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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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 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 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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