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Yellow alert in Ecuador for Cotopaxi volcano amid rising seismic activity
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Yellow alert in Ecuador for Cotopaxi volcano amid rising seismic activity

The government of Ecuador has declared a yellow alert (moderate risk) in areas near the Cotopaxi volcano amid increasing seismic activity. The volcano, at 5,897 meters above sea level, is the second highest in the country, reports Xinhua news agency. The yellow alert was adopted on Sunday based on a report...

5.1 earthquake hits during Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano unrest
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5.1 earthquake hits during Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano unrest

Seismogram being recorded by a seismograph at the Weston Observatory in Massachusetts, USA. Credit: Wikipedia A magntitude-5.1 earthquake struck Friday on Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano on the planet that scientists say is in a “state of heightened unrest.” People across the Big Island reported feeling light shaking from the temblor. Hawaii County...

The Racial Volcano Explodes in Los Angeles
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The Racial Volcano Explodes in Los Angeles

Members of the community called for the resignation of Los Angeles City Council members Nury Martinez, Kevin de Leon, and Gil Cedillo, after audio recordings of racist remarks were leaked. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Subscribe to The Nation Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Thank you for...

5.1 earthquake hits during Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano unrest
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5.1 earthquake hits during Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano unrest

HONOLULU (AP) — A magntitude-5.1 earthquake struck Friday on Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano on the planet that scientists say is in a “state of heightened unrest.” People across the Big Island reported feeling light shaking from the temblor. Hawaii County Mayor Mitch Roth said there was no immediate reports of damage or...

5.0 earthquake hits during Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano unrest
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5.0 earthquake hits during Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano unrest

HONOLULU — A magnitude 5.0 earthquake was the strongest of a series of temblors that struck Friday on Hawaii‘s Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano on the planet that scientists say is in a “state of heightened unrest.” Smaller aftershocks followed, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The series started with a 4.6 magnitude quake...

Underwater volcano creates new island in the Pacific
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Underwater volcano creates new island in the Pacific

A volcanic eruption created a new but possibly fickle island in the middle of the South Pacific sea.  An underwater volcano next to the island kingdom of Tonga erupted in early September, causing oozing lava to rise to the surface. The expelled steam and water then formed into a new land mass, measured at over...

New island forms in Tonga after Home Reef volcano eruption
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New island forms in Tonga after Home Reef volcano eruption

Volcanic eruptions are not new in Tonga. A big chunk of the Polynesian nation — an archipelago of over 170 islands — owes its existence to volcanic activity, which created its chain of western islands starting thousands of years ago. The Home Reef, an active underwater volcano in the area, is the mother of a...

Undersea volcano eruption in Tonga was a “once-in-a-lifetime event” that could warm Earth’s surface, scientists say
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Undersea volcano eruption in Tonga was a “once-in-a-lifetime event” that could warm Earth’s surface, scientists say

When an undersea volcano erupted in Tonga in January, its watery blast was huge and unusual — and scientists are still trying to understand its impacts. The volcano, known as Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, shot millions of tons of water vapor high up into the atmosphere, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science....