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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