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Scientists Warn of Hazards from Kilauea Lava Inching toward Ocean

The lava flow from Kilauea’s Puu Oo in remains active and is now only about a half a mile away from the ocean The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported that the lava had been circulating and occasionally spattering at Halemaumau Crater. …

Ash from Southwest Alaska Volcano Rises 20,000 Feet

A remote and active volcano on Alaska’s Aleutian Islands erupted, sending ash 20,000 feet into the air, scientists said. The U.S. Geological Survey says the Pavlof Volcano, which is about 600 miles southwest of Anchorage and roughly 40 miles from …

Lava on Track To Hit Gas Station, Stores in Hawaii

Lava from a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island is on course to reach a shopping center with a gas station and a supermarket in seven to 10 days, officials said. Lava is about 1 mile from the shopping center in …

Lava Sets House Ablaze in Hawaii Town

A stream of lava set a home on fire Monday in a rural Hawaii town that has seen the slow-moving flow approach for months. The molten rock hit the house just before noon, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense Director …

Hawaii Town Rebuilt After Lava Flow

Ten miles from the Hawaii town of Pahoa that is being menaced by a stream of lava from Kilauea volcano, there’s another community that was almost entirely swallowed by the molten rock nearly 30 years ago. Today, a few dozen …

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 …