All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Volcanoes’

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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‘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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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 Disrupts Nearby Flights

An Alaska volcano which has been slowly erupting for the past several weeks found new vigor on Tuesday, throwing ash and glowing cinders 5 miles into the sky. Pavlof Volcano–located almost 600 miles southwest of Anchorage–erupted with such force yesterday that planes had to change their flight paths to avoid the ash cloud, and some flights were canceled altogether. Volcano …

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Popocatepetl Volcano Erupts, Ash Could Reach Mexico City

Popocatepetl, the second highest peak in Mexico, has erupted once again and is spewing ash that could reach Mexico City, which is 40 miles away. The volcano shot chunks of rock into nearby towns and witnesses say the smoke and ash plume rose at least four kilometers into the air. Residents may be evacuated if the eruptions continue, but everyone …

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Volcanoes on Venus Could Be Changing the Planet’s Atmosphere

Observations by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Venus Express show that changes in Venus’ atmosphere could be the result of volcanic eruptions. A paper on the new findings has been published in the journal Nature Geoscience. According to the atmosphere of Venus contains over one million times as much sulphur dioxide as Earth’s. The gas is hidden below the thick …

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