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

    by Wallis Snowdon

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

    Posted: Jan 31, 2017 11:17 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jan 31, 2017 4:12 PM ET
  • Papua New Guinea Volcano 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.

    Posted: Aug 29, 2014 4:42 AM ET read comments

    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.

    Posted: Aug 29, 2014 4:14 AM ET
    Last Updated: Aug 29, 2014 4:22 PM ET
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    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.

    Posted: Aug 27, 2014 9:12 AM ET read comments
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    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.

    Posted: Aug 25, 2014 8:13 AM ET
    Last Updated: Aug 25, 2014 1:17 PM ET
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    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.

    Posted: Aug 24, 2014 5:41 AM ET
    Last Updated: Aug 24, 2014 4:35 PM ET
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    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.

    Posted: Aug 23, 2014 10:56 AM ET
    Last Updated: Aug 23, 2014 5:47 PM ET
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    Photos 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.

    Posted: Sep 14, 2013 12:41 AM ET
    Last Updated: Aug 22, 2014 2:36 PM ET
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    Photos 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.

    Posted: Nov 25, 2013 11:39 AM ET
    Last Updated: Aug 22, 2014 2:36 PM ET
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    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.

    Posted: Aug 22, 2014 8:21 AM ET read comments
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    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.

    Posted: Aug 21, 2014 6:49 AM ET
    Last Updated: Aug 21, 2014 5:23 PM ET
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    Iceland volcano Bardarbunga rumbling threatens air travel

    by Pete Evans

    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.

    Posted: Aug 19, 2014 11:24 AM ET
    Last Updated: Aug 19, 2014 11:47 AM ET
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    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.

    Posted: May 19, 2014 11:24 PM ET
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    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.

    Posted: Apr 04, 2014 11:05 AM ET read comments

    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.

    Posted: Feb 14, 2014 2:16 AM ET
    Last Updated: Feb 14, 2014 4:12 PM ET

    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.

    Posted: Feb 02, 2014 6:19 AM ET
    Last Updated: Feb 02, 2014 2:36 PM ET
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    In Depth 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.

    Posted: Jul 06, 2011 4:34 PM ET
    Last Updated: Aug 22, 2014 2:58 PM ET
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    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.

    Posted: May 21, 2011 6:32 PM ET
    Last Updated: May 21, 2011 6:30 PM ET
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    Volcanoes drop hint before deadly eruptions: study

    by Emily Chung

    The most dangerous volcanic eruptions are preceded by a tremor pattern that could help predict them, a B.C.-led study suggests.

    Posted: Feb 23, 2011 1:15 PM ET
    Last Updated: Feb 23, 2011 3:16 PM ET
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    In Depth 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.

    Posted: Apr 15, 2010 11:31 AM ET
    Last Updated: Aug 22, 2014 2:58 PM ET

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