Topic: volcanoes

Kilauea helping scientists better understand volcanoes

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano may be disrupting life in paradise with its bursts of ash and bright-orange lava, but it also has scientists wide-eyed, eager to advance what's known about volcanoes.

Why Guatemala's Volcano of Fire is so much deadlier than Hawaii's Kilauea

Guatemala's Volcano of Fire has killed at least 75 people since it erupted three days ago. The death toll stands in stark contrast to the nearly month-long eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, which has also caused massive destruction but has spared human life.
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Understanding the science behind Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano

What is a fissure? Why are so many earthquakes occurring? We look at some of the science behind Hawaii's most recent volcanic activity.

Making the most of magma: Edmonton researcher explores restless Chilean volcano

Martyn Unsworth is travelling to Chile to study a restless volcano which appears to be on the verge of eruption.

Papua New Guinea volcano erupts, forcing evacuations

Several communities were evacuated and some international flights were diverted Friday after a volcanic eruption on Papua New Guinea.

Iceland volcano: Aviation warning level lowered to orange

Iceland has reduced its aviation warning level to orange after concluding that a small eruption in the Bardarbunga volcano system that triggered a hours-long red alert actually posed no threat to aircraft.

Iceland volcano rocked by new quakes, stirring eruption fears

Earthquakes are rocking Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, adding to concerns that magma movements may trigger an eruption that could hinder air traffic.

Iceland volcano: Bardarbunga quakes ease, no eruption signs

Seismic activity at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano eased slightly overnight after a series of large quakes and there were still no signs of an eruption, the country's Met Office says.

Iceland volcano: Bardarbunga remains quiet

Iceland lowered its aviation alert level to orange from red Sunday, saying there was no sign of an imminent eruption at the Bardarbunga volcano.

Iceland volcano: Bardarbunga eruption begins

Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, prompting the country to close the airspace over the volcano.
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Icelandic eruptions: From Bardarbunga to Eyjafjallajökull

Iceland has issued an evacuation notice near the Bardarbunga volcano, saying it could not rule out an eruption. The move came after authorities on Monday warned airlines, harkening back to the ash clouds from Eyjafjallajokull in 2010 and Grímsvötn in 2011 that shut down much of Europe's airspace.
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Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupts

Hot ash and gravel from a rumbling volcano in western Indonesia have now forced 22,000 people from their homes following a new series of violent eruptions.

Iceland volcano: Bardarbunga shaken by 3 earthquakes

Three big earthquakes have shaken the area of an Icelandic volcano, local media report, as some two hundred emergency workers and other professionals prepare for a massive eruption.

Iceland volcano: Bardarbunga volcano remains poised to erupt

Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano remains poised to erupt, with an evacuation order still in force for an area to the north.

Iceland volcano Bardarbunga rumbling threatens air travel

Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting, putting airlines on alert.

El Salvador evacuates 1K people near stirring volcano

At least 1,000 people living near the Chaparrastique volcano have been evacuated as a precautionary measure after seismic activity increased at the volcano, Salvadoran civil protection authorities said Monday.

Yellowstone supervolcano not about to erupt, despite rumours

Yellowstone National Park assured guests and the public that a super-volcano under the park was not expected to erupt anytime soon, despite an alarmist video that claimed bison had been seen fleeing to avoid such a calamity.

Indonesia volcano, Mount Kelud, erupts killing 2

A major volcanic eruption in Indonesia shrouded a large swath of the country's most heavily populated island in ash on Friday, triggering the evacuation of more than 100,000 people and the closure of three international airports.

Mount Sinabung volcano eruption kills 16 in Indonesia

The death toll from an Indonesian volcano that has been rumbling for months rose to 16 on Sunday after rescuers found another charred corpse and a critically injured college student died in a hospital, officials said.
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The destructive power of volcanoes

Volcanic eruptions in Iceland have wreaked havoc on air travel due to high concentrations of ash in the atmosphere, and throughout human history eruptions have devastated populations unfortunate enough to live near them.

No-fly zone imposed after Icelandic volcano erupts

Iceland's most active volcano has started erupting, scientists said Saturday — just over a year after another eruption on the North Atlantic island shut down European air traffic for several days.

Volcanoes drop hint before deadly eruptions: study

The most dangerous volcanic eruptions are preceded by a tremor pattern that could help predict them, a B.C.-led study suggests.
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Volcanic ash: Hazardous to planes, environment

With another volcano poised to erupt in Iceland, here's a primer on what the impact can be for jets, air travellers, and the environment.