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Lava Nears First Home in Hawaii

Hawaii officials will make arrangements for those living in the path of a lava flow to watch the destruction of their homes. That accommodation is being made to “provide for a means of closure,” Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl …

Yellowstone Caldera Moves More, But No Danger

Scientists have measured rather large ground movement and a strong earthquake around the Yellowstone caldera in the last year, but they have seen nothing that raises concern that the giant volcano might erupt anytime soon, a geophysicist says. U.S. Geological …

Hawaii Road Crews Prepping Lava Encroachment

Road crews on Hawaii’s Big Island have begun clearing access roads in case a lava flow from a nearby volcano cuts a main highway. The Hawaii County Civil Defense agency reported Sunday that the lava flow had advanced about 150 yards …

Residents Remain On Alert As Hawaii Lava Flow Slows

Residents in a sparsely populated neighborhood near Hawaii’s active volcano are still on alert while officials say a dangerous lava flow has slowed its advance. The Hawaii Civil Defense Agency said Saturday that an inspection made by helicopter of the …

Alaskan Volcano’s Alert Level Reduced to Orange

Rumblings under Alaska’s Pavlof Volcano have diminished, but scientists are keeping an eye on the state’s most active volcano in case it sends up another ash cloud. The volcano sent an ash plume to 22,000 feet Monday, and it drifted …

Swarm Of Earthquakes Shake Yellowstone

Until recently, Bob Smith had never witnessed two simultaneous earthquake swarms in his 53 years of monitoring seismic activity in and around the Yellowstone Caldera. Now, Smith, a University of Utah geophysics professor, has seen three swarms at once. “It’s …

USGS: 3 Small Washington Quakes No Cause For Concern

Geologists said three small earthquakes recorded in an area northwest of Mount St. Helens on Friday were part of a mini-swarm of quakes not directly related to the nearby volcano. The Columbian says that a U.S. Geological Survey report says …

Alaska Volcano Lava Dome Forms, Alert Level Raised

The warning level for a remote Alaska volcano has been raised after a new lava dome began forming, indicating the mountain could explode and send up an ash cloud that could threaten aircraft. The Alaska Volcano Observatory on Tuesday elevated …

Alaskan Volcano Put on Alert

An explosion at a volcano in Alaska caused the U.S. Geological Survey to put out an alert. USGS detected a drifting ash cloud at the Cleveland Volcano, which is on an uninhabited island in the east central Aleutian Islands, in …

Columbus Direct Launches New Ash Cloud Travel Cover

Columbus Direct, part of the Collinson Insurance Group, has launched a new travel insurance policy – Ash Cloud Cover – designed to protect customers in the event of their travel plans being disrupted following a reoccurrence of volcanic ash. The …