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Earthquakes and double volcanic eruption on Kamchatka

In a double volcanic eruption in Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka peninsula the volcanoes Shiveluch and Karmysky are spewing ash kilometers up into the sky endangering air traffic but posing no immediate threat to nearby settlements. Mt. Shiveluch has been active

February 24, 2011

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Building volcanic activities seen worldwide

Increased seismicity and higher temperatures at the summit crater of smaller Lokon-Empung volcano in Indonesia was followed by a stream-driven explosion that shattered old rock at the summit of the volcano. There was also 16 quakes recorded after the ash

February 23, 2011

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16 quakes recorded around Bulusan after ash explosion

At least 16 volcanic quakes were recorded around restive Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon, less than 24 hours after its latest ash explosion. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology also reported ash deposits in many areas in Sorsogon following Monday's

February 22, 2011

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Mt. Bulusan spews ash - evacuation in progress!

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the volcano emitted ash as high as two kilometres (1.2 miles) on Sunday and have recorded at least twenty-eight (28) volcanic earthquakes were recorded by Bulusan Volcano’s (12°46.2’N,

February 21, 2011

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Mt. Etna erupts - Spectacular night video footage

The ancient Greeks believed Mount Etna to be the home of Vulcan, the god of fire. To them, Mount Etna erupting merely meant Vulcan was forging weapons for Mars, the god of war.Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologialive webcam live

February 19, 2011

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New volcano awakenings - Italy, Japan, Congo, Hawaii

Goma volcano set for another eruptionPrevious eruptions in recent times may be dwarfed by the expected next eruption of Mt. Nyiragongo, which towers over the Eastern Congolese city of Goma. Nine years ago, in January 2002, when the region’s most active volcano

February 19, 2011

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Lava lake rising in Kongo!

Alarm at Nyiragongo volcano: in his tremendous lava lake swells to a boiler, at any time could be 1200 degrees mass rush to the valley hot and Congolese city of Goma, the flood. Volcanologists present on  from the summit.The researchers had left the summit of

February 19, 2011

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Mt.Etna and Stromboli erupted

The week buzzed by … and we actually end with a bang (albeit a cloudy one). Dr. Boris Behncke brings us news that Etna seemed to have another eruption, however unlike the events of January 12-13 of this year (top left), these events have been obscured by clouds on

February 19, 2011

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Underwater Volcanoes a hotbed of clues to Earth's movements

Nearly half a mile of rock retrieved from beneath the seafloor is yielding new clues about how underwater volcanoes are created and whether the underlying hot spots of molten rock that lead to their formation have moved over time.Geoscientists have just completed an

February 18, 2011

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Evacuations ordered near Japanese volcano Shinmoedakle

More than 2,500 people living near a volcano that has been spewing ash in southern Japan were advised to evacuate their homes Thursday after heavy rain threatened mudslides of accumulated ash, a local official said. Shinmoedake began erupting in late January, in its

February 17, 2011

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Volcano drilling team gets magma surprise at Iceland volcano

Geologists drilling an exploratory geothermal well into a volcano in Iceland got quite a surprise when the borehole filled with molten magma forcing the researchers to halt the drilling. However, the sudden appearance of the molten rock wasn't all bad,

February 16, 2011

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New deep-sea volcanic vents found in Antarctic’s Southern Ocean

British researchers say the discovery of deep-sea volcanic vents in the Antarctic’s Southern Ocean suggests they’re more common than previously thought. Deep-sea vents are hot springs on the seafloor, where mineral-rich water nourishes colonies of

February 15, 2011