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Eruption of Iceland volcano easing, not affecting flights

Eruption of Iceland volcano easing, not affecting flights

Technology
Meteorologists in Iceland say the eruption of a long-dormant volcano is easing and shouldn’t interfere with air travelBy EGILL BJARNASON Associated PressMarch 20, 2021, 8:13 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleREYKJAVIK, Iceland -- The eruption of a long-dormant volcano that sent streams of lava flowing across a small valley in southwestern Iceland is easing and shouldn’t interfere with air travel, the Icelandic Meteorological Office said Saturday.The fissure eruption began at around 8:45 p.m. Friday in the Geldinga Valley, about 32 kilometers (20 miles) southwest of the capital, Reykjavik, the Met Office said. The eruption is “minor” and there were no signs of ash or dust that could disrupt aviation, the agency said.“The more we see, the smaller this eruption ...
Volcanic eruption disrupts Iceland air traffic

Volcanic eruption disrupts Iceland air traffic

World
March 19 (UPI) -- A volcanic eruption near Reykjavik on Friday paused inbound and outbound air traffic at Iceland's largest airport, local officials said. The volcano -- Fagradalsfjall -- is located about 20 miles southwest of the capital and about 12 miles southeast of Keflavik International Airport. It erupted Friday evening. Advertisement The Icelandic Meteorological Office warned residents of the possibility of falling rocks and boulders, and landslides. Officials urged people to avoid the eruption site. "We ask people to stay calm and not under any circumstances go close to the eruption site or on Reykjanesbraut," police said. "First responders need to be able to drive freely to assess the situation. Scientists are working on assessing the eruption." Thousands of minor earthquakes ha...
Indonesian volcano unleashes river of lava in new eruption

Indonesian volcano unleashes river of lava in new eruption

Technology
Indonesia’s most active volcano has erupted with a river of lava and searing gas clouds flowing down its slopesBy SLAMET RIYADI Associated PressJanuary 27, 2021, 9:52 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleYOGYAKARTA, Indonesia -- Indonesia’s most active volcano erupted Wednesday with a river of lava and searing gas clouds flowing 1,600 meters (5,250 feet) down its slopes.It was Mount Merapi’s biggest lava flow since authorities raised its danger level in November, said Hanik Humaida, the head of Yogyakarta’s Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center.After morning rain, ashfall turned into muck in several villages, where the sound of eruption could be heard 30 kilometers (18 away). Police and rescue services told miners to cease work along rivers but no ...
Park rangers cite visitors to Hawaii volcano eruption site

Park rangers cite visitors to Hawaii volcano eruption site

Technology
Park rangers have cited dozens of people who have gathered at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to witness an ongoing eruption of the Kilauea volcanoByThe Associated PressDecember 26, 2020, 5:54 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleHONOLULU -- Park rangers have cited dozens of people who have gathered at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to witness an ongoing eruption of the Kilauea volcano.The rangers said those cited had ventured into dangerous areas to take photos and videos of the volcano eruption that had created a lake of lava in its crater that was 554 feet (169 meters) deep on Thursday.“All it takes is a slight change in wind direction and these offenders could inhale a fatal dose of volcanic gas," said Chief Ranger Jack Corrao. "One misstep or a crumbling cli...
Alaskan volcano eruption triggered Rome’s transition from republic to empire

Alaskan volcano eruption triggered Rome’s transition from republic to empire

Science
June 23 (UPI) -- Ancient ice cores suggest a giant volcanic eruption in what's now Alaska set off a series of climatic shocks that sowed economic disruption and political upheaval across the Mediterranean during the middle of the 1st century B.C. In the wake of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C., Rome's power brokers jockeyed for control as the Roman Republic disintegrated and the Roman Empire emerged. Several hundred miles to the Southeast, Cleopatra's attempt to restore Egypt to its former glory was complicated by failed floods, famine and disease. Advertisement To better understand how ancient climate change influenced the trajectory of this turbulent period of history, researchers analyzed paleoclimatic, archaeological and historical records. When scientists compared their ...