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NASA Satellite Captures Video Of Mexico's Popocatepetl Volcanic Ash Cloud
2012-04-23 09:20:33

Mexico's Popocatepetl Volcano has re-awakened and has been emitting gas and ash. NOAA's GOES-13 satellite has been viewing the ash cloud, and it was documented in a short new video released by NASA's GOES Project on Friday.

Eruption Threat Level Increased At Volcano Near Mexican Capital
2012-04-21 05:40:16

The Popocatepetl volcano located outside of Mexico City has started spewing ash and fragments of glowing, molten rock thousands of feet down its slopes, forcing officials at one of the world's largest cities to increase the volcano's alert level.

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2012-03-14 10:37:41

Mathematical methods help predict movement of oil and ash following environmental disasters.

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2011-12-30 10:08:32

Satellite imagery is showing Alaska’s Cleveland Volcano spewing ash 15,000 feet into the air.

Chilean Volcano Could Have Major Eruption In Hours Or Days
2011-10-28 11:41:59

A volcano in Chile has released three columns of steam and ash that combined into a cloud of over 3 miles high on Friday.

Mexico Volcano Spitting Ash Half Mile Up
2011-08-31 11:06:39

A volcano just south of Mexico City has started shooting ash out of its crater.

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2011-08-12 13:30:19

The 2010 ash cloud from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano that disrupted air travel in the UK and cost European businesses more than 2 and a hlaf billion dollars was likely a once in a lifetime event.

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2011-08-08 14:49:44

University of Guam ecologist Thomas Marler recently mobilized efforts to characterize the vegetation that has recovered following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, Philippines.

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2011-06-07 07:56:33

NASA's Terra Satellite, the GOES-13 and GOES-11 satellites all captured images of the ash plume from southern Chile's Puyehue-Cordón Volcano this week.

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2011-06-06 11:10:00

The Puyehu volcano in southern Chile continues to erupt for a second day, spewing pumice and an ash cloud six miles high and three miles wide.


Latest Volcanic ash Reference Libraries

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2005-05-25 10:36:46

Volcanic ash is the term for very fine rock and mineral particles less than 2 mm in diameter that are ejected from a volcanic vent. Ash is created when solid rock shatters and magma separates into minute particles during explosive volcanic activity. The usually violent nature of an eruption involving steam (phreatic eruption) results in the magma and perhaps solid rock surrounding the vent, being torn into particles of silt to sand size. The plume that is often seen above an erupting volcano...

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