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Indonesia, Sumatra: Mt Sinabung erupts releasing hot ash and smoke

The Mount Sinabung volcano in North Sumatra province was shooting smoke and ash more than 3,280 feet into the air on Sunday morning, and hot ash clouds traveled 0.6 miles southeast, Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center said. Villagers were advised to stay three miles from the crater’s mouth and should be aware of […]

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Floating volcanic rock could save the Great Barrier Reef

Volcanos that explode on land spew liquid rock, gas and debris into the air around, but when those erupt underneath the ocean waves a different series of event take place. When a volcano erupted underwater  near the island nation of Tonga a massive raft of a floating rock was produced. Months after the eruption the […]

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Indonesia’ Sinabung volcano erupts, spews 5km giant ash cloud into the sky

A volcano in the Indonesia spewed a 5km giant ash cloud  into the sky on Monday in its second eruption in three days, emitting a thunderous noise and turning the sky dark. Mount Sinabung, on the island of Sumatra’s eruption comes after more than a year of inactivity and was the second since Saturday, as […]

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Philippines Taal Volcano: Steam, sulfur dioxide emissions rise drastically

Nearly two weeks since Alert Level 4 was raised for Taal Volcano in Batangas, the period of unrest continues. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said in its 8 am bulletin on Saturday, January 25, that “weak to moderate emission of white steam-laden plumes” persisted from the main crater in the past 24 […]

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Philippines Taal Volcano: 467 volcanic earthquakes recorded in past 24 hours

Taal volcano is predicted to erupt in the coming “hours to days” as authorities urge residents to evacuate all areas surrounding the Philippines volcano. The eruption warning arrives after 731 earthquakes rocked the Philippines volcano on Luzon Island since January 12. The current Alert Level for Taal is 4, meaning officials expect a “hazardous explosive eruption is […]

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Amidst fear of another eruption, Philippines orders a crackdown on people visiting homes after evacuation

Philippine officials ordered a crackdown on people being allowed daily visits to the homes they fled after Taal volcano erupted, citing threats it could still explode at any time. More than 110,000 people have taken refuge in evacuation centres since Taal erupted a week ago, but many hard-hit towns have permitted people in to fetch items, […]

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Taal Volcano “recharging” with fresh magma and toxic gases

A restive volcano in the Philippines has a high risk of eruption as it is “recharging” with fresh magma and rising emissions of toxic gas, a top scientist said on Monday, while authorities ordered commercial establishments to stay shut. Earthquakes were still happening at the Taal volcano, which shot giant clouds of ash miles into […]

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Taal Volcano: Impact on global warming and climate change

The Taal volcano roared to life last weekend for the first time in more than 40 years, sending a massive plume of volcanic ash towering over the Philippines. This was the first time that Taal has erupted since 1977, an event that marked the end of an active period for the volcano that had begun in 1965. […]

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Amidst lockdown, Taal Volcano evacuees return in batches to retrieve belongings

Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from areas now under a security lockdown, and soldiers and police have been stopping desperate villagers from returning to retrieve belongings and save their poultry and cattle. Police have allowed batches of residents to check their homes for a few hours during the day in some high-risk […]

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Taal Volcano restiveness could ease in two weeks

The Taal volcano in the Philippines remained threatening despite  weaker emissions and fewer tremors, according to an official who advised thousands of displaced villagers not to return to the danger zone. Official with the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, said on Friday that continuing volcanic quakes, the drying of the crater lake and other […]

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Philippines President seeks Taal evacuees’ cooperation understanding

Malacañang Palace, the official workplace of the President of the Philippines pleaded for the cooperation and understanding of villagers who were asked to flee their homes, amid imminent threat of a hazardous eruption of restive Taal Volcano anytime soon. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the appeal a day after President Rodrigo Duterte approved the recommendation to […]

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Couple wed with volcano erupting in the background

A couple who ignored a volcano warning to push ahead with their wedding captured some truly unique photos of the day after it erupted as they walked down the aisle. Chino Valfor and his new bride Kat had been making plans for eight years to tie the knot at Savannah Farm in the Philippines at […]