If the big volcano, which last erupted 640,000 years ago, were to blow up again, it would spew enough ash to send particles as far away as New York City. Continue reading →
Mount Tavurvur erupted to 60,000 feet Friday, forcing planes to re-route from Australia and evacuations of local communities.
Cauldrons forming near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano suggest an eruption under the ice has already taken place.
Both can cause widespread human and ecological devastation. But picking a winner in a destruction derby is a tough call.
All of Iceland's airports remain open, though the airspace over the eruption site is closed.
Iceland has warned that its largest volcano is in danger of erupting, four years after millions of air travelers were grounded by a huge ash cloud from another peak.
Japan's devastating 9.0 earthquake in 2011 has dangerously increased the pressure beneath Mount Fuji, an active volcano. Continue reading →
The volcano's supply of semi-molten rock, or magma, starts 50 miles below the Earth. Continue reading →
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