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Hawaii gets new island as erupting volcanic crater continues to spew lava into sea

Lava flows that have been cascading into the sea have formed a brand new, small island off the coast of Hawaii after a crater at Mount Kilauea exploded with the force of a 5.2-magnitude earthquake. Friday’s crater explosion sparked a slow-moving flood of lava that destroyed hundreds of homes at Kapoho, on the Big Island. A once-scenic bay dotted with ...

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Volcanic heat source discovered under melting Antarctic glacier

There is a significant source of volcanic heat deep under the fast-melting Pine Island Ice Shelf in Western Antarctica, researchers found, after stumbling on the evidence while studying heat transfer in the icy continent’s oceans. The Pine Island glacier is one of the biggest ice flows in Antarctica and is also among the most affected by melting. Big chunks of ...

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‘Mass extinction’ volcanic eruptions could wipe out life on Earth, new study claims

Devastating volcanic eruptions, caused by excess carbon in the atmosphere, could one day lead to the mass extinction of all marine animals, and possibly all life on Earth – so says a new study. The dire warning comes amid dramatic seismic events in Guatemala and Hawaii, where hundreds of people have been either killed or displaced from their homes in ...

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Dramatic VIDEO from inside truck as it gets swallowed by volcanic ash cloud

Dramatic videos are appearing on social media showing some of the blood-curdling moments of the eruption of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala, which has left more than 60 people dead. One shows a truck trying to outpace an ash cloud. The video was filmed by a passenger in a truck, which was overtaken by a cloud of ash released by ...

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Satellite captures stunning close up image of volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea (PHOTO)

Newly released satellite footage has captured a fresh angle of a volcano spewing ash in Papua New Guinea. There is no record of the volcano ever erupting before. The Kadovar Island volcano, which is approximately 24 kilometers north of the Papuan mainland, began erupting on January 5. This prompted authorities to evacuate the 590 occupants of the island. The people ...

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Volcanic ash triggers evacuation in Philippines, ‘hazardous eruptions’ feared (PHOTOS)

The Mayon volcano in the Philippines has spewed ash several times over the weekend, forcing authorities to evacuate two villages in its vicinity and raise the threat level, warning of potential “hazardous magmatic eruptions.” “The public is strongly advised to be vigilant and desist from entering the six kilometer (3.7 mile) radius Permanent Danger Zone to minimize risks from sudden ...

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50k+ passengers affected by Bali airport closure over volcanic ash in airspace (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Published time: 27 Nov, 2017 04:09 Edited time: 27 Nov, 2017 04:53 Thousands of tourists have been stranded in Bali after authorities closed off the international airport on the paradise island fearing that volcanic ash spewed by the Mount Agung may jeopardize the safety of aircraft and travelers. An estimated 59,000 passengers were affected after Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport ...

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11-year-old boy, parents die in volcanic field in Italy

Three members of an Italian family died visiting a volcanic field Tuesday after an 11-year-old boy entered an off-limits area. The boy slipped after breaching a fence surrounding the Solfatara Crater in Pozzuoli and his parents followed in an attempt to rescue their son, police said. The boy’s father, 45, died by falling into a pit of boiling-hot mud, the ...

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