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Eruption of Tungurahua sends ash up to 7 km into the air, Ecuador

Ashes from Tungurahua, 140 km south of Quito, Ecuador, rose more than 7 kilometers (4 miles) into the air on Tuesday. Schools are closed and residents evacuated in areas near volcano.Six eruptions and significant ash cloud were detected  and authorities issued

April 27, 2011

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Kamchatka: 4 volcanoes on Orange alert level

Kamchatkan and Northern Kuriles Volcanic Activity KVERT released in their report number 22-11 dated April 21, 2011 at 21:50 UTC (April 22, 2011, 09:50 KST) alert level status of Kamchatka's volcanoes. The Aviation Color Codes of Kizimen, Sheveluch, Karymsky and...

April 25, 2011

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Yellowstone volcanic plume much larger than expected

Yellowstone National Park hosts a variety of hot springs and geysers, all powered by a plume of molten rock under its surface. At times in the past, that plume has powered activity that was quite a bit less scenic: massive eruptions that have been capable of covering

April 12, 2011

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New eruptions reported at Etna volcano in Italy

Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) reports about the third paroxysmal eruptive episode of the year 2011 from the pit crater on the east flank of the Southeast Crater cone occurred on 10 April, 51 days after the previous paroxysm on 18 February. The

April 11, 2011

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Japan's 20 volcanoes became alive after Tohoku EQ, expecting another 9.0

Japan’s Meteorological Agency on Friday warned that the country’s 20 volcanoes became alive due to the massive March 11 earthquake, and a study said earthquake over 9.0-magnitude might hit Japan again. The Agency said volcanic

April 10, 2011

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Alert status of Taal volcano raised to Level 2

Taal Volcano is getting restive and an eruption, while not imminent, is a possibility, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) warned Saturday. The agency raised the alert status to Level 2 from Level 1, following an increase in volcanic earthq

April 09, 2011

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Ruapehu's Crater Lake heating up

Mount Ruapehu's Crater Lake is heating up, but there are no signs an eruption is imminent. GNS Science volcanologists said today high water temperatures, currently about 38 °C - 39 °C, were being experienced in the lake. GeoNet reports about changes that...

April 05, 2011

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Concern over Mt. Baekdu eruption growing

A slew of the latest environmental changes revealed by North Korean officials during a meeting with their South Korean counterparts in Munsan, north of Seoul, has put greater weight that the dormant volcano on Mt. Baekdu could erupt. It last erupted in

April 03, 2011

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Ash and gas plume seen from Popocatepetl volcano

Based on information from the Mexico City MWO, analyses of satellite imagery, and web-camera views, Volcanic Ash Advisory Center reported that on 26 March an ash-and-gas plume from Popocatépetl drifted ESE and SE. A subsequent notice that day stated that the ash had

April 02, 2011

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Mt. Sakurajima exploded - Volcanic ash alert issued

Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center issued an ash warning for Sakurajima Volcano which is considered ‘very dangerous’.Sakurajima (also spelled Sakurashima or Sakura-jima, 桜島 in Japanese) volcano in southern Kyushu is one of the most active volcanoes in the

March 29, 2011

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Deep-sea volcanoes could also explode

Between 75 and 80 % of all volcanic activity on Earth takes place at deep-sea, mid-ocean ridges. Most of these volcanoes produce effusive lava flows rather than explosive eruptions, both because the levels of magmatic gas (which fuel the explosions and are made up of a

March 29, 2011

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Mud eruption in Ninh Thuan is defined as volcano mud

A mud eruption in the central province of Ninh Thuan is a normal geothermal phenomenon and is not dangerous, but a senior expert noted that the area is cursed with weak soil.Dr. Dinh Doan Lam, a senior official from the Institute for Geology of Vietnam, said that mud

March 24, 2011

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Japan's Shinmoedake blast biggest in last 52 years

The strongest activity at southern Japan’s Shinmoedake volcano in 52 years shattered windows 6,5 km away, sending hundreds of people fleeing the area. Ash and other volcanic debris soared more than 2 km into the atmosphere above Kyushu Island, about 1500km from the

March 20, 2011

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US West coast EQ predictions

In today's article named Alarming magnetic field changes signal major quake for West Coast author presents Jim Berkland, former USGS scientist well-known by his accurate earthquake predictions so far. They say his accuracy is about 80%. his greatest claim to

March 19, 2011

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Are volcanoes and earthquakes related?

Before Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano blew its top in April, spewing thick clouds of ash, the earth around it had already started rumbling, and geologists began warning about an impending eruption. The close geological connection is rooted in the

March 14, 2011

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Eruption of Shikhzayirli mud volcano in Gobustan, Azerbaijan

A mud volcano erupted in Gobustan region of Azerbaijan on March 13. Witnesses heard explosion before the eruption, mud breccia erupted and then fire blazed up in the territory of Shikhzayirli mud volcano, APA reports quoting the website of the Ministry of Emergency

March 13, 2011

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Japanese Shinmoedake volcano erupts

A volcano in southwestern Japan erupted Sunday after nearly two weeks of relative silence, sending ash and rocks up to four kilometres (two and a half miles) into the air.  It was not immediately clear if the eruption was a direct result of the massive 8.9-magnitude

March 13, 2011