New lava fissure opens as Hawaii awaits explosive eruption

PAHOA, Hawaii — New lava fissures, ground deformation and abundant volcanic gases indicate eruptions on the eastern flank of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano are likely to continue. Authorities said three new fissures opened Saturday and early Sunday, ramping up the amount of lava outbreaks … Read More

First lava, now ballistic projectiles. Explosive eruptions added to list of fears for Hawaii residents

(CNN)Zivile Roditis has spent the last week anxiously watching the Kilauea volcano, belching and churning molten lava into her neighborhood in Leilani Estates. Now experts fear Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is at risk of explosive eruptions that could emit “ballistic projectiles,” … Read More

Hawaii residents could face acid rain after earthquakes and molten lava

(CNN) After earthquakes and molten lava tore open the earth in Hawaii, residents of the Big Island have new threats to worry about: acid rain and volcanic smog. The Kilauea eruption last week left cracks on the ground, releasing slow-moving lava and toxic gas into … Read More

Earthquakes, lava fissures could last for months on Hawaii – USGS

PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – More homes on Hawaii’s Big Island were destroyed on Saturday as eruptions linked to the Kilauea volcano increased, spewing lava into residential areas and forcing nearly 2,000 people to evacuate, officials said. Scientists forecast more eruptions … Read More

Yellowstone Hotspot: Scientists Find Source Of Supervolcano’s Heat

Researchers used seismic tomography to find Yellowstone’s hotspot suspected to be part of a mantle plume originating from Earth’s mantle and core boundary. “Stealing” the supervolcano’s heat may prevent the next Yellowstone eruption.  ( Mark Ralston | AFP/Getty Images ) A giant … Read More

The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen

A caldera-forming volcano supplies the heat for the hydrothermal features in Yellowstone National Park. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post) Yellowstone National Park sits squarely over a giant, active volcano. This requires attention. Yellowstone has been a national park since 1872, but … Read More

Volcano forces Vanuatu island evacuation

A mass evacuation of people from Ambae Island in Vanuatu is being planned due to volcanic ash fall making the island uninhabitable. The Pacific nation of Vanuatu is planning a mass evacuation after a state of emergency was declared on … Read More

Yellowstone volcano eruption: ‘Life or death’ prep for supervolcano emergency underway

MORE than 20 police, fire and rescue vehicles descended upon the area around Yellowstone supervolcano this week to prepare for what could be a “life or death” emergency. Yellowstone National Park Public Affairs confirmed that there could be a supervolcano … Read More

Giant Volcano in Mexico is erupting and authorities are warning people to stay away

Updated | The Mexican government has warned that a major eruption could be imminent at a large volcano called Popocatépetl, located near Mexico City. The volcano began erupting on Tuesday and currently its activity has been limited, but Mexico’s center for disaster prevention … Read More

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