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2011-08-01 13:26:23

Mount Etna volcano on the island of Sicily erupted during the weekend, shooting flames 820-feet in the air and spewing lava down its slopes. Some are concerned about the effects the eruption will have on air travel, but the winds were blowing the ash away from the airport and no flights had been cancelled. According to the Italian Institute of Volcanology, the volcanic activity started on Saturday morning and continued through the day and overnight into Sunday. This is the fourth and the...

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2008-10-10 13:10:00

A new development in which scientists have successfully recreated the conditions of an erupting volcano may shed light on new methods of predicting eruptions. Active volcanoes produce a mix of seismic signals or small earthquakes that can indicate an eruption, but interpreting their significance is notoriously difficult. Researchers Philip Benson of University College London and colleagues took rock from Sicily's Mount Etna found that small-scale simulations of volcanic activity could be...

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2008-09-11 10:00:00

French geologists reported Wednesday that the pool of magma feeding the Italian volcano that wiped out Pompeii in 79 AD has shifted during the past two millennia. The discovery could help with predictions of future eruptions, the researchers said. Vesuvius is located in southern Italy near Naples, the country's third largest city and one of the world's most densely populated volcanic areas.  Its crater is 4,200 feet above and 13 miles away from the city.  Scientists had previously...

2006-06-12 20:40:02

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese vulcanologists have warned of more eruptions at a volcano on the southern island of Kyushu, as volcanic activity has been intensifying at one of its craters. The Meteorological Agency has issued a bulletin warning of a high possibility of eruptions at the Showa vent, one of the craters on Sakurajima on the southern tip of Japan's southern island of Kyushu, about 1,000 km (600 miles) southwest of Tokyo. The agency upgraded the 1,000 meter (3,200 foot) high...

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2005-06-11 09:42:33

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Western Mexico's Volcano of Fire spewed glowing, volcanic rock and a cloud of ash Friday, before sending gray smoke a half-mile into the air, officials said. The activity followed an explosion late Thursday inside the crater of the 12,533-foot mountain. The eruptions rained ash on several nearby communities, and officials asked some schools to close while they cleaned up the fine grit. Straddling the border of Colima and Jalisco states, the Volcano of Fire has unleashed...

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2005-06-08 15:20:41

SAN MARCOS, Mexico -- The Volcano of Fire has rumbled back to life with its strongest eruptions in 20 years, spewing lava and ash clouds that had some residents who remained in their homes Wednesday casting nervous glances at the peak. The volcano, which straddles the line between Colima and Jalisco states 430 miles west of Mexico City, has had six spectacular eruptions in the past three weeks. The largest, late Monday, shot glowing lava three miles above the crater of the 12,533-foot...

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2005-05-31 07:12:15

MEXICO CITY -- An explosion shook a volcano in western Mexico Monday, sending a plume of ash and smoke 3 miles into the air and scattering hot rocks on its slopes. It was the largest eruption in at least 15 years at Mexico's most active volcano, said Carmen Segura Rangel, coordinator of civil defense for Mexico's Interior Department. Segura said an off-limits zone would be expanded to 4 1/2 miles around the crater - from 4 miles - though there were no evacuations at the nearest communities,...

2005-05-24 07:31:04

MEXICO CITY -- A volcano in western Mexico unleased its most powerful eruption in more than a decade Monday, shooting ash two miles into the sky and sending burning gas and rock fragments down the slopes. No injuries or damages were reported - the nearest settlement is about four miles away. Winds blew the ash cloud toward the west, away from the most heavily populated areas. Tonatiuh Dominguez, a seismologist at the volcano observation station operated by the University of Colima, warned...


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Santa María Volcano
2014-04-09 10:58:40

Santa María Volcano is an active stratovolcano that is located in Guatemala and is part of the Sierra Madre, a string of volcanoes that stretches across the western side of Guatemala. The volcanoes in this string were formed by subduction activity, when the Cocos Plate moved under the Caribbean Plate. An eruption in 1902 produced a crater that now holds a lava dome known as Santiaguito, which was created during another eruption in 1922. These domes hold active vents and in 1929, part of the...

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