All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘volcano’

Hawaii Lava Flow Update: Poses No Immediate Threat To Residents

Residents of Pahoa in Hawaii’s Big Island all accept volcanic activity as part of the trade-off for living in an island paradise. For the present, they are taking a “wait and see” stance in hopes that the lava flow from the Kilauea volcano will stop and not require them to evacuate. Shawn Heard, a shop owner in downtown Pahoa, the largest …

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Volcanic Island Niijima Merges With Neighboring Island

A volcanic island on the coast of Japan, Niijima Island, has said to have swallowed a part of a neighboring island. NASA has recorded Niijima’s continuous eruptions, and photos from the Operational Lang Imager on Landsat 8 showed a stream of smoke coming from the island, and it has overtaken its neighbor. Niijima, Japan’s newest island, is said to now …

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Peru Volcano Awakens After 40 Years

It’s been four decades since a volcano in Peru has awakened, but on Tuesday, it came back to life and began spewing ash and dust into the sky. The volcano is located in southwestern Peru and has led to more than 50 people being evacuated from the nearby village of Querapi. The volcano which is named Ubinas, last caused evacuations …

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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. The last state of emergency due to Ubinas activity occurred on April 23, 2006. Ubinas town mayor Pascual Coaquira said …

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Sumatra Volcano Eruption Kills 15

A sudden eruption of an active volcano in the  Sumatra Islands of Indonesia has so far claimed 15 lives according to official reports. According to Jarkata Post, this is the first time volcanic eruptions of Mount Sinabung had caused fatalities. Spirals of volcanic ash spewed violently more than one mile into the sky, with temperatures reaching as much as 700 degrees Fahrenheit. …

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Supervolcano Study Yields Unnerving News

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. Forget about frostbite and mittens; it might pretty much be curtains for civilization. That’s not really news, though. So, why …

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Volcanic Eruptions Reported in Multiple Areas

Recent volcanic activity has been reported in multiple areas including: El Salvador, the Indonesian island of Sumatra, and an islet off Japan’s Pacific coast. Residents near two of the volcanoes were forced to evacuate. A plume of gas erupted 3 miles in the air above the Chaparrastique volcano, leading El Salvador to evacuate residents located near the 7,025-foot volcano. According …

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El Salvador Volcano Erupts – Several Villages Evacuated

The eruption of the Chaparrastique volcano in El Salvador has lead authorities to call for an evacuation of villages located within 3 kilometers of the volcano. The volcano erupted on Sunday and witnesses say that it shot a cloud of dust and ash high into the air. Researchers are searching for signs of flowing or fresh lava but have not …

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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 likely to come next – the hot molten lava that follows an explosion of this kind. Civil Defense Director Jorge …

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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 of those locate three kilometers away. The San Miguel provenience, which has nearly 5,000 people, is known to be the …

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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, as a safety measure. Air traffic was also restricted in four air corridors around nearby Catania Airport. Mount Etna is …

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Mt. Etna: First Major Eruption Since 1992

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 eruption occuring in 1992, according to Fox News. The eruption didn’t pose a threat to surrounding villages, and evacuations were …

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Indonesia Volcano Erupts Again, Forces Evacuations

An Indonesia volcano recently erupted for the third time in recent months. Mount Sinabung was the volcano that erupted, causing hundreds of villagers to evacuate. The volcano unleashed a 7-km (4.3 mile) column of ash into the air on Sunday. The volcano is located on the western Indonesian island of Sumatra. Mount Sinabung is a 2,460-meter-tall volcano in the Karo …

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Mt. Sinabung Erupts In Indonesia, Thousands Flee

Mt. Sinabung is a pleistocene-to-holocene stratovolcano located in North Sumatra, Indonesia. It’s OK if you aren’t sure what exactly that means, because the word that is important in the previous sentence is volcano, mainly because of what they are known to do: erupt, leading to massive damage. Erupt is just what Mt. Sinabung did early Sunday, forcing thousands to flee …

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‘Pompeii’ Disaster Movie Teased in New Trailer

It appears that disaster movies may be making a comeback. Director Paul W.S. Anderson of Resident Evil, Alien vs. Predator, and The Three Musketeers fame is directing a big volcano disaster movie set for a February 21, 2014 release. Unlike disaster flicks set in modern times, this one will tackle one of the most famous natural disasters in human history. …

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Indonesia Volcano Erupts, Killing 6

A volcano erupted in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia early on Saturday morning, spewing ash thousands of feet into the air and smothering a nearby beach in lava. Six people were killed. Mount Rokatenda, on the tiny island of Palue, has been rumbling since last year, and though there was an evacuation warning put in place as well as a 3 …

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Popocatepetl Volcano Ash Grounds Mexico City Flights

Last month, the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico began erupting, spewing ash and steam into the air. The volcano this week began acting up again, causing flights in nearby Mexico City to be cancelled. Mexican authorities have also cordoned off a 7-miles radius around the volcano. According to an Associated Press report, U.S. airlines including U.S. Airways, Delta Air Lines, United …

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Alaska Volcano: Alert Level Raised Following Small Eruption

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 since Tuesday, officials are keeping aerial alert levels at “orange/watch” until they’re certain another eruption isn’t in the cards. Orange …

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Ubehebe Volcano Explosion In California Coming Soon

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 of moon rocks, he believes the volcano was formed much earlier than previously thought. What he has also discovered is …

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