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Watch the 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens From Space

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:04am

Next year will be the 35th anniversary of one of the largest eruptions to occur on U.S. soil since the nation was founded: the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. It always amazes me how much our coverage of volcanic eruption has changed in that time as there is not a single video […]

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Over 30 Hikers Die During Ontake Eruption in Japan: What Happened?

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 8:17am

Authorities in the area has said that over 30 people have been found on the volcano and mostly of them are likely dead from effects of the eruption. Did Japan's volcano monitoring network fail?

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Japan’s Ontake Erupts, Hikers Trapped and Injured

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 6:16am

Today, Ontake (also known as Ontakesan) erupted unexpectedly trapping hundreds of people who were hiking on Japan’s second tallest volcano. The eruption appears to have been highly explosive, with pyroclastic flows and an ash column that topped over 5.5 kilometers (18,000 feet). You can see some stunning video of the pyroclastic flows roaring down the […]

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When a Giant Asteroid Impact Created Its Own Magma

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 8:11am

The Sudbury Basin in Ontario contains the remnants of a massive asteroid impact that occurred ~1.8 billion years ago.

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New Eruptions at Mayon in the Philippines Prompts Evacuations

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 6:19am

Flowing lava and seismic activity at the Mayon volcano prompts the Philippine government to evacuate 24,000 people.

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