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Lava Flows Slows Near Pahoa on Kilauea, Town Waits

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 7:47am

As lava from Kilauea approaches the small Hawaiian town of Pahoa, the debate about whether to divert the flow is reignited.

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Turrialba in Costa Rica Has Largest Eruption Since 1866

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 5:07pm

Turrialba had its largest eruption in almost 150 years on Saturday, with an ash plume reaching at least 19,000 feet.

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Over 12,000 People Evacuated Near Cerro Negro de Mayasquer and Chiles

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 6:26pm

It appears that an ongoing volcanic crisis along the Colombia-Ecuador border is beginning to look more significant. A sharp increase in the number and size of earthquakes under Cerro Negro de Mayasquer and Chiles has prompted the evacuation of over 12,000 people as both countries prepare for a potential eruption. What kind of eruption is difficult […]

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Eruption Update: Copahue, Poás, Sinabung, Kilauea, Holuhraun and Italy

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:10am

I apologize for being missing for the last week. The big Geological Society of America meeting is next week in Vancouver BC and not only am I giving a talk and co-chairing a session, but two of my students are presenting posters. Needless to say, things have been busy. My talk centers on what zircon […]

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Watch the 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens From Space

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 9:04am

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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