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Volcano

As other glaciers retreat, glacier at Mount St. Helens grows

MOUNT ST. HELENS — Ray Yurkewycz perched on the rim of the Northwest’s most restless volcano and marveled at the primordial forces at work.

Date: 07/05/2015 | Northwest


Glacier Peak could get more monitors to track seismic activity

GLACIER PEAK — The U.S. Geological Survey is seeking permission to install four new monitoring stations around Snohomish County’s only volcano.

Date: 06/15/2015 | Local News


Galapagos Island volcano erupts first time in 33 years

QUITO, Ecuador — A volcano atop one of the Galapagos Islands has erupted for the first time in 33 years, threatening a fragile ecosystem that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

Date: 05/25/2015 | Nation & World


Hawaii volcano earthquakes could signal new eruption

HONOLULU — A series of earthquakes and shifting ground on the slopes of Kilauea have scientists wondering what will happen next at one of the world’s most active volcanos.

Date: 05/17/2015 | Nation & World


From cataclysm to classroom

The 35 years since Mount St. Helens erupted

Date: 05/16/2015 | Local News


Seafloor sensors track submarine volcano’s upheaval

SEATTLE — More than 80 scientists from around the world gathered in Seattle last week to discuss a thrilling development: For the first time, seafloor instruments were providing a real-time look at the most active, submarine volcano off the Northwest coast — and all signs indicated it might erupt...

Date: 04/30/2015 | Northwest


Scientists scan Yellowstone’s deadly plumbing

Yellowstone National Park is the home of one of the world's largest volcanoes, one that is quiescent for the moment but is capable of erupting with catastrophic violence at a scale never before witnessed by human beings. In a big eruption,...

Date: 04/25/2015 | Nation & World


Chileans flee dangerous volcanic mudflows

ENSENADA, Chile — Authorities urged 2,000 people living near the Calbuco volcano to evacuate Friday after potentially devastating mudflows of volcanic debris were detected in a nearby river, the result of two huge eruptions this week that sent ash across large swaths of southern...

Date: 04/24/2015 | Nation & World


Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile

Children watch the Calbuco volcano erupt from Puerto Varas, Chile, on Wednesday. The volcano erupted billowing a huge ash cloud over a sparsely populated, mountainous area in southern Chile. Authorities ordered the evacuation of the inhabitants of the nearby town of Ensenada, along with...

Date: 04/23/2015 | Nation & World


Eruptions, quakes, cyclones: Vanuatu man survives them all

EFATE, Vanuatu — Volcanic eruptions, landslides, earthquakes and cyclones: 76-year-old Lik Simelum from Vanuatu has survived them all.

Date: 03/22/2015 | Nation & World


Hawaiian lava on the move again

PAHOA, Hawaii — Lava that had been stalled on its way to a shopping center on Hawaii's Big Island has started moving again and advanced 15 yards since Friday afternoon.The molten rock is about 700 yards from Pahoa Marketplace and 0.6 miles from the intersection of...

Date: 12/28/2014 | Nation & World


Big Island brothers’ T-shirts commemorate lava

HILO, Hawaii — Two Hawaii brothers are selling concert-like T-shirts commemorating a Big Island lava flow as a way to make money in case the molten rock burns down their auto parts store.

Date: 12/13/2014 | Business Wire


Airplanes warned to avoid Alaska volcano airspace

The National Weather Service on Saturday warned airplanes to avoid airspace near an erupting Alaska volcano as it spewed ash 30,000 feet above sea level.Winds were blowing ash from Pavlof Volcano to the west and southwest.

Date: 11/15/2014 | Northwest


Rain tamps down smoke from Hawaii lava flow

Overnight rain has reduced the smoke that’s coming from a lava flow that remains stalled after slowly creeping toward a small town on Hawaii’s Big Island, a responder said Sunday.

Date: 11/02/2014 | Nation & World


Kilauea lava could force evacuation

HONOLULU — Hawaii authorities on Saturday told several dozen residents near an active lava flow to prepare for a possible evacuation in the next three to five days as molten rock oozed across a country road and edged closer to homes.The flow was about 35 yards wide and...

Date: 10/26/2014 | Nation & World


Rocks killed most Japan volcano victims

TOKYO — Doctors have determined that almost all of the dozens of people killed on a Japanese volcano died of injuries from being hit by rocks that flew out during its eruption, police said.

Date: 10/02/2014 | Nation & World


Japan eruption leaves more than 30 dead

TOKYO — Rescue workers have found 30 or more people unconscious and believed to be dead near the peak of an erupting volcano in central Japan, local government and police said.

Date: 09/27/2014 | Nation & World


Road options considered for Hawaii lava flow

HILO, Hawaii — Officials on Hawaii's Big Island are asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help with solutions for the possibility of lava covering a major highway.Hawaii County officials said they are asking whether something could be constructed — possibly...

Date: 09/26/2014 | Nation & World


An eye on Glacier Peak

Better monitoring will watch for activity on dangerous volcano

Date: 09/25/2014 | Local News




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