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5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Montana

Friday, July 7th, 2017 3:01pm MDT

Yellowstone National Park, which covers parts of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, lies on top of a supervolcano that could effectively wipe out the United States if it were to explode. The last time it did, 640,000 years ago, it expelled 240 cubic miles (think about that) of rocky debris into the sky. Early Thursday morning, […]

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Over 800 Earthquakes Recorded at Yellowstone Volcano

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 6:06pm MDT

Over 800 earthquakes have now been recorded at Yellowstone supervolcano over the last two weeks, with the ongoing swarm taking place on the western edge of the National Park. But there is virtually no risk of the volcano erupting, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) currently lists the volcano alert level as normal and the […]

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Yellowstone Supervolcano Hit by a Swarm of Earthquakes

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 3:04pm MDT

Yellowstone supervolcano has been hit by a series of earthquakes, with more 30 recorded since June 12. The latest was recorded on Monday, June 19, with a magnitude 3 earthquake striking 8.6 miles north north-east of West Yellowstone, Montana. The swarm began last week, and on June 15 saw a magnitude 4.5 earthquake take place […]

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Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Firehose Lava Flow Finally Cut Off

Monday, February 6th, 2017 8:22am MDT

The firehose lava flow that had been spilling out of a seaside cliff on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano since New Year’s Eve finally stopped Thursday after a portion of the cliff collapsed, according to reports. Hawaii Volcano Observatory geologists were at the site observing a large crack in a section of the cliff and were able […]

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Japanese Volcano ‘25 Years Away’ from Major Eruption

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 6:13pm MDT

Scientists are warning that one of Japan’s most active volcanoes could erupt within the next 30 years due to a buildup of magma, the BBC reports. The Sakurajima volcano is situated on Japan’s Kyushu island, only 49km from a nuclear plant and not far from the city of Kagoshima. A report by experts from the […]

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Iceland’s Largest Volcano Rocked By Earthquakes

Monday, August 29th, 2016 12:54pm MDT

< Iceland’s largest volcano was recovering Monday after being rocked by a series of early morning earthquakes. The North Atlantic Island’s Met Office reported that two earthquakes with magnitudes of 4.6 and 4.5 hit the Katla volcano, some of the biggest seismic activity to hit the crater since 1997. According to Bloomberg, the two large […]

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Japan’s Mount Aso Erupts, Tourists Evacuated

Monday, September 14th, 2015 3:52am MDT

Japan’s largest active volcano, Mount Aso, erupted Monday, prompting the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) to raise its five-scale volcanic alert level to three from two, warning people not to approach the area. The eruption shot plumes of smoke 2,000 meters (6,560 feet) into the air. Mount Aso, located on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, […]

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Volcanic eruptions help slow global warming

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 6:59am MDT
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NASA satellites discover source of mysterious volcanic debris in South Pacific

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 10:51am MDT

While on a routine patrol late last week a New Zealand Defense Force patrol craft spotted a massive area of pumice floating in the South Pacific from an unknown source. Teaming up with NASA, volcanologists today pinpointed the source of a raft of debris covering thousands of square miles. Read the rest of this story on […]

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Forecast calling for volcanic eruption, global super storm, Godzilla goes viral

Saturday, July 14th, 2012 7:39am MDT

Mother Nature can be destructive but one weather forecast that recently appeared on YouTube called for conditions approaching Armageddon. The video, recorded by a WTVR Richmond meteorologist, calls for everything from a volcano causing temperatures of 400 degrees to an attack by Godzilla.  Read more about this apocalyptic forecast on Examiner.com and check out the […]

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