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Watch lava flowing at Sicily's Mount Etna react to snow

Snow sizzles when a local tosses it onto flowing lava at Mount Etna in Sicily.
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Watch lava flowing at Sicily's Mount Etna react to snow
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Hawaii eruption not dangerous but offers spectacular sight

Lava from Kilauea is spurting high into the air and spreading out across the Hawaii volcano’s summit crater floor
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Hawaii volcano eruption continues as alert level lowered
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Kilauea volcano eruption resumes on Hawaii's Big Island, alert elevated from watch to warning

Last month, both Kilauea, one of the most active volcanos in the world, and Mauna Loa, the largest volcano in the world, ignited the landscape of Hawaii's Big Island.
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Kilauea volcano eruption resumes on Hawaii's Big Island
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Alert level raised as Kilauea volcano eruption resumes on Hawaii's Big Island

Kilauea's volcano alert level has been elevated from “watch” to “warning” as eruption resumes on Hawaii's Big Island.
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Alert level raised as Kilauea volcano eruption resumes on Hawaii's Big Island
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Filmmaker on dramatic documentary about deadly volcano eruption

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with filmmaker Rory Kennedy about her latest documentary, “The Volcano: Rescue From Whakaari” about a 2019 eruption that killed 22 off New Zealand’s coast.
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Filmmaker on dramatic documentary about deadly volcano eruption
2 months ago

Scientists lower alert for Mauna Loa, say eruption could end

The volcano's first eruption in nearly 40 years may soon end.
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Hawaii's Big Island abuzz over simultaneous eruptions at Mauna Loa and Kilauea

The goddess of fire is alive and well on Hawaii's Big Island, where two of the most famous volcanoes in the world are erupting at the same time.
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Why people in Hawaii are abuzz over 2 simultaneous volcanic eruptions
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Volcano lava threatens highway

The Hawaii National Guard has been activated to help residents who are affected by the erupting Mauna Loa.
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Volcano lava threatens highway
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Remarkable footage shows Italy's Stromboli volcano erupting clouds of ash

Clouds of ash towered above Italy's Stromboli volcano this week as the crater erupted, emitting billows of smoke and lava.
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Remarkable footage shows Italy's Stromboli volcano erupting clouds of ash
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Hawaii's Mauna Loa continues spewing lava in spectacular sight

Hawaii's long-dormant Mauna Loa volcano has continued erupting, spewing lava and ash into the air.
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Hawaii's Mauna Loa continues spewing lava in spectacular sight
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Eruption of Indonesia volcano prompts evacuations

Mount Semeru killed 51 people when it erupted in December 2021.
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Eruption of Indonesia volcano prompts evacuations
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Eruption of Mount Semeru, Indonesia's tallest volcano, prompts evacuations for thousands living downslope

Several villages surrounding Mount Semeru, Indonesia's tallest volcano, have been blanketed in ash and soot following its latest eruption.
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Eruption of Indonesia's tallest volcano prompts evacuations for thousands
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Indonesia's Mt. Semeru eruption buries homes, damages bridge

Improved weather conditions have allowed rescuers to resume their search for possible victims after the highest volcano on Indonesia’s most densely populated island erupted, triggered by monsoon rains
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Indonesia's Mt. Semeru unleashes lava river in new eruption

Indonesia’s highest volcano on its most densely populated island has spewed ash skyward and released searing gas clouds and rivers of lava in its latest eruption
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Indonesia's Mt. Semeru unleashes lava river in new eruption
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Molten lava on Hawaii's Big Island could block main highway

Many people on the Big Island of Hawaii are bracing for major upheaval if lava from Mauna Loa volcano blocks the quickest route connecting two sides of the island
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Lava from Mauna Loa eruption slowing down

Lava flow from the world’s largest volcano has significantly slowed down in the last 24 hours as the fire streams hit relatively flat ground.
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Lava from Mauna Loa eruption slowing down
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Lava from Mauna Loa eruption approaches major highway in Hawaii

Lava is heading toward the Daniel K. Inouye Highway on Hawaii's Big Island at a speed of nearly 1 mile per hour.
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Lava from Mauna Loa eruption approaches major highway in Hawaii
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Yellowstone supervolcano has a lot more magma than previously thought: Scientists

At the Yellowstone supervolcano, the magma reservoir under the caldera at Yellowstone National Park holds a lot more melt than scientists previously thought.
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Yellowstone supervolcano has a lot more magma than previously thought: Scientists
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Prayers? Bombs? Hawaii history shows stopping lava not easy

People in Hawaii are asking if anything can be done to stop or divert lava.
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Prayers? Bombs? Hawaii history shows stopping lava not easy
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Lava erupting from Hawaiian volcano Mauna Loa threatens critical highway

The lava erupting from Hawaiian volcano Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, is threatening a critical highway in the middle of the Big island.
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Lava erupting from Hawaiian volcano Mauna Loa threatens critical highway
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A recent history of volcanic eruptions and their impact, as Mauna Loa erupts

The Mauna Loa volcano erupted on Sunday, spewing ash and lava on Hawaii's Big Island, the first eruption from the world's largest active volcano in almost 40 years.
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A recent history of volcanic eruptions and their impact, as Mauna Loa erupts
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Scientists observe 2 new lava flows on Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano

Ash and lava have begun spewing out of the Mauna Loa volcano on Hawaii's Big Island -- the largest active volcano in the world.
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Scientists observe 2 new lava flows on world's largest active volcano
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World’s largest active volcano erupts in Hawaii

Hawaii Gov.-elect Josh Green on how residents are staying safe as Mauna Loa erupts for the first time in 38 years.
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World’s largest active volcano erupts in Hawaii
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EXPLAINER: What hazards are posed by Hawaii's Mauna Loa?

Lava is shooting into the air and flowing downhill as Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano erupts for the first time in nearly 40 years
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What hazards are posed by Hawaii's Mauna Loa?
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Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano erupts for 1st time in 38 years

While there is no immediate threat to towns nearby, officials are warning residents to prepare for the worst.
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Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano erupts for 1st time in 38 years
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Hawaii residents warned as Mauna Loa volcano erupts for 1st time in decades

Ash and lava began spewing out of Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano in the world, on Sunday for the first time in 40 years.
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Hawaii residents warned as Mauna Loa volcano erupts for 1st time in decades
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Helicopter footage shows Hawaii volcano eruption

Hawaii's Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, has begun erupting for the first time since 1984, ending its longest quiet period in recorded history.
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Helicopter footage shows Hawaii volcano eruption
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Mauna Loa’s fiery awakening after longest dormant period on record

The world’s largest active volcano is spewing ash and lava in Hawaii.
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Mauna Loa’s fiery awakening after longest dormant period on record
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Erupting Hawaii volcano spurs warning for people to prepare

The world’s largest active volcano has started to erupt.
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Hawaii’s Mauna Loa starts to erupt, sending ash nearby
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World's largest active volcano erupts in Hawaii

Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano on the planet, erupted late Sunday, casting a red glow in the skies over Hawaii's Big Island.
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World's largest active volcano erupts in Hawaii
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Tongan volcano eruption 'largest ever recorded,' New Zealand scientists say

An underwater volcano that erupted on Jan. 15 in the Tongan archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean was the “largest ever recorded” with modern equipment.
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Tongan volcano eruption 'largest ever recorded,' scientists say
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Tonga volcano eruption ‘largest ever recorded,’ scientists say

The eruption reached record heights, breaking into the atmosphere’s mesosphere.
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Tonga volcano eruption ‘largest ever recorded,’ scientists say
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Remote undersea volcano likely erupting in Pacific Ocean

A volcano is likely erupting deep beneath the Pacific Ocean in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
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Mauna Loa volcano sets off warning signals in Hawaii

Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, is sending signals that it might erupt as it is in a state of heightened unrest, according to Hawaii officials.
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Huge volcano sets off warning signals in Hawaii
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Residents in Hawaii on alert for Mauna Loa volcano eruption

Residents on Hawaii’s big island have been told by authorities to be on alert as officials watch for signs of possible eruption at the Mauna Loa volcano.
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Residents in Hawaii on alert for Mauna Loa volcano eruption
6 months ago

Icelandic volcano erupts amid series of earthquakes

Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall volcano is putting on an impressive display, spewing lava from a fissure on the side of the mountain close to the country’s capital, Reykjavik.
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Icelandic volcano erupts amid series of earthquakes
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Massive volcano erupts close to Iceland airport

Officials are telling people to stay away from the volcano, and there are some fears it might disrupt travel due to its proximity to the airport. So far, there has been no impact on travel.
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Massive volcano erupts close to Iceland airport
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Volcano erupts near Iceland’s capital after series of earthquakes

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake was detected on the eastern side of the Fagradalsfjall volcano, the Icelandic Met Office reported Wednesday.
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Volcano erupts near Iceland’s capital after series of earthquakes
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Icelandic volcano erupts amid series of earthquakes

Icelandic volcano erupts amid series of earthquakes for the first time in a year.
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Fagradalsfjall volcano erupts after series of earthquakes
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Eruption of Japan's Sakurajima volcano prompts evacuation orders for nearby residents

An eruption of the Sakurajima volcano in Japan has raised emergency alerts and prompted evacuations for residents nearby.
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Volcano eruption prompts evacuation orders for nearby residents
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Japan's Sakurajima volcano erupts

The eruption Sunday forced nearby residents to evacuate.
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Japan's Sakurajima volcano erupts
7 months ago

US tourist falls into Mount Vesuvius after taking selfie

A U.S. tourist fell into Mount Vesuvius after taking a selfie.
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US tourist falls into Mount Vesuvius after taking selfie
8 months ago

Sacred Hawaiian volcano is at center of centuries-old battle over Native lands

Culture and science are joining forces to preserve Maunakea.
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Sacred Hawaiian volcano is at center of centuries-old battle over Native lands
1 year ago

Erupting volcano in Galapagos safeguards pristine ecosystems

ABC News’ Amy Robach explores the impact the Wolf volcano has on the environment and the wildlife in the area.
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Erupting volcano in Galapagos safeguards pristine ecosystems
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Italy's Mount Etna roars into action

Italy's Mount Etna erupted, sending a plume of smoke and ash miles into the sky over Sicily.
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Italy's Mount Etna roars into action
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What we know about the volcanic eruption near Tonga

Mike Poland, a geophysicist from the U.S. Geological Survey, shares the eruption’s impact and possible dangers ahead.
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What we know about the volcanic eruption near Tonga
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Photos capture devastation from Tonga volcano eruption

The government called the eruption an "unprecedented disaster."
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Photos capture devastation from Tonga volcano eruption
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Aftermath of Tonga volcanic eruption captured on video

Fresh aftermath footage shows roads of Tonga coated in layers of ash and ridden with debris following the volcanic eruption and tsunami.
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Aftermath of Tonga volcanic eruption captured on video
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South Korean satellite captures volcano near Tonga

The satellite images show the moment ash spewed from the ocean.
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South Korean satellite captures volcano near Tonga
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Tonga devastated by volcanic eruption

A massive eruption near Tonga left the nation’s many islands littered with ash.
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Tonga devastated by volcanic eruption