruption of Fuego volcano in Guatemala
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A volcanic eruption at Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull
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A volcanic ash cloud moves over a group of hikers on Mount Ontake
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The eruption of the Volcano in Iceland
The eruption of the Volcano in Iceland
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Egypt's Desert, May 2011
Volcanic eruptions millions of years ago threw vast amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere.
Volcanic eruptions millions of years ago threw vast amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere.
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Mt Tongariro on North Island  New Zealand is erupting for the first time in more than a century.
Mt Tongariro on North Island, New Zealand is erupting for the first time in more than a century.
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Plosky Tolbachik volcano erupting in Russia, December 2012.
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File photo: A shot of the volcano named Hekla in Iceland.
File photo: A shot of the volcano named Hekla in Iceland.
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Egypt's Desert
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Aerial photograph of Cleveland's August 2011 lava and summit crater. This lava dome was extruded sometime after July 7 when the last clear view of the summit area did not show this feature. The formation of the lava dome is consistent with thermal anomalies observed in satellite imagery since July 19, 2011. This dome is approximately 60 m in diameter in a 200m-wide crater. Photograph courtesy of Dave Withrow, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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San Cristóbal volcano erupts in Nicaragua on Spet. 8, 2012.
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Egypt s Desert  May 2011
Egypt's Desert, May 2011
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Mount Tongariro eruption
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Aerial view of Christchurch, New Zealand
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Chart of Grimsvötn s seismic activity before and during eruption.
Chart of Grimsvötn's seismic activity before and during eruption.
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