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Massive Volcano Eruption In Chile [VIDEO]

Volcano Villarrica erupted in southern Chile on Tuesday morning at about 3 a.m. local time. Prior to the eruption, 3,385 people were evacuated from their homes as a precaution. On Monday officials observed volcanic activity in the volcano’s crater, prompting them to declare a “red alert.” No one was injured during the eruption, and when…

Residents on alert as Hawaii lava flow approaches town

A lava flow from the Kilauea volcano that has been moving toward a residential area on Hawaii’s Big Island for months is now just 100 yards away, authorities said Monday. Residents have been placed on alert for possible evacuation as the flow approaches at an average of 10 to 15 yards an hour. Photo: The…

Officials begin to recover bodies from peak of Japan volcano

Military and other rescue workers began airlifting more than two dozen bodies from the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan on Monday, where a sudden volcanic eruption is believed to have killed at least 31 people. Photo: Firefighters and members of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces conduct a rescue operation at an ash-covered cabin, center left,…

Volcano The Size Of New Mexico Discovered Off Japan

The largest volcano in the world, and possibly one of the largest in the Solar System, has been discovered off the coast of Japan by scientists. The volcano has been named Tamu Massif by the scientist who discovered it, after Texas A&M University where he taught for decades. Tamu Massif dwarfs its nearest rival, Hawaii’s…

Philippine Volcano Spews Rocks, Killing Five

One of the Philippines’ most active volcanoes spewed huge rocks and ash Tuesday, killing at least five climbers and trapping more than a dozen others near the crater, officials say. This was its first eruption in three years. Officials say at least seven were injured from a group of about 20 mountaineers caught by surprise…