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Peru Evacuates 28000 Llamas, Alpacas From Active Volcano Area In The South – Fox News Latino


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Peru Evacuates 28000 Llamas, Alpacas From Active Volcano Area In The South
Fox News Latino
Lima (EFE) – Peruvian authorities organized the moving of 28,000 camelids – alpacas and llamas – of the herds that live around the Ubinas volcano in the southeastern region of Moquegua, because of the seismic activity that has covered their pastures in …
Residents evacuated from homes as Peru volcano spews ashBBC News
Locals Evacuate as Peru's Ubinas Volcano EruptsGuardian Liberty Voice
Peru Volcano Prompts Evacuation of 4000ABC News
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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 8:09 pm

Volcano Vista, Rio Rancho take early baseball lead in 1-5A – Albuquerque Journal


Volcano Vista, Rio Rancho take early baseball lead in 1-5A
Albuquerque Journal
THURSDAY: Albuquerque High outlasted West Mesa 5-4 in eight innings as the Mustangs were involved in their second extra-inning game of the week. TUESDAY: Volcano Vista opened District 1-5A play with a 6-0 shutout of Cleveland as Cody Trujillo …

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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 6:06 am

VOLCANO WATCH: Spiders and Other Portable Monitors – Big Island Now


VOLCANO WATCH: Spiders and Other Portable Monitors
Big Island Now
Editor's note: Volcano Watch is a weekly column provided by scientists at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory headquartered at the summit of Kilauea Volcano. See below for a link to HVO's website and previous Volcano Watch columns. When Mount St.

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 1:43 am

Volcano Surfing, Anyone? – Slate Magazine (blog)


Slate Magazine (blog)

Volcano Surfing, Anyone?
Slate Magazine (blog)
Ash boarding, also known as volcano surfing or volcano boarding, involves strapping a wooden plank to your feet and coasting down the 1,600-foot ash-and-pebble slope of Cerro Negro. Boarders, wearing gloves, goggles, and jumpsuits, reach speeds of up …

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Posted on 18 April 2014 | 4:15 pm

Peru evacuates Ubinas volcano area after ash cloud – BBC News


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Peru evacuates Ubinas volcano area after ash cloud
BBC News
The authorities in Peru say they are evacuating people living near the Ubinas volcano, in the south of the country, because of increased activity. Officials said it would take three days to move 4,000 residents and their livestock to safer grounds

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 12:38 am

Thousands of People and Animals Evacuate Amid Eruption of Peru’s Ubinas … – Nature World News


Nature World News

Thousands of People and Animals Evacuate Amid Eruption of Peru's Ubinas
Nature World News
Peru's government called for the evacuation of about 4,000 people living in the vicinity of the Ubinas volcano, an 18,600-foot stratovolcano in the nation's south. The image is not of the most recent eruption, it features alpacas with Ubinas in the

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 9:44 pm

World’s Largest Volcano Now Named Tamu Plateau – Texas A&M University


World's Largest Volcano Now Named Tamu Plateau
Texas A&M University
The world's largest volcano – all 120,000 square miles of it – is now officially named for Texas A&M University and is called Tamu Plateau, the U.S. Board of Geographic Names (BGN) has announced. Last year, former Texas A&M oceanographer Will Sager …
Former A&M professor names world's largest volcano after universityBryan-College Station Eagle

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Posted on 17 April 2014 | 9:12 pm

5 Erupting Volcanoes Seen from Space (Photo) – LiveScience.com


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5 Erupting Volcanoes Seen from Space (Photo)
LiveScience.com
There are 40 active volcanoes on Russia's icy Kamchatka Peninsula. On Monday, a passing satellite saw five of them erupting at once. Landsat 8 captured images of the five smoky calderas on April 14, according to NASA's Earth Observatory. The satellite

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Posted on 17 April 2014 | 2:29 pm

Peru’s Ubinas volcano spews 4000-metre high ash cloud – Telegraph.co.uk


Peru's Ubinas volcano spews 4000-metre high ash cloud
Telegraph.co.uk
Violent eruptions from the Ubinas volcano in south western Peru prompted officials to declare a state of emergency. Television footage showed an ash cloud estimated at 4,000 metres high over the volcano. Eruptions from Ubinas, considered the most

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Posted on 16 April 2014 | 9:40 pm

It’s official — the largest volcano in the world is named after the Aggies – Chron.com (blog)


Chron.com (blog)

It's official — the largest volcano in the world is named after the Aggies
Chron.com (blog)
It dwarfs other volcanoes on Earth. In fact it may be the second largest volcano in the solar system, second only to Olympus Mons on Mars. The find was led by William Sager, a longtime Texas A&M University professor who is now at the University of Houston.

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Posted on 16 April 2014 | 8:22 pm

Breaking Volcano News

Sinabung Volcano, Indonesia

Observations during a visit to Sinabung during last week of March 2014 showed continued activity at the volcano. At night a glowing lava dome was visible and glowing avalanches from the lava flow. Sounds of avalanches could be heard from areas close to the volcano. A 5 km radius exclusion zone remains in place around […]

Posted on 5 April 2014 | 4:05 am

Sinabung Volcano, Indonesia

Activity continues at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia. During the week 8-15 March 2014 earthquake tremor was recorded at the volcano. An average of 5 volcanic earthquakes were measured per day indicating intrusion of magma. Avalanche earthquakes produced by growth of lava dome have increased over past week with an average of 223 events per day. A […]

Posted on 17 March 2014 | 12:35 pm

Kelut volcano (Kelud), Indonesia

A major eruption occurred at Kelut volcano (Kelud), Indonesia on 13th February 2014. The eruption was heard 200 km away in Yogyakarta. Ash reached an altitude of 55,000 ft and extended 500 nautical miles WSW. A 10 km exclusion zone was placed around the volcano, and 200,000 people ordered to evacuate. Kelut volcano has a […]

Posted on 14 February 2014 | 5:04 am

Kelut Volcano, Indonesia

Kelut volcano, Indonesia was raised to level 2 alert (Waspada) on 2nd February 2014. Between 22-31 January 2014 there were 234 shallow volcanic earthquakes recorded at the volcano. Earthquakes had a focus of 2-8 km depth. Water in the crater increased by 5.5 degrees Celsius A 2 km radius exclusion zone was placed around the […]

Posted on 3 February 2014 | 9:56 am

Sinabung Volcano, Indonesia

On 1st February 2014, at least 14 people were killed by a pyroclastic flow inside the restricted zone at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia. A large eruption sent the burning cloud into Sukameriah village 2.7 kilometres from the volcano’s crater. More victims are suspected but rescue teams were prevented from entering the area due to the risk […]

Posted on 1 February 2014 | 6:17 pm

Sinabung volcano, Indonesia

Dust devil and glowing lava dome at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia. Photo by John Seach. More on Sinabung volcano…

Posted on 28 January 2014 | 9:00 am

Sinabung volcano, Sumatra

Eruption of Sinabung volcano, Sumatra, January 2014. More on Sinabung Volcano…  

Posted on 26 January 2014 | 2:38 am

Sinabung eruption video

Spectacular Sinabung volcano eruption video. youtu.be/VzflBKUERNc More on Sinabung volcano…

Posted on 26 January 2014 | 2:28 am

Sinabung Volcano, Indonesia

During an expedition to Sinabung volcano, Sumatra in January 2014 John Seach observed eruptions. Pyroclastic flows were descending the southeast flank of the volcano with a runout distance of 5 km. On 14th January there were almost continuous pyroclastic flows. The eruption was accompanied by ash emission from two locations on the summit of the […]

Posted on 21 January 2014 | 11:39 pm

Volcanoes News — ScienceDaily

Satellite view of volcanoes finds the link between ground deformation and eruption

Using satellite imagery to monitor which volcanoes are deforming provides statistical evidence of their eruption potential, according to a new study. Volcano deformation and, in particular, uplift are often considered to be caused by magma moving or pressurizing underground. Magma rising towards the surface could be a sign of an imminent eruption. On the other hand, many other factors influence volcano deformation and, even if magma is rising, it may stop short, rather than erupting.

Posted on 3 April 2014 | 12:44 pm

Ancient stormy weather: World’s oldest weather report could revise bronze age chronology

An inscription on a 3,500-year-old stone block from Egypt may be one of the world’s oldest weather reports — and could provide new evidence about the chronology of events in the ancient Middle East. A new translation of a 40-line inscription on the 6-foot-tall calcite block called the Tempest Stela describes rain, darkness and “the sky being in storm without cessation, louder than the cries of the masses.”

Posted on 1 April 2014 | 9:29 pm

Ancient whodunit may be solved: Methane-producing microbes did it!

Methane-producing microbes may be responsible for the largest mass extinction in Earth’s history. Fossil remains show that sometime around 252 million years ago, about 90 percent of all species on Earth were suddenly wiped out — by far the largest of this planet’s five known mass extinctions. It turns out that Methanosarcina had acquired a particularly fast means of making methane, and the team’s detailed mapping of the organism’s history now shows that this transfer happened at about the time of the end-Permian extinction.

Posted on 31 March 2014 | 7:36 pm

Famous paintings help study Earth’s past atmosphere

A team of Greek and German researchers has shown that the colours of sunsets painted by famous artists can be used to estimate pollution levels in the Earth’s past atmosphere. In particular, the paintings reveal that ash and gas released during major volcanic eruptions scatter the different colors of sunlight, making sunsets appear more red.

Posted on 25 March 2014 | 1:44 pm

Earthquakes caused by clogged magma a warning sign of volcanic eruption

New research examined earthquake swarms caused by mounting volcanic pressure which may signal an imminent eruption. The research team studied Augustine Volcano in Alaska which erupted in 2006 and found that precursory earthquakes were caused by a block in the lava flow. 36 hours before the first magmatic explosions, a swarm of 54 earthquakes was detected across the 13-station seismic network on Augustine Island. By analyzing the resulting seismic waves, the authors found that the earthquakes were being triggered from sources within the volcano’s magma conduit.

Posted on 17 March 2014 | 12:47 pm