Etna volcano eruption

Eruption of Etna Natural Disasters

After a 12-day Strombolian activity in the southeast of Etna February 9, 2012 in one of the craters, a series of paroxysmal eruptions, the second in 2012. Although the event was less powerful, but it lasted more than 5 hours. Interrupted activity of the 8 February, reaching its peak at night to the eruption of lava up to a distance of 500 meters. Rising column of ash several kilometers into Catania airport forced to cancel all morning flights. At some explosions from the crater were ejected volcanic bombs, most of which came back into the

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In Chile, the volcano became more active Kopaue

May 25, 2013. In view of recent changes in the behavior of the Chilean volcano Kopaue code can be endangered if the mountain settlements was raised to "orange." Back in mid-May of the current crater appeared the first portion of gas and ash. Their emissions do not stop till now, and even increase, having spread to 100 km in the south-east.

Also on the volcano were recorded two mini-earthquakes caused by the movement of internal liquid substances in the crater. The first had a magnitude of 2.9 points, its epicenter is located about 6 km east of the main

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Journey to the center of the world to the crater of Nyiragongo

Journey to the center of the world to the crater of Nyiragongo Danger Zone

In June 2010 a group of scientists and researchers came to the lava lake boiling in the depths of the crater of Nyiragongo in the heart of the African Great Lakes region. Each year, the lava is growing, so aim of the expedition is to study the volcanic lake to prevent the next disaster.

1) View from the edge of a volcano on a distance of 3.5 kilometers from the earth. At a depth of 400 meters lava lake has created one of the wonders of

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Meteorites leave scars on the planet


When a meteorite from outer space speed crashes into a solid surface of the planet, there is a powerful blast of heat, and in its place in a matter of seconds formed a special geological formation — a meteor impact crater. Major clashes of this kind could cause mass extinctions of species in Earth's history. However, recent studies suggest that the origin of life could be associated with impact craters.

The surface of the Earth would look like a real testing ground for the bombing, pitted with numerous craters of different

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Shiveluch Volcano in Kamchatka threw a column of ash 5.5 km

September 12, 2013. Emissions of ash to a height of 5.5 kilometers from the crater occurred, the northernmost active volcano in Kamchatka — Shiveluch, said GU Emergencies Ministry in the Kamchatka region.

"The ash cloud from the release spread over a distance of 30 kilometers in the south-east from the volcano towards the Ust-Kamchatsky municipal area. Ash falls in the settlements is not registered, "- said in a statement.

According to rescuers, there is no threat to human settlements.

"All the travel companies informed of the dangers that may lie in wait for tourists in case of hiking the volcano

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On the renewed eruption of the volcano Sakurajima

June 14, 2013. After ten days of relative calm, the Japanese volcano Sakurajima in the south of. Kyushu, reiterated currently three consecutive powerful eruptions. The first two eruptions occurred around midnight on June 12, the following occurred around dawn. After the eruption column of ash rose 3 km, and later rose to 3.9 km.

In addition to steam and ash from the crater of Sakurajima started flowing carbon dioxide, which is clearly visible from satellite images of the volcano. At further increase of ash column to 5-6 km altitude. In Tokyo, announced a warning about the danger to

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The massive eruption of Shiveluch

The massive eruption of Shiveluch Natural Disasters

The massive eruption was on the Kamchatka Peninsula. Diameter crater of Shiveluch is 1.5 kilometers. Ash emissions reached an altitude of 10 kilometers above sea level. The snow melts in the crater at an incredible speed, causing landslides. Volcano eruption continues, increasing the danger of air travel.

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At Mount Lokon was another eruption

September 10, 2013. Located on the island. North Sulawesi Indonesian volcano Lokon early morning wake locals roar from the new eruption. From the active crater Tompaluan flew column of ash up to 1,500 meters. About a day lava flows reached the border villages to the north of the volcano.

Sounds of the eruption of the volcano were heard even in Manikhas remote from the curl of 10 km. Residents of settlements Pineleng, Tanavangko and Tutelo and specialists volcanologists are watching the direction of the fresh lava flows, but the rush of the evacuation is not collected. The region is

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In anticipation of the big bang in the Death Valley

In anticipation of the big bang in the Valley of Death Danger Zone

Death Valley, intermountain basin in the Mojave Desert, was formed 800 years ago — later than previously thought. Geologists have determined that the crater Yubihibi in the California valley width of 800 meters and a depth of 180 meters is not formed by a prehistoric volcanic explosion, and that the conditions for the further changes exist today.

Presumably the crater was formed when rising magma column passed through the accumulation of ground water by activating the explosive processes. During phreatomagmatic explosion erupted superheated steam, volcanic ash and

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Search for signs of life on Mars could end nothing


Scientists suspect that the mountain toward which the rover Curiosity, was created not lacustrine silt.

The layered rocks of Mount Sharp may have formed from the dust, wind-borne. (Photo by NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS.)

Wind, not water, is responsible for most of the sediments in the crater, where the rover is working Curiosity, says an analysis of data obtained from orbit.

If the rover will confirm this assumption, reaching the central peak of the crater in the next year,

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