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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 …

Indonesia’s Mount Lokon Volcano Erupts Twice

An Indonesian volcano spewed hot gases and ash in two eruptions on Monday that show high and unpredictable activity from the volatile mountain, experts said. The second blast at Mount Lokon was the larger of the two afternoon eruptions, spewing …

Eurocontrol: No Major Ash Impact on Air Traffic

No significant disruptions of air traffic are expected in Europe in coming days as a result of volcanic activity, Eurocontrol said Thursday. The air traffic agency said activity from Iceland’s Grimsvotn volcano has declined sharply. “As a result, there are …

Europe on Alert for Icelandic Volcano Ash Cloud

An eruption by Iceland’s most active volcano put Europe on high alert on Monday as a billowing ash cloud drifted towards Scotland and threatened to shut down airports across the northern edge of the continent. Northern Europe looked set to …