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Mayon Volcano restive; Alert Level 3 raised

AN AERIAL view of Mayon Volcano taken on Aug. 16, a day after its alert level was raised to 2 MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised late Monday night Alert Level 3for Mayon Volcano in Albay province after it noted “a noticeable escalation of unrest.”

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Volcanoes helped offset man-made warming – study

Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash as seen from Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

Volcanoes spewing Sun-reflecting particles into the atmosphere have partly offset the effects of Man’s carbon emissions over a 15-year period that has become a global-warming battleground, researchers said Sunday.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Monster volcano is one of the biggest in Solar System

Geologists on Thursday announced they had uncovered a stupendous volcano that is the biggest in the world and rivals the greatest in the Solar System.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan volcano in spectacular eruption

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TOKYO – A volcano in southern Japan erupted in spectacular fashion on Sunday, spewing an ash plume up to 5,000 meters into the air, meteorological officials said, according to a report.

The eruption of the 1,117-meter (3,665-foot) Mount Sakurajima near Kagoshima city took place around 4:30 pm (0730 GMT), Jiji Press said.

A large amount of volcanic ash fell in the northern and central parts of the city, causing a delay in train services and temporary poor visibility, forcing car drivers to use their headlights.

The eruption also resulted in a small flow of volcanic material up to about one kilometre (half a mile) from the crater, Jiji said.

It was the 500th eruption this year of Sakurajima, which is about 950 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. The eruption lasted for about 50 minutes.

Posted: August 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hundreds evacuated after Indonesia volcano erupts

Villagers who have been affected by Mount Rokatenda's eruption on Palue island rest at a temporary shelter in Maumere, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. Nearly 3,000 people have been evacuated from the island according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency. AP

More than 500 people have been evacuated from a tiny Indonesian island where a volcano erupted at the weekend, spewing rocks and lava that killed five villagers, an official said Monday.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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