Volcano

In this handout provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), A portion of the front of the June 27th lava flow burns through thick vegetation and a fence on October 26, 2014 in Pahoa, Hawaii. Scientists of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory conducted ground and air observations of the lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano and determined that it was 510 meters (560 yards) upslope from Pa-hoa Village Road and the flow width was about 50 meters (55 yards) at the leading edge. Molten rock from the flow is inching its way towards homes in the town of Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island where close to a thousand people live.  (Photo by USGS via Getty Images)

Slow-Moving Lava Creeps Closer To Hawaii Homes

After weeks of slow, stop-and-go movement, a river of asphalt-black lava was less than the length of a football field from homes in a Big Island community Tuesday.

10/28/2014

Lava Flow

Lava Flowing On Hawaii Big Island Prompts Evacuation Preparations

Dozens of residents in a rural area of Hawaii have been placed on alert as flowing lava from an erupting volcano advances.

10/26/2014

Japan Volcano Erupts

Sunday Morning Headline Video: Alameda Fires, Japan Volcano, More

Top of the news: Arsonists set 8 blazes in Alameda, 30 feared dead in Japan when volcano erupts, Hong Kong protest, more.

09/28/2014

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Caught On Camera: San Francisco Daredevil Descends Into Active Volcano

Spewing hot molten lava didn’t stop one San Francisco daredevil from descending down to the bottom of an active volcano.

09/11/2014

Lava Flow

Hawaii Homeowners Fret As Creeping Lava Flow Threatens Residential Neighborhood

Lava from one of the world’s most active volcanos is creeping slowly but steadily through cracks in the earth toward a rural subdivision on Hawaii’s Big Island.

09/06/2014

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Tsunami Feared From Growing Lava Mass On Volcanic Island Off Japan

An volcanic island that is erupting off the coast of Japan is could trigger a tsunami if part of the newly-formed lava slopes collapse into the sea, according to an earthquake expert.

08/20/2014

Lassen Peak Eruption

Lassen Peak Began Years Of Eruptions 100 Years Ago, Building To Massive Blasts And A National Park

It quietly built up magma for 27,000 years before beginning years-long series of eruptions on May 30th, 1914 and today the national park around Lassen Peak remains a closely observed volcanic hot spot.

05/29/2014

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Climb The Tallest Mountain In The World In 30 Mins

Mount Everest gets all the credit, but Hawaii’s Mauna Kea (an idle volcano that’s been around for, you know, a million years) is technically the world’s tallest mountain. Technically. While it stands 13,800ft above sea level, more than two thirds of the hill is actually submerged underwater, which brings the total height to 33,136ft.

03/28/2014

Authorities said a 15-year-old boy from San Rafael fell 25 feet down a steam vent at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on April 10, 2013. The boy was rescued and suffered minor injuries. (National Park Service)

San Rafael Teen Survives Falling Into Steam Vent At Hawaiian Volcano

A San Rafael boy is recovering after he fell 25 feet down a steam vent at a Hawaiian volcano on Wednesday.

04/11/2013

Douglas Kirby (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

AIDS Researcher From Aptos Dies While Climbing Volcano In Ecuador

A 69-year-old American sociologist and researcher on teen sexuality and AIDS died of apparent natural causes Saturday while climbing a volcano in Ecuador, his brother said Thursday.

12/27/2012

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