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  • United States Jun 10, 2019

    Volcanism Matters: The Condensed Science Behind Eruptions and Their Aftermath

    According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), there are roughly 1,500 active volcanoes worldwide, excluding the continuous belt of volcanoes along the seafloor. A majority of volcanoes occur at or near tectonic plate boundaries. Of the volcanoes above water, a majority occur around the Pacific Ocean on a geological path known as the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area…

  • Hawaii Jul 16, 2018

    Lava Erupts From Ocean During Boat Tour In Hawaii; 13 Injured

    Passengers and crew aboard a lava boat tour in Honolulu were injured Monday morning after a lava eruption sent debris through the roof of the boat.

  • Hawaii Jun 7, 2018

    Lava From Hawaii’s Kilauea Creates New Coastline

    Lava from the Kilauea volcano that flowed into Kapoho Bay has created nearly a mile of new land and officials with the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday the flow is still very active and there’s no way to know when the eruption will end or if more lava-spewing vents will open. The fast-moving lava poured into the low-laying coastal Hawaii...

  • Associated Press May 31, 2018

    Lava Flows Hotter, Faster in Latest Hawaii Eruption

    The hottest and fastest-moving lava of Kilauea volcano’s latest eruption spread across new parts of the Big Island Wednesday, forcing officials to order evacuations in two coastal neighborhoods over fears that the rapidly advancing flows could cut off dwindling escape routes. Overnight, the lava was moving fast enough to cover about six football fields an hour, according to U.S. Geological...

  • Associated Press May 28, 2018

    Can You Roast Marshmallows Over Volcanic Vents & Other Questions Answered

    Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has had it all over the past three weeks: molten rock shooting toward the sky, lava oozing from the ground and ash clouds rising miles into the air. You can also add “vog” to the mix. Scientists say higher sulfur dioxide emissions recorded at the volcano’s vents in recent days are creating the potential...

  • Associated Press May 15, 2018

    Does Insurance Cover Volcanos, Worried Hawaii Homeowners Wonder

    Patricia Deter moved from Oregon to Hawaii to be closer to her two daughters, but the Kilauea volcano burned down her home only a month after she bought it. Now Deter and her family, along others who have recently lost homes to the lava-spewing mountain, are on an urgent quest for answers about insurance, desperate to learn whether their coverage...

  • United States May 14, 2018

    New Volcanic Lava Fissure in Hawaii Prompts More Evacuations

    A new volcanic fissure on Hawaii’s Big Island sent gases and lava exploding into the air, prompting officials to issue calls for more evacuations as residents awaited a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano’s summit. Hawaii County Civil Defense issued an emergency cellphone alert after the fissure was discovered early Sunday morning. The agency said one “unidentified structure” was destroyed...

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