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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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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