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New Zealand scientists find tremor link that could predict volcanic eruptions

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Researchers in New Zealand are developing a new warning system that tracks shaking within volcanoes and could one day provide two to four days’ notice of whether an eruption is more likely. After the deadly Whakaari e...

Communications restored to Tonga a month after volcanic eruption and tsunami

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Tonga has been reconnected to the world following repairs to a submarine cable, a month after a volcanic eruption and tsunami cut communications to the remote Pacific island nation. “People on the main island will hav...

Tonga underwater volcanic eruption creates tsunami waves – video

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Tsunami waves caused by an underwater volcano have hit Tonga’s capital and the capital of American Samoa. The eruption at 0410 GMT on Friday of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai underwater volcano, located about 65km (40 ...

Tsunami hits Tonga after underwater volcanic eruption

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People have been forced to flee their homes, and streets and buildings have flooded, as tsunami waves crashed into Tonga’s main island of Tongatapu, following a huge underwater volcano explosion. The eruption at 0410 ...

La Palma’s volcanic headache: what to do with all the lava and ash

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For three months they were subject to whims of a roaring volcano. Now residents on the small Spanish island of La Palma are wrestling with another dilemma: what do with the millions of cubic metres of lava and ash it ...

Iceland’s volcanic eruption outside Reykjavik officially over

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Authorities in Iceland have officially declared the country’s longest volcanic eruption in 50 years over. The spectacle drew hundreds of thousands of tourists to witness its lava flows. “It’s been three months since l...

Volcanic rocks cover water off Japan’s Okinawa after 1,500km journey – video

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A Japanese artist has filmed herself trying to swim in a sea with a layer of pumice rocks about 30cm deep in the water. The stones are believed to have travelled almost 1,500km from an eruption in the Pacific's Ogasaw...

The volcanic, uncontrollable visions of a master reborn – Late Constable review

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There was no honking traffic on the A303 near Stonehenge when John Constable captured the monument in 1835, no visitor centre, no crowds circling the perimeter in an endless flow. In his watercolour, the site stands a...

‘Volcanic eruptions are like cats’: the La Palma volcano explained

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On 19 September, after 50 years of magmatic quiescence, the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma roared back to life. Ash speckled the sky, and molten rock cooking at 1,075C (1,967F) oozed from sever...

Undersea volcanic eruption creates new Japanese island

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The 6,000-plus islands that make up the Japanese archipelago have a new addition, after scientists said an undersea volcanic eruption 1,200km (745 miles) south of Tokyo had created a new landmass. The island was forme...

Mount Etna taller than ever as activity sparks volcanic growth spurt

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Mount Etna’s south-eastern crater has grown in height after six months of activity, Italy’s volcano monitoring agency has said, making Europe’s tallest active volcano taller than ever. Etna’s youngest and most active ...

Volcanic swimming and above-cloud hiking: 10 of the best things to do in Madeira

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Hillsides covered in tropical fruit trees, pummelling waterfalls, rocky cliffsides plunging into the Atlantic: the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira is home to one of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes. Throw in...

Risk of further volcanic eruptions in DRC sparks exodus

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The risk of further eruptions from the Nyiragongo volcano has led authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to order the evacuation of parts of Goma, causing an exodus of tens of thousands of people from the...

Scientists in Iceland say ‘strong signs’ volcanic eruption is imminent

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Scientists in Iceland have said there are now “strong signs” that a volcanic eruption may be under way following several days of near-constant seismic activity near Mount Keilir about 30km south of the capital, Reykja...