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Volcano eruption in Caribbean prompts mass evacuation during popular vacation week

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"La Soufriere has moved into an explosive state. Plumes up to eight kilometers," the country's National Emergency Management Organization tweeted Friday. VOLCANO ERUPTS IN ICELAND FOR FIRST TIME IN 6,000 YEARS "Plea...

Canary Islands volcano increasingly aggressive as Spain’s leader announces emergency funds

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The Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma is now erupting even more aggressively after weeks of gushing lava, Spain's Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN) said Sunday. The volcano's activity "continu...

St. Vincent suffers power outage after La Soufrière volcano erupts

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There has been a massive power outage on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent where La Soufrière volcano began erupting Friday, St. Vincent and the Grenadines National Emergency Management Organization reported Sunda...

Lava from La Palma volcano sparks cement factory fire, pushing 2,500 people into lockdown

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Madrid Lava flowing from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on Spain's La Palma island sparked a fire at a cement factory Monday, leading to at least 2,500 residents to be ordered into lockdown to protect their health, a local...

Mount Nyiragongo volcano in eastern Congo erupts

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The Mount Nyiragongo volcano outside Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo started to erupt on Saturday, according to the DRC government and the Goma Volcano Observatory. The volcano's last major erupti...

Drone operator will try to rescue dogs from La Palma volcano

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A Spanish drone operator on Tuesday received permission to try to rescue three emaciated dogs trapped near a volcano in the Canary Islands, by catching them with a remote-controlled net and flying them out over a str...

Death toll from Congo volcano eruption rises to at least 32

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With little warning Mount Nyiragongo turned the dark sky fiery red Saturday night and then spewed torrents of lava into villages destroying more than 500 homes, officials and survivors said. CONGO VOLCANO'S LAVA FLOW...

Japan’s Mount Aso volcano spews plumes of ash, people warned away

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TokyoA volcano erupted in Japan on Wednesday, blasting ash several miles into the sky and prompting officials to warn against the threat of lava flows and falling rocks, but there were no reports of injuries or casua...

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...

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