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Peru evacuates 4,000 near active volcano

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 08:24

Peruvian authorities Thursday began evacuating some 4,000 residents near the Ubinas volcano after detecting an increase in volcanic activity.

Villagers eye Ecuador volcano after spectacular eruption

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 06:15

Villagers and experts warily eyed an Ecuador volcano on Saturday that spewed a 10-kilometre high column of ash a day earlier in a spectacular eruption.

Yellowstone National Park rattled by largest earthquake in 34 years

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 10:47

Yellowstone National Park, which sits atop one of the world`s largest super-volcanoes, was struck on Sunday by a magnitude 4.8 earthquake, the biggest recorded there since February 1980, but no damage or injuries were immediately reported.

Art masterpieces helping map pollution levels in Earth`s past atmosphere

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 17:34

Researchers have shown the colours of sunsets painted by famous artists can be used to estimate pollution levels in the Earth `s past atmosphere.

Indonesia volcano erupts; 76,000 evacuated, most of Java`s airports shut

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 17:39

More than 76,000 people fled their homes and flights were grounded across most of Indonesia`s densely populated island of Java on Friday after a volcanic eruption sent a huge plume of ash and sand 17 km (10 miles) into the air.

Two killed as volcano erupts in Indonesia; airports closed

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 05:28

A volcano erupted late on Thursday night on the heavily populated Indonesian island of Java, sending a huge plume of ash and sand 17 km (10 miles) into the air and forcing the closure of three airports.

Volcano erupts in Indonesia`s East Java

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 02:28

Mount Kelud in East Java, Indonesia, started eruption at 22:50 p.m. Thursday, forcing thousands of residence living within 10 km from the crater to evacuate, a scientist at the national volcanology agency said.

16 killed in Indonesia volcano eruption

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 15:31

At least 16 people were killed and one severely burnt by the hot ash that erupted from Mount Sinabung volcano in North Sumatra in Indonesia, officials said Wednesday.

Dazzling volcano eruption seen from space

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 17:28

Crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) got a rare image of the Sarychev volcano as it erupted June 12, 2009.

Schoolchildren among 14 killed by Indonesia volcano eruption

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 22:23

Fourteen people, including four schoolchildren, were killed on Saturday after they were engulfed in scorching ash clouds spat out by Indonesia`s Mount Sinabung in its biggest eruption in recent days, officials said.

School children among 11 killed by Indonesia volcano eruption

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 16:24

Eleven people, including four schoolchildren, were killed on Saturday after they were engulfed by scorching ash clouds spat out by Indonesia`s Mount Sinabung in its biggest eruption in recent days, officials said.

Huge magma chamber found below world`s most active volcano

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 14:13

Scientists have discovered a large magma chamber hidden beneath the world`s most active volcano - Kilauea - in the Hawaiian Islands.