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Fire Ecology – Lassen Volcanic National Park (US National Park Service)

Many plants and trees are adapted to regenerate after a fire. From top to bottom: aspen, green-leaved Manzanita and a lodgepole pinecone. Effects of fire on plants Fire creates opportunities for plant growth by burning debris on the forest floor and releasing nutrients into the soil. Fire also opens up gaps in forests, creating more […]

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Volcanic alert level raised by the USGS; Cleveland could burst

Cleveland volcano shows signs of unrest. Image: Max Kaufman/Alaska Volcano Observatory/University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute A large, potentially dangerous volcano is yet to erupt, but scientists say the chances of eruptive activity at Cleveland Volcano have increased. USGS scientists monitoring it have raised the volcano’s alert level and aviation color code to ADVISORY/YELLOW due […]

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An underwater volcanic rock formation near Hawaii dubbed “the road to Atlantis”

Scientists have discovered what appears to be a brick road at the bottom of the sea off Hawaii and have dubbed it the “yellow brick road” to Atlantis. Not all roads lead to Rome. Some paths seem to head towards the center of the ocean – like the one recently spotted by scientists in the […]

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The Kuwaiti mountaineer is the youngest to climb seven volcanic peaks

He has been passionate about fitness most of his life, but mountaineer Yousef Al Refaie (Kuwait) has now taken it to the next level by clinching the record title for Youngfurthest person to climb the Seven Volcanic Summits at 24 years and 119 days. Al Refaie is not only 24 years old, but he is […]

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Volcanic Volcanoes Create Strange Icebergs

aEven though Pluto lost its “planet” title on August 24, 2006, and has since only been listed by astronomers as minor planet 134340, it’s still an exciting celestial body. With a diameter of 2,377 kilometers, Pluto is the largest known small planet moving in a very eccentric orbit at the edge of our solar system. […]

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Discover the natural wonders of Saint Lucia, from volcanic spas to historic mountain trails

Stacey is as fearsome a force of nature as any on the island, a whirlwind in leopard-print shoes. Covid-19 has hit hard. When she lost her job at a bar, Stacey turned a negative into a positive by fulfilling a lifelong dream of becoming a cook and opening her own business. Now, customers drive for […]

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3 months after volcanic eruption, Tonga is slowly rebuilding

WELLINGTON, New Zealand >> Samantha Moala recalls taking a shower at her home in Tonga when she heard what sounded like a gunshot so loud it hurt her ears. As she and her family rushed to their car to drive inland, ash blackened the sky. The world’s largest volcanic eruption in 30 years sent a […]

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Why are some mountain ranges volcanic and others not?

I was looking at the geology subreddit the other day and someone asked an intriguing question: Why aren’t the Himalayas volcanic? They are the the biggest mountains on the planet and stretch for thousands of kilometers, but no volcanoes can be found. This may seem strange to many people because there are mountain ranges that […]

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Inca children were drugged then sacrificed on volcanic peaks and mountains – HeritageDaily

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Kuwaiti Man Sets Guinness World Record As Youngest To Climb Seven Volcanic Peaks

A Kuwaiti mountaineer has become the youngest person to climb the world’s seven volcanic peaks. Yousef Al Refaie set a Guinness World Record for reaching the top of the highest volcanoes on each of the seven continents at 24 years and 119 days. “[If] you come from the desert, I wouldn’t believe you [would] to […]

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At 24, the Kuwaiti mountaineer becomes the youngest to climb the world’s seven volcanic peaks

Yousef Al Refaie shows courage and patriotic pride. Gulf today, Staff reporter He’s taken exercise seriously most of his life, but mountaineer Yousef Al Refaie has taken it to the next level, setting a Guinness World Records title for being the youngest person to climb all seven volcanic peaks at 24 years and 119 days. […]

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Pluto: how can such a cold body fuel volcanic eruptions?

Pluto, the largest dwarf planet in the solar system, has become even more interesting with a report that icy lava flows have recently covered much of its surface. In this context, “recently” probably means no more than a billion years ago. It’s old, of course – and there’s no indication that volcanoes are still active […]

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Guide to Lassen Volcanic National Park

welcome to National parks discovered, where we’ll help you discover the beauty of America’s most underrated (and least visited) national parks, from awe-inspiring landscapes where you can get up close to mountains, glaciers and volcanoes, to sunny paradises hidden near big cities like Chicago and Los Angeles. To discover the natural wonders you missed, check […]

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Bathurst’s Kellie Gibson first woman home in 2022 Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge | West Central Daily

sports, local sports, KELLIE Gibson surprised herself by claiming overall women’s honors at the weekend’s Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge in Orange. The Bathurst racer said it was exciting to watch things unfold on the tough course after she was forced to step away from her usual racing tactics. “It was a nice surprise to take […]

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Gallery | All the action from the Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge 2022 | West Central Daily

sports, local sports, Leo Peterson and Kellie Gibson stormed the summit of Mount Canobolas to record victories in both the men’s and women’s sections of the 2022 Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge. year, Peterson was the first person to cross the line at the Federal Falls picnic area on Sunday morning. Peterson dominated the 11 kilometer […]

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‘Don’t worry’ about Mount Ruapehu’s volcanic activity, mayor says

Locals living near Mt Ruapehu seem oblivious to signs of high volcanic unrest, despite recent strong tremors and warming of the lake. The Volcanic Alert Level at Mount Ruapehu has been raised to Level Two. Photo: Unsplash / David Calderwood The Volcanic Alert Level at Mount Ruapehu has been raised to Level Two since yesterday. […]

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A swarm of earthquakes hits the volcanic island of Portugal | Blue Mountains Gazette

About 1,100 small earthquakes have rocked one of Portugal’s central Atlantic volcanic islands in less than 48 hours, putting authorities in the Azores archipelago on alert as experts assess what they have described as an “earthquake crisis”. Rui Marques, head of the seismo-volcanic monitoring center of the CIVISA region, told Reuters on Monday that earthquakes, […]

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The Grammar Guy: volcanic vocalic verbiage | Community News

I have never been a scientist. While I admit the Earth is round (at least that’s what the media would tell you), I never developed a deeper understanding of biology, chemistry, or physics. As a result, when I started college, I took the easiest science course I could find. It was the turn of the […]

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Rising temperatures at Mount Ruapehu crater lake raise volcanic alert level

The rise in temperature is accompanied by high levels of volcanic tremors. Photo / Geonet Mount Ruapehu has been moved to Volcanic Alert Level 2 following rising temperatures in its crater lake. The lake undergoes cycles of heating and cooling over a period of several months. A new heating cycle has begun with temperatures reaching […]

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Curtis Honeycutt: Volcanic vocalic verbiage | Columnists

I have never been a scientist. While I admit the Earth is round (at least that’s what the media would tell you), I never developed a deeper understanding of biology, chemistry, or physics. As a result, when I started college, I took the easiest science course I could find. It was the turn of the […]

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Huge mysterious drops in Earth’s mantle are ‘like a map’ for volcanic eruptions

Scientists are gaining a better understanding of two huge teardrop-shaped structures in the Earth coat. Located low in the mantle layer, blobs influence mantle and crustal movements, and also fuel the formation of mountains and volcanoes. One of the drops drifts towards the crust. Researchers study the blobs’ physical characteristics. They don’t yet know why […]

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Are Volcanica coffee beans from volcanic regions really good?

A recent study concluded that drinking coffee actually alters brain connectivity. It potentially offers benefits such as “improved motor control”, “higher levels of alertness” and an “increased ability to concentrate, learn and remember”. But beyond that, coffee makes us feel like we can take on anything the world has to offer – something almost all […]

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Tonga’s Internet Restored 5 Weeks After Massive Volcanic Eruption and Tsunami

Satellite images show volcano erupting near Tonga An undersea volcano has erupted near the peaceful nation of Tonga, sending large tsunami waves crashing onto the shore and people rushing for higher ground. (Credit: RAMMB/ACEI via Storyful) WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – Tonga’s main internet connection to the rest of the world has finally been restored […]

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Etna roars again, sending towering volcanic ash cloud – CBS17.com

ROME (AP) — Mount Etna has returned to spectacular action after a few months of relative calm, sending a cloud of volcanic ash 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) high over eastern Sicily. The lava flow from Mount Etna, one of Europe’s most active volcanoes, was centered around the crater on the mountain’s southeastern slope, Italy’s National […]

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Navy vessel hit by volcanic ash from Tonga | Blue Mountains Gazette

The problems that caused an Australian navy vessel to lose power twice while delivering aid to Tonga may have been caused by volcanic ash, defense officials have revealed. HMAS Adelaide suffered a total blackout on January 29 while anchored in Tonga after delivering 88 tonnes of aid. Back-up power was restored within hours, but a […]

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Tonga’s underwater volcanic eruption triggered nearly 590,000 lightning strikes

The massive underwater volcano off Tonga last month not only sent record-breaking ash plumes into the air, but also led to one of the largest volcanic flashes ever seen. According to GLD360, the global ground-based lightning detection network owned and operated by Vaisala, the eruption triggered nearly 590,000 lightning strikes which were “unprecedented”. The lightning […]

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Photos of volcanic storm on Etna look like something out of Lord of the Rings

Volcanic lightning strikes Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy, during an eruption on Friday, February 11, 2022. Photo: Emilio Messina (PA) A powerful eruption last week from Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy created a volcanic storm so powerful it lit up the sky with a dramatic flash. The eruption began late last Thursday and threw volcanic […]

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Rising magma under watch in Oregon’s volcanic region

Geologist: “Things are coming back to life now” PORTLAND, OR (KOIN) – The Pacific Northwest is well known for its breathtaking peaks and many peaks, but do the mountains move? In one USGS Hazard Notification Monday statement, Cascades Volcano Observatory announced that their scientists had tracked an increase in the rate of ground uplift in […]

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Turtle U-turn days before Tonga volcanic eruption captured by satellite imagery

A turtle released after nearly three years of rehabilitation has had another chance to escape – performing a giant U-turn just before January’s volcanic eruption in Tonga. Key points: Satellite tracking shows Tilly the turtle made a huge U-turn days before a volcanic eruption in Tonga She had recently been released from the Cairns Turtle […]

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Toxic Volcanic Lake Reveals How Life Could Have Been Possible on Ancient Mars :: WRAL.com

By Ashley Strickland, CNN CNN — Near the top of the Poás Volcano in Costa Rica is one of the most acidic lakes on Earth, bright blue and full of toxic metals. The harsh conditions of Laguna Caliente, where temperatures can fluctuate between 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) and 194 degrees Fahrenheit (90 degrees […]

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Taal volcano records 152 volcanic earthquakes, ‘short-lived’ phreatomagmatic explosion

FILE- Taal Volcano/GRIG C.MONTEGRANDE MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded 152 volcanic earthquakes and a brief phreatomagmatic explosion (water and magma interact to produce an eruption) at Taal Volcano during a 24 hour monitoring period. Phivolcs said Thursday the 152 quakes include 33 volcanic tremor events lasting one to […]

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Geologists are closely monitoring rising magma beneath the Three Sisters volcanic region

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Pacific Northwest is well known for its stunning peaks and many peaks, but do the mountains move? In one USGS Hazard Notification Monday statement, Cascades Volcano Observatory announced that their scientists had tracked an increase in the rate of ground uplift in the Three Sisters volcanic region. South Pacific eruption […]

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Volcanic explosion in Tonga destroyed an island and created many mysteries

Trying to watch over a hidden giant The recent event and all its oddities underscore how little is known about underwater volcanoes, says Jackie Caplan-Auerbach, a seismologist at Western Washington University. Many of these submerged giants linger in the depths of the ocean, and their blasts are usually not lethal. Yet this weekend’s explosion is […]

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La Palma residents climb mountains of volcanic ash to return home

“It’s a mess inside, it’s what’s happening with the ashes and the dust – it’s spreading everywhere. What can you do? You can’t fight nature,” says Sabino Leal Jeronimo, 80 LAS MANCHAS, Spain – Sabino Leal Jeronimo, 80, returned home to the Spanish island of La Palma in the Canary Islands for the first time […]

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Volcanic eruption did something researchers can’t explain – NRK Urix

On Saturday January 15, the Hongga Tonga – Hanga Hawapai volcano erupted in the Pacific Ocean. The explosion was the most powerful on earth Since 1962. energy Estimated at ten megatons DTT. The shock wave from the eruption traveled away from the volcano at almost the speed of sound. At 6:20 p.m. the same day, […]

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Kuwaiti Mountaineer Completes Seven Volcanic Summits » Explorersweb

Kuwaiti mountaineer Yousef Al-Refai has become the 24th person to climb the highest volcano on each continent. Although the Seven Volcanic Summits do not enjoy the same notoriety as the Seven Summits, climbing their seven calderas is an even rarer achievement. Early reports suggested the Kuwaiti was the youngest person to complete the circuit. However, […]

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La Palma residents climb mountains of volcanic ash to return home | world news

By Joan Faus and Horaci Garcia LAS MANCHAS, Spain (Reuters) – Sabino Leal Jeronimo, 80, returned home to the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma for the first time in four months on Friday after a volcanic eruption forced him to flee. Lava currents may no longer threaten to set fire to his home in […]

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An explosive volcanic eruption triggered an hour-long thunderstorm • Earth.com

The January 2020 eruption of the Taal volcano in the Philippines became electrified and caused a thunderstorm lasting several hours, with thousands of cloud-to-ground lightning strikes. A new study conducted by the United States Geological Surveythe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Vaisala Inc. highlight how advances in global lightning detection may provide new ways […]

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Volcanic eruption devastates Tonga – The Diplomat

In this photo provided by the New Zealand Defense Force, volcanic ash covers rooftops and vegetation in an area of ​​Tonga, Monday, January 17, 2022. Credit: CPL Vanessa Parker/NZDF via AP) Advertising The Government of Tonga has released its first declaration since a violent volcanic eruption took place on Saturday and caused havoc across the […]

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Tsunami caused by volcanic eruption damages Port of Santa Cruz – CBS San Francisco

San Francisco restaurants partner with black-owned brandsBay Area Black creators and entrepreneurs showcase their skills by partnering with select San Francisco restaurants for special events. reports Betty Yu. (2-25-22) 3 hours ago Biden nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme CourtPresident Biden has announced that he is nominating Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. If […]

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Fishermen protest after volcanic eruption causes oil spill in Peru

LIMA, Peru >> An oil spill on the Peruvian coast caused by waves from an undersea volcano eruption in the South Pacific nation of Tonga prompted dozens of fishermen to protest outside the main refinery today oil from the South American country. The men gathered outside the refinery in the province of Callao near the […]

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Satellite images of Tonga after a volcanic eruption

Satellite images of Tonga after a volcanic eruption | Honolulu Star-Announcer By Associated Press | January 18, 2022 | Updated on January 19, 2022 at 00:59 Maxar Technologies via AP This photo provided by Maxar Technologies shows the runway at Fua’amotu International Airport, some areas of which were covered […]

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Effects of volcanic eruption in Tonga recorded in New York

by: Sarah Darmanjian Job : January 17, 2022 / 6:01 PM EST Update: January 17, 2022 / 6:01 PM EST ALBANY, NY (NEWS10)- The Tonga Islands are about 8,000 miles, or about 46 trips from Malta to Times Square in New York. Although it is halfway around the world, the effects of the underwater volcano […]

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Distress signal sparks UN concern after Tonga volcanic eruption

Australia and New Zealand send reconnaissance flights to Tonga The Red Cross says 80,000 people could have been affected Two people, including a British, missing Two drowned in Peru Ash clouds from the eruption moving towards New Zealand, Australia SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – A distress signal has been detected in a group of isolated, […]

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Tonga awaits another volcanic eruption | Blue Mountains Gazette

Australian support remains on hold amid concerns that an undersea volcano that erupted in Tonga and triggered a tsunami is likely to erupt again in the coming days. The Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano is part of the “Pacific Ring of Fire”, explosive volcanoes believed to create powerful eruptions. “The volcano is likely to erupt […]

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Sonic boom, earthquake, tsunami waves: Why Tonga’s volcanic eruption was no easy feat | world news

The eruption of the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano in the southern Pacific island of Tonga was no small feat. It triggered tsunami waves in the Pacific and choked Tonga in dust. Watch: “Stay away from the coast…”, a volcanic eruption triggers panic Saturday’s eruption was so powerful it was recorded around the world and […]

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Tsunami in Tonga: Swells triggered by an underwater volcanic eruption damage docks and drift boats in coastal areas of SoCal

VENTURA, Calif. (KABC) — Although there was no major damage from a tsunami wave triggered by an undersea volcanic eruption in the South Pacific on Saturday, some coastal areas in Southern California have definitely seen its effects. In Ventura, the tsunami’s strong swell tore through a harbor and swept several boats with it. “It was […]

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Tonga tsunami: Families fear for loved ones who fled waves of volcanic eruption

Residents of Tonga raised serious concerns on Saturday night after tsunami waves hit the island nation following a volcanic eruption. As sunlight gave way to darkness, Tongans fled to higher ground and relatives in New Zealand desperately tried to reach their loved ones. Report by Torika Tokalau, Skara Bohny, Hannah Martin and Stephanie Ockhuysen. Lavinia […]

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Satellite images show volcanic eruption that triggered Pacific tsunami

Satellite images show volcano erupting near Tonga An undersea volcano has erupted near the peaceful nation of Tonga, sending large tsunami waves crashing onto the shore and people rushing for higher ground. (Credit: RAMMB/ACEI via Storyful) An underwater volcano has erupted near the peaceful nation of Tongasending large tsunami waves crashing onto the shore and […]

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Tsunami hits Tonga after underwater volcanic eruption | Tonga Volcano

People were forced to flee their homes and streets and buildings were inundated as tsunami waves crashed into Tonga’s main island, Tongatapu, following a huge underwater volcano explosion. A tsunami advisory was in effect for Hawaii, Alaska, the U.S. Pacific Coast and Japan, with reports of waves tossing boats into docks in Hawaii. The Japan […]

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EARTH 2021: From extreme weather conditions to volcanic eruptions, these images highlight another year on our planet … | Weather blog

Land from another world Extreme winter weather causes power outages in the United States Texas and other central states set records for cold temperatures in a persistent blast of arctic air. Break in Brunt Two years after its fracture, an iceberg twice the size of Chicago broke away from an Antarctic pack ice. Fagradalsfjall erupts […]

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Four Colorado volcanic sites that provide insight into the state’s historic past

After 50 years of little activity, the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma, Spain sent a plume of toxic smoke into the sky in 2021. The eruption devastated the surrounding area with a barrage of ash and molten lava which did not end for 85 days. Natural disasters like this may seem quite remote from […]

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Central heating (US): scientists discover an underground volcanic conduit from Galapagos to Panama

Scientists have discovered a 900-mile-long conduit in the Earth’s mantle, beneath the Earth’s crust, that carries volcanic material from the Galápagos Islands to Panama in Central America. An interdisciplinary team led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute discovered “anomalous geochemical compositions beneath Panama” that trace back to the Galápagos plume, a column of molten rock […]

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NASA Perseverance makes ‘unexpected’ discovery about volcanic lava on Mars

The Perseverance rover was sent by NASA to Mars earlier this year. Its task is to collect rocks from the surface of the planet to identify signs of life. The mission is just the start of Nasa’s broader plans to explore our neighboring planet Hindustan time 16 December 2021, 09:55 Last modification: December 16, 2021, […]

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The volcanic eruption of La Palma decreases in intensity

Credit: Involcan The volcanic eruption of La Palma is decreasing in intensity. Thursday, December 9, volcanic activity on La Palma decreased in intensity but five earthquakes were still felt according to the National Geographic Institute (IGN). Lava has been flowing and ashes have been falling since September 19. According to Miguel Ángel Morcuende, technical director […]

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This video does not show the recent volcanic eruption of Mount Semeru in Indonesia

A video accompanied by a post is widely shared on social media claiming the bizarre images are from a volcanic eruption in the Semeru Mountains in Indonesia. Let’s check the claim made in the mail. Claim: Video of the volcanic eruption of Mount Semeru in Indonesia. Do: The video is not from the eruption of […]

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Boats warned of floating volcanic rocks in waters off eastern Taiwan

Taipei December 8 (CNA) The Coast Guard has warned vessels sailing in waters off eastern Taiwan to beware of floating volcanic rocks on the Japanese-held Ogasawara Islands following an underwater volcanic eruption in the chain of islands in the western Pacific Ocean in August. The pumice stones were spotted floating along the coast of Hualien […]

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M3.6 earthquake by Grímsvötn volcanic system

Grímsvötn lakes in the foreground and Grímsfjall mountain behind them. mbl.is/RAX An earthquake of magnitude 3.6 struck the volcanic area of ​​Grímsvötn, under the ice cap of the Vatnajökull glacier, at 6:16 a.m., according to vedur.is . A few aftershocks of magnitude greater than 1 followed. A glacial flood, aka jökulhlaup, from Grímsvötn peaked yesterday […]

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Volcanic fertilization of the oceans led to a severe mass extinction

Scientists from the University of Southampton have found that two intense periods of volcanism triggered a period of global cooling and falling oxygen levels in the oceans, which caused one of the most severe mass extinctions in history. the history of the Earth. The researchers, together with colleagues from the University of Oldenburg, the University […]

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Volcanic lava threatens church and homes in La Palma I FOX31 Denver

LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE, Canary Islands (AP) — A river of fresh lava from the volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma threatened on Wednesday to engulf a parish church that has so far survived the eruption that shows no signs of relaxation after 10 weeks. The lava flow closest to Los Llanos de […]

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Mount Pinatubo placed on high eruption alert as ‘volcanic activity’ triggers ash warning | Sciences | New

The Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center has issued an alert for a “possible eruption” for the volcano in the Philippines. It follows images taken by the Japanese satellite HIMAWARI-8. Sharing the report on Twitter, extreme weather hunter James Reynolds said: “Tokyo VAAC has volcanic ash alert in Pinatubo.” To which meteorologist Kyle Noël replied: “Yes, […]

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How volcanic eruptions help feed the world

Solange Duhamel turned her back to the wind as it almost sideways lashed the Icelandic rocky landscape last April. She shielded her face from the hailstones, waiting for the storm to end. Yet Duhamel couldn’t help but gaze in wonder at the scene unfolding in front of her. A stream of glowing lava poured out […]

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Could we really have a volcanic eruption in Australia?

Stretching across South East Australia is a “large” and young volcanic region that has the potential for future eruptions, according to a prominent volcanologist. Volcanoes Scientist and Assistant Associate Professor at Monash University, Heather Handley, reported a study, which claims a small amount of magma, or melt, is trapped under the Newer Volcanic Province. This […]

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Volcanic stones found in the body of a baby sea turtle in Okinawa. Did he accidentally eat them?

~~ ~ A large amount of volcanic stones known as pumice stone were found in the body of a young sea turtle that had been rescued on the Okinawa coast, according to a spokesperson for the Okinawa Churashima Foundation on November 13. The foundation believes the turtle accidentally ate the pumice stones that drift from […]

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Study: Emergency managers should plan for volcanic eruptions in the southwest

The southwestern United States has thousands of volcanoes that have only been active for a very short time, and a new analysis published in the journal Geosphere urges emergency managers to be aware of the potential for additional volcanic activity. The study’s authors counted 2,229 volcanoes in 37 volcanic fields located in the southwestern United […]

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How the Mount Baker volcanic eruption would impact Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley

With widespread flooding in the Fraser Valley and critical mountain roads to the rest of the province and Canada cut off by washouts and landslides, November 2021 has been a tough month for British Columbia, but a reminder brutal that this corner of the world is prone to a number of natural disaster risks. Although […]

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Combine muography with existing technology to improve volcanic eruption forecasting

Credit: Unsplash / CC0 Public domain An international team of researchers proposes that vulcanologists consider using muography with existing technology to improve predictions of volcanic eruptions. In their article published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, the group describes ways they think muography could be combined with existing technology to provide vulcanologists with more […]

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“Volcanic winter” probably contributed to ecological disaster 250 million years ago: study

Minerals rich in copper indicating extensive volcanic activity at the end of the Permian mass extinction in different regions of southern China (A: locality of Taoshujing; B: locality of Lubei; C: Guanbachong; D: locality of Taoshujing; E: Longmendong locality). The minerals are all copper sulfides, mainly malachite – the green spots of the minerals. Credit: […]

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Winds lift volcanic ash from Alaska’s 1912 eruption

Ash drifts around the barabaras (mud houses) of Katmai village after Novarupta erupted in June 1912. Katmai’s New Russian Orthodox Church is visible in the background. (GC Martin/US Geological Survey) Volcano scientists issued an alert on Wednesday, warning that an ash cloud – from an eruption more than a century ago – was heading towards […]

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Volcanic eruptions contributed to repeated collapse of ancient Chinese dynasties, new study finds

One or more volcanic eruptions preceded the majority (62 out of 68) of dynastic collapses in China over the past 2,000 years, according to new research by scientists from Zhejiang University and Trinity College Dublin. Tang dynasty mural commemorating General Zhang Yichao’s victory over the Tibetans in 848 CE, from Cave 156 in Mogao. “China’s […]

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Researchers find repeated link between volcanic eruptions and dynastic collapse in China’s imperial era – sciencedaily

Volcanic eruptions may have triggered abrupt climate change contributing to the repeated collapse of Chinese dynasties over the past 2,000 years, according to a new study released today. [Thursday, 11 November 2021]. The study also illustrates how volcanic eruptions can have a profound impact on vulnerable or unstable regions and highlights the need to prepare […]

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How an image captures 21 hours of a volcanic eruption

The colors of a volcano can be felt as well as seen. On the Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland, about 30 km from the capital, Reykjavík, the hottest lava emits a whitish-yellow but cools to midnight orange, red and eventually black. This “extraordinary dynamic range” is one of many colorful phenomena that the photographer Stephen Wilkes […]

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Coffis Brother & AJ Lee & Blue Summit at Volcanic | Volcanic Theater Pub | Live Music | The Weekly Source

Jamie and Kellen Coffis, born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California, don’t tend to think too much about their music. Nothing in their repertoire is overworked or exceeds its welcome. It’s pure roots rock, focused on melody, harmony, rhythm and ambiance. There are echoes of The Byrds, Tom Petty and The […]

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Red-Hot ‘Lava Bomb’ rolling down volcanic slope seems to come straight from hell

The 3-foot-wide lava bomb rolls down the slope of the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma, Spain. GIF: Harri Geiger / Gizmodo Rocks rolling down mountains at high speed are a frightening sight, and even more frightening when they are still glowing with volcanic heat. Geochemist Harri Geiger from Albert-Ludwigs University in Germany is currently […]

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Forest fires triggered by volcanic activity ravaged Antarctica 75 million years ago, study finds

Forest fires triggered by volcanic explosions ravaged Antarctica’s James Ross Island – once home to lush vegetation and dinosaurs – 75 million years ago, study finds Late Cretaceous fossil plants discovered in Antarctica Scientists analyzed the samples and found the charcoal characteristics This means that Antarctica experienced forest fires 75 million years ago. They were […]

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La Palma’s volcanic ash spreads across the Atlantic

European Space Agency published fascinating footage from last week showing how the ash plume of the La Palma volcano eruption charge west across the Atlantic Ocean. The ash is crossing the atmosphere just at the end of the high hurricane season. Considering that things have been (luckily) calm in the Atlantic in recent weeks with […]

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Lassen volcanic highway closed to through traffic for winter season – Red Bluff Daily News

MINERAL – The road to Lassen Volcanic National Park is closed to traffic during the winter and the snow season in the spring, as autumn storms continue to bring rain, snow and ice to the road to high altitude. The park remains open throughout the snow season. Vehicle access is limited to one mile from […]

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La Garrotxa: the Spanish region containing 40 volcanic cones – and there is an isolated church in a

The Spanish Costa Brava is rightly coveted for its stunning beaches and beautiful coastline. But visitors to the area should get away from the sands and sangria and add a diversion a short distance inland to their itinerary – to the beautiful La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park. It is about an hour’s drive from […]