RedskyNews Category: Volcanoes

Volcano Forces Costa Rica’s Main Airport To Close

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SAN JOSE: The Costa Rican authorities suspended operations at the country’s main airport on Monday (Sep 19) after the nearby Turrialba volcano erupted, sending a thick ash cloud into the sky. The San Jose international airport was temporarily closed for

Mayon Volcano In The Philippines About To Erupt

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has recorded a volcanic earthquake on the Mayon Volcano in southeastern Luzon, a day after warning locals to avoid areas close to the active dome due to “abnormal activity”. The warning to the

Cluster Of Big Earthquakes Rattles Iceland’s Katla Volcano

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LAST NIGHT, A brief earthquake swarm rattled the caldera at Katla in southern Iceland. The largest earthquakes were over M4, ranging from a few kilometers deep to near the surface (although the depth locating is likely problematic for many of

CO2 Indicates Yellowstone Is About To Blow

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RAISED levels of carbon dioxide at America’s famous Yellowstone Park has prompted fears that the deadly volcano beneath is on the verge of a catastrophic explosion. Volcanoes are more likely to emit larger levels of CO2 in the lead up

Watch Supercharged Volcanic Ash Cloud

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A supercharged ash cloud has sparked stunning lightning strikes at an erupting Chilean volcano. The video, from the BBC’s Patagonia series, was posted to the British broadcaster’s Facebook page overnight and captured by Chilean filmmaker Christian Muñoz-Donoso during an eruption

Colima Volcano In Western Mexico Erupts

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The Colima volcano in Western Mexico continued releasing large columns of ash and smoke on Tuesday. On Monday night the volcano spewed lava around its crater and released a column of smoke. Authorities told local media the activity was considered

Longest Volcano Range Discovered In Australia

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Scientists have discovered the world’s longest chain of continental volcanoes, stretching 2,000km along eastern Australia. The volcanic chain, which started its formation 33m years ago, runs from near the Whitsundays in Queensland to near Melbourne. It is nearly three times

3.1 Quake Rattles Mount St Helens

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MOUNT ST. HELENS, Wash. — A magnitude 3.1 earthquake struck Thursday afternoon about 11 miles north-northwest of Mount St. Helens, Washington Emergency Management said. “No reports of being felt or damage,” emergency management tweeted. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network said

Japanese Get Ready To Run

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Hundreds of thousands of people are standing by to evacuate their homes after scientists warned a huge volcanic eruption is likely nearby. Around 600,000 residents of the Japanese city of Kagoshima are on alert after seismologists voiced concerns that a

Cotopaxi Volcano Ready To Blow

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Cotopaxi in Ecuador continues to rumble after its first eruption in 70 years earlier this month. Over the last week, the volcano has been emitting almost constant steam-and-ash plumes punctuated by small explosions—all signs that magma is rising into the

Mexico’s Colima Volcano Erupts Twice

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The Colima Volcano erupted twice on Thursday (August 20) morning, spewing ash and smoke more than 3 kilometres (1.86 miles) into the air. Located in the southwestern Mexican state of Colima, the Fire Volcano’s first eruption occurred at 8:00 am

Super Volcano Toba Comes To Life

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Indonesia’s Toba super volcano – the site of the world’s largest volcanic lake in Sumatra –came alive late last month, producing hot steam and foul smelling gas. The recent activity has raised fears of a major eruption. Toba Volcano, according