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Strangest Magma on Earth: Carbonatites of Ol Doinyo Lengai

Eruptions! - 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

Eruptions! - 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

Eruptions! - 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

Eruptions! - 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.