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1 hr ago | Scientific Blogging
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.
5 hrs ago | Fox News
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.
9 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News
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."
10 hrs ago | West Hawaii Today
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 05:26 pm
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