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Volcano News

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.

Three Indonesia airports reopen after volcano eruption

Jakarta - Three airports in Indonesia reopened on Saturday while four others remained closed, officials said, after a volcanic eruption killed three people and forced mass evacuations.Mount Kelud, considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes on the main island...

Two dead, flights disrupted as Indonesia volcano erupts

Blitar - A spectacular volcanic eruption in Indonesia has killed at least two people and forced mass evacuations, disrupting long-haul flights and closing international airports on Friday.Mount Kelud, considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes on the main i...

New Indonesian volcanic eruption halts search

- A volcano in western Indonesia that killed 15 people in a weekend eruption shot hot ash and rocks high into the air again Monday, halting a search for any more victims.

Fears death toll could rise in Indonesia volcano eruption

- Indonesian officials searched through thick ash for bodies Sunday after Mount Sinabung volcano erupted, killing at least 15 people, with the only sign of life an ownerless mobile phone ringing inside an abandoned bag.

Search on for survivors of Indonesia volcano eruption

- Indonesian rescuers will search through thick ash Sunday hoping to find survivors after Mount Sinabung volcano erupted engulfing victims in scorching clouds, killing 14 people including four high-school students.

Schoolchildren among 14 killed by Indonesia volcano eruption

Banda Aceh - Fourteen people, including four schoolchildren, were killed Saturday after they were engulfed in scorching ash clouds spat out by Indonesia's Mount Sinabung in its biggest eruption in recent days, officials said.

Video: Mount Etna erupts with spectacular streams of lava

Catania - Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna, got active again this Sunday as it erupted with lava streaming down its sides and billowing smoke rising from its crater.

Volcanic eruption, typhoon, earthquake hit Philippines, Indonesia

The Philippines, Indonesia and the Pacific island of Tonga have been hit by forces of Mother Nature in the last couple of days, causing death and injury to those in coastal areas as well as in danger zones, in the case of the eruption in Indonesia.

Land bulge clue to aviation threat from volcanoes

Paris - Bulging in land that occurs before a volcano erupts points to how much ash will be spewed into the sky, providing a useful early warning for aviation, geologists in Iceland said on Sunday.

Review: New on DVD — Films from the '90s Special

The new releases include a number of films from the ‘90s; a rich and seductive vampire picture; and a lesson in scaring.

North America's supervolcano: Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone, the world's first National Park was established in 1872. With its subalpine forests, wildlife and geothermal features, it's been a top vacationers destination. But we were unaware of it being a big volcanic crater, a very, very big one.

More revealed about the world's largest volcano

The largest volcano in the world, with a footprint the size of New Mexico, has been located in the depths of the western Pacific Ocean. More information about the structure has been revealed this week.

Popocatépetl disrupts flights, evacuations still on hold (UPDATE)

Puebla - Several U.S. based airlines suspended numerous flights as Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano increased its activity once again. Authorities have maintained the very active volcano's alert level at a Yellow phase 2.

UNESCO grants Japan's Mount Fuji World Heritage status

Phnom Penh - Japan's Mount Fuji has been granted World Heritage status by UNESCO, along with a series of ancient terraced rice paddies in China and the desert city of Agardaz in Niger, among other wonders.
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The eruption of the Volcano in Iceland
The eruption of the Volcano in Iceland
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Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador erupts  December 18  2012.
Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador erupts, December 18, 2012.
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A volcanic eruption at Iceland s Eyjafjallajökull
A volcanic eruption at Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull
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This was the eruption between the Iceland glaciers  a small one in all respect. On the right is Eyja...
This was the eruption between the Iceland glaciers, a small one in all respect. On the right is Eyjafjallajökull and on left Katla is dormant for the moment
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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
Egypt's Desert
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Egypt s Desert  May 2011
Egypt's Desert, May 2011
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Plosky Tolbachik volcano erupting in Russia  December 2012.
Plosky Tolbachik volcano erupting in Russia, December 2012.
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Aerial photograph of Cleveland s August 2011 lava and summit crater. This lava dome was extruded som...
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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The Eyjafjallajökull glacier in Iceland – the eruption happened near here  causing large amounts ...
The Eyjafjallajökull glacier in Iceland – the eruption happened near here, causing large amounts of explosive steam
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San Cristóbal volcano erupts in Nicaragua on Spet. 8  2012.
San Cristóbal volcano erupts in Nicaragua on Spet. 8, 2012.
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Ancient wall collapses in Pompeii
Ancient wall collapses in Pompeii
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A volcano spewing smoke in Iceland
A volcano spewing smoke in Iceland
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Egypt s Desert
Egypt's Desert
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2007 eruption of Fuego volcano in Guatemala
2007 eruption of Fuego volcano in Guatemala
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Mexico s Popocatépetl volcano spews ash and gas on April 13  2012.
Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano spews ash and gas on April 13, 2012.
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Plosky Tolbachik volcano erupting in Russia  December 2012.
Plosky Tolbachik volcano erupting in Russia, December 2012.
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Egypt s Desert
Egypt's Desert
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Egypt s Desert  May 2011
Egypt's Desert, May 2011
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