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Peru Volcano Prompts Evacuations

A volcano in southwestern Peru called Ubinas began ejecting pyroclastic material into the sky in 2006, after over four decades of lying dormant. Recent volcanic activity has prompted officials to evacuate 60 residents of Querapi, a village near its base. …

Supervolcano Study Yields Unnerving News
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What’s ashen, dark, and dead all over? Earth, potentially – if a supervolcano ever explodes! The truth is, if a supervolcano were to actually erupt, it could indeed be an extended winter for us – a volcanic winter, that is. …

El Salvador Volcano Erupts – Causes Emergency Evacuations

A 7,025-foot volcano erupted in El Salvador Sunday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. sending up a shooting gas and smoke stream that reached over 3 miles high. The cloud of dark ash that went straight into the sky signaled what was …

El Salvador Volcano Erupts, Residents Flee Homes

Frightened residents in the San Miguel region of El Salvador were ordered to evacuate after a volcano erupted Sunday morning. According to a civil protection official, “almost right after the explosion,” the Chaparrastique volcano prompted authorities to order the evacuations …

Mount Etna Erupts, Peppers Towns with Ash

Europe’s most active volcano, Mount Etna, erupted Saturday, showering pyroclastic detritus on towns around the mountain’s slopes and the nearby comune of Taormina. The eruption didn’t call for any evacuations, though an area highway was shut down for 30 minutes, …

Mt. Etna: First Major Eruption Since 1992
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Mt. Etna in Sicily erupted over the weekend. Lava and hot ash began spewing out on Saturday, and tapered off on Sunday. Etna is Europe’s most active volcano, with 16 paroxysmal, or sudden, eruptions this year and the last major …

Alaska Volcano: Alert Level Raised Following Small Eruption
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An Alaska volcano spewed an ash cloud with an estimated of height of 23,000 feet, according to CNN. Although Cleveland Volcano, which forms the western half of Chuginadak Island off the coast of mainland Alaska, hasn’t coughed up anything else …

Ubehebe Volcano Explosion In California Coming Soon Ubehebe Volcano Explosion In California Coming Soon
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Peri Sasnett of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University has lead a team of researchers to study Ubehebe. Ubehebe is a large volcanic crater in the north of Death Valley. Using technology taken from the dating …