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Eruption Update for March 19, 2014: Hekla, Copahue and Cerro Negro de Mayasquer

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:58pm
Been rather quiet on the active eruption front over the last few weeks, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t volcanoes rumblings worldwide. Iceland The media had fun with a statement by Páll Einarsson that Hekla in Iceland is “ready to erupt”. Apparently this ...

How Tall Are Eruptions on Io and Venus?

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 8:42am
Earth isn't the only volcanic body in the solar system. For starters, Io, one of Jupiter's moons, has eruptions of epic proportions.

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Thu, 03/13/2014 - 5:14pm
UPDATE March 17: So, the update didn’t occur over the weekend. Thus, the comments are still here. I have been told that we will likely be able to import the old comments when the update occurs, but no ironclad assurances ...

Strangest Magma on Earth: Carbonatites of Ol Doinyo Lengai

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 9:16am
If you had to pick the most bizarre volcano on Earth, Tanzania's Ol Doinyo Lengai would win. It looks crazy, and it's the only place on the planet that is currently erupting carbonatite lava, some of the strangest stuff you ...

Guatemala’s Pacaya Erupts

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 6:49am
Guatemala's Pacaya is erupting, producing a fountain of fire and an ash plume that topped out at 10,000 feet.

Eruption Update for February 28, 2014: Poás, Marapi and Climate

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 6:23am
Eruption updates from volcanoes around the world, including Indonesia's Marapi, where the government has declared a 3-km exclusion zone around the volcano. And an amazing shot shows an explosion at Poás in Costa Rica just as it starts.

Kelud, Before and After the Eruption

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 10:55am
Indonesia's Kelud volcano erupted unexpectedly a few weeks ago. Here are some before and after photos of the volcano, from Earth and space.