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Philippines raises Taal volcano danger level as thousands evacuate

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Authorities in the Philippines started evacuating thousands of people on Thursday after raising the alert status on a restive volcano that spewed a 1-kilometer (0.62-mile) high plume of gas and steam. The alert for t...

Fast flowing lava from Spain’s La Palma volcano continues to wreak havoc more than 2 months on

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New lava tubes from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on Spain's La Palma island have sent molten lava flowing downhill at speeds of up to 1 meter (3 feet) per second since Monday, according to the Canary Islands Volcanology...

Recently-discovered underwater volcano named for this popular franchise

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As described in "The Fellowship of the Ring," the Eye of Sauron was "lidless" and "wreathed in flame," and sonar images provided by chief scientist and senior curator at Museums Victoria Tim O'Hara show a familiar ou...

Thousands flee as Indonesia’s Mount Semeru volcano erupts

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Jakarta, Indonesia Mount Semeru, a volcano on Indonesia's East Java Province, erupted on Saturday, spewing a column of smoke and ash while displacing thousands from the area, authorities said. No casualties have bee...

Volcano erupts on La Palma in Spain’s Canary Islands

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The Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma, one of Spain's Canary Islands, erupted Sunday, after several earthquakes were felt over the weekend. The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan) tweeted news of the erup...

Indonesia’s volcano spews ash, gas; 1 dead, dozens hurt

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Mount Semeru’s eruption in Lumajang district in East Java province left several villages blanketed with falling ash. GIRL DROWNS AFTER HER LIFE JACKET TRAPS HER IN CAPSIZED BOAT A thunderstorm and days of rain, whic...

Lava gushes from Spanish volcano, forcing more evacuations

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La Palma, SpainLava gushing from the Canary Islands' first volcanic eruption on land in 50 years has forced authorities to evacuate another part of El Paso municipality on the Spanish island of La Palma and to urge s...

Volcano rescue workers dig through thick layers of hot ash in Indonesia after Mount Semeru erupts

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East Java Rescue workers in Indonesia continued to dig through thick layers of hot ash and debris Monday to find survivors of a volcanic eruption that left more than a dozen people dead and thousands displaced in th...

Volcano eruption: Danger not over for Spanish island residents, authorities warn

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Villagers on the island of La Palma – part of the Canary Islands archipelago – were met with a wall of lava up to 40 feet high on Wednesday following Sunday afternoon's eruption.  SPAIN'S LA PALMA ISLAND SHAKEN BY EA...

Tonga volcano eruption likely not large enough to affect global climate, experts say

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Though massive volcanoes have the potential to affect global temperatures and weather, the eruption near Tonga on Saturday was likely not large enough to impact global climate, experts tell CNN. The Hunga-Tonga-Hun...

Hawaii residents told to stay home as Kilauea volcano erupts

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The Hawaii county Civil Defense Agency (COH) has asked residents to stay indoors after the Kilauea volcano erupted following a series of earthquakes. The eruption on the Big Island took place late Sunday night local...

Canaries volcano blasts lava into the air as ash blankets area

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La Palma, SpainThe Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma shot lava into the air in loud bursts on Thursday morning while toxic ash blanketed the surrounding area. For a fifth day, lava flowing down th...

Tonga volcano erupted with force of more than 600 Hiroshima bombs

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James Garvin, the chief scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, told NPR that they came up "with a number that's around 10 megatons of TNT equivalent." That means the volcano blast was equal to the force of ...

Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano erupts, spews clouds of ash

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Jakarta, IndonesiaIndonesia's Mount Merapi volcano on Java island erupted on Wednesday, sending up a cloud of ash and prompting authorities to warn of the risk of lava flows reaching roads, officials said. The 2,963 ...

A Hawaii volcano that recently erupted for five months has started spewing lava again

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Hawaii's Kilauea volcano began erupting Wednesday afternoon for the first time since May, spewing lava at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Officials note that while there is no present danger to nearby residents on H...

How you can help victims of the Tonga tsunami and volcano

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A massive volcanic eruption took place on January 15 about 20 miles from the islands of Tonga. The eruption left much of the country covered in volcanic ash and caused a tsunami that led to flooding. Because of the ...

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