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1 hr ago | Scientific Blogging

Early Earth - Now A Lot Less Like Hell

The 500 million years after Earth formed were not the hot, lava-filled Hell commonly portrayed, it may have had oceans, continents and active crustal plates - a lot like we have today. This alternate view of Earth's first geologic eon, called the Hadean, gets support from the first detailed comparison of zircon crystals that formed more than 4 billion years ago with those formed contemporaneously in Iceland, which has been proposed as a possible geological analog for early Earth.

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5 hrs ago | Fox News

Your teacher was wrong about volcanoes, new study says

Textbooks have long offered students an explanation of volcanoes that's totally wrong - or so say scientists who are offering a very different theory, Caltech reports. The standard explanation depends on the existence of long, narrow columns or jets of magma known as mantle plumes.

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9 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

Alert Level 3 raised over Mayon Volcano

MANILA The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised Alert Level 3 over Mayon Volcano Monday night due to "a noticeable escalation of unrest." In its 10 p.m. bulletin, Phivolcs said aside from rockfall and volcanic earthquakes monitored during the day, crater glow was also observed, which indicated "incandescence of the crater from molten lava and hot volcanic gas."

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10 hrs ago | West Hawaii Today

Lava flow shows signs of slowing

Photos by Hollyn Johnson/Tribune-Herald with special thanks to Iolani Air Tours A surface flow is visible Sunday morning on the eastern flank of Kilauea. Photos by Hollyn Johnson/Tribune-Herald with special thanks to Iolani Air Tours The northwest corner of Kaohe Homesteads is seen in the foreground, as the leading edge of the June 27th lava flow continues on its march toward the sea.

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14 hrs ago | Mashable

7 Explosive Ways to Upgrade Your Volcano Science Project

Whether your volcano is made out of papier-mache, clay or cardboard, it could probably use some extra creativity. The erupting volcano has long been a science fair staple, but with a few bells and whistles, you can turn it into an even more impressive project.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Daily Kos

B r arbunga: On Hot Tubs and Ice

Yesterday, Sigmundur DavA A , head of one our conservative parties and current Prime Minister and Minister of Justice, flew over the eruption on Holuhraun. As a professional courtesy, the volcano did cause any mishaps for his flight.

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Yahoo!

Visiting the volcanoes of Central America

Boa constrictor-sized streams of lava snake sluggishly down Guatemala's Pacaya volcano. We stand 1m from one flow and it's so hot that when our guide, Hector, roasts a marshmallow above it, the sweet frazzles within a second.

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Monterey County Herald

Hawaii road crews preparing for approach of lava

Road crews on Hawaii's Big Island have begun clearing access roads in case a lava flow from a nearby volcano cuts a main highway. The Hawaii County Civil Defense agency reported Sunday that the lava flow had advanced about 150 yards since Saturday.

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GantDaily.com

Volcano's lava flow threatens subdivision

Big Island, HI, United States - The recent volcanic activity of Kilauea on the Big Island in Hawaii has caused lava to approach three vacant lots in a rural subdivision. Officials say that the lava flow would not threaten homes but anything can happen with the one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

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SFGate

These 18 'Very High Threat' Volcanoes Could Wreak Havoc On The US

The United States has 169 active volcanoes - 55 of which are designated as serious threats by the United States Geological Survey's Volcano Hazards Program. Of these, 18 are "Very High Threats"- volcanoes that, were they to erupt, could disrupt air travel and threaten people's lives.

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SFGate

News of the Day From Across the Nation, Sept. 14

Based on the lava's movement of about 200 to 300 yards a day, the flow from Kilauea volcano is expected to reach the lots in Kaohe Homesteads in the coming days, Hawaii County spokesman Kevin Dayton said. The flow has wound more than 10 miles through thick forest since it first was observed emerging from a vent in June.

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West Hawaii Today

Pahoa within Pele's grasp

The June 27 lava flow remains active and is nearing Pahoa Village Road. U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory A lava flow informational fair will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at the Pahoa High School cafeteria.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Slamet Volcano Erupts in Indonesia

In this photograph taken from Baturaden, lava runs down Slamet Volcano in Central Java on August 14, 2014. Indonesian officials have banned people from going within 4 kilometres from the volcano's crater - Java's second highest and one of its most active volcanoes - which is now on alert status.

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Iceland Review

Eruption Pollution at Record Level - Residents Warned

The eruption area north of BA rA arbunga is shaking less than it has been although a quake of magnitude 4.7 occurred on the northern rim of the volcano's crater at midnight. The eruption and lava flow seem to be similar as they have been in recent days.

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Denver Post

Flat Tops was first of the great protected areas

There are those, such as the lightning strike hitting the once tall, thick timber surrounding Trappers Lake in the summer of 2002, that burst spontaneously and uncontrollably into flame. By the time that blaze expired, some 17,000 acres of the White River National Forest were reduced to ash.

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The Age

Danger zone: Matupit villagers in front of Mount Tavurvur volcano near Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.

When the volcano Mount Tavurvur in Papua New Guinea erupted two weeks ago, the locals had good reason to be concerned. Twenty years ago on Friday, the nearby town of Rabaul, the provincial capital on East New Britain, was devastated by a massive eruption after the subsequent rain of dust destroyed banks, buildings and the airport.

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Iceland Review

Eruption Changes Landscape

A new land is forming in Holuhraun and vicinity. The biggest craters are rising higher up from the ground and a new lagoon and a waterfall could form when the lagoon builds a natural dam in JA kulsA glacial river.

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ContactMusic.com

Pompeii was 'hell' for Kiefer Sutherland

The director admitted Sutherland and Kit Harington were left feeling ''uncomfortable'' as they filmed through clouds of ash to recreate the scenes from volcano explosion that destroyed the Italian city in 79 AD. Speaking to BANG Showbiz, he said: ''We needed to plunge them into hell and it's easier to act like that if they are in hellish conditions.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

Lava could cross Highway 130 in two weeks

The lava flow remained active Wednesday afternoon with the most distal flow front about 9 miles from the vent on the northeast flank of the PuE u E A E A cone, which is visible in the far background. This view of the lava flow taken Wednesday, looks northeast as lava moves through the Wao Kele o Puna Forest Reserve.

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KNUS-AM Aurora

Lava approaches vacant lots in Hawaii subdivision

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