volcanic eruptions

Recalling the 2004 tsunami that devastated Aceh


April 11th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) The massive earthquake that shook Indonesia Wednesday brought back terrifying memories of the 2004 tsunami that swept through Aceh province.A 9.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the ... Read more...

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Activists brief Jayalalithaa on Kudankulam hazards (Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday assured a delegation of anti-Kudankalam protesters that that she would study their report on the risks from the power ... Read more...

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Activists brief Jayalalithaa on Kudankulam risks


February 29th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday assured a delegation from the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), who briefed her about the risks of the ... Read more...

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Mercury behind earth’s last extinction


January 6th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 6 (IANS) Scientists have singled out mercury as one of the major factors behind the earth's greatest extinction 250 million years ago, obliterating most marine and land species. ... Read more...

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Volcanic, tsunami fears about Kudankulam unfounded, say experts


December 16th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 16 (IANS) Ruling out any possibility of volcanic eruptions in the vicinity of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) site in Tamil Nadu as well as dangers of ... Read more...

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Meteorite hits mimic large volcanic eruptions


October 19th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Some aspects of giant meteorites that have struck the earth, often with devastating consequences, may mimic the behaviour of large volcanic eruptions, researchers say.Mike Branney and ... Read more...

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Ice samples show climate capable of abrupt changes


September 11th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Samples drilled from Greenland's ice sheets have thrown up intitial clues that our climate is capable of very rapid and rather abrupt changes, according to an ... Read more...

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Explore the sea with underwater technology


September 7th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) New technology sensors planted five km deep can now enable humans to explore the sea, say researchers.Researchers have completed tests on an undersea network of ... Read more...

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Tanzania to conduct research on Mt Kilimanjaro volcano


August 4th, 2011 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Dar es Salaam, Aug 4 (IANS) Tanzania plans to conduct a research on Mt Kilimanjaro to check signs of volcanic activity following recent volcanic incidents in different parts of the ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea’s New Britain, no reports of damage


June 16th, 2011 - 11:15 am ICT by BNO News
KANDRIAN, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck an island of Papua New Guinea (P.N.G.) on late Thursday morning, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage ... Read more...

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S. Korea hold second round of volcano activity talks with N. Korea


April 12th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Apr 12 (ANI): South Korea and North Korea have had a second round of talks over joint research into volcanic activities at the highest mountain on the peninsula.Experts from both sides ... Read more...

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Deep-sea volcanoes not only produce lava flows, but they also explode!


March 29th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 29 (ANI): Researchers at McGill University have discovered high concentrations of CO2 at mid-ocean ridges, confirming the explosive nature of certain volcanic eruptions.By using an ion microprobe, Christoph Helo, student ... Read more...

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Can a mineral help in predicting quakes, volcano eruptions?


March 18th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) The mineral quartz could help scientists predict earthquake tremors and volcanic eruptions, says a new study. Underground crystal deposits of the stone are abundant wherever fault ... Read more...

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Could ’supermoon’ trigger tidal waves on March 19?


March 9th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) The world wide web has broadcast dire warnings about how the movement of the moon will trigger tidal waves and volcanic eruptions on March 19. The ... Read more...

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Scientists study isolated islands to test limits of human existence


February 21st, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Scientists are studying an isolated segment of islands in the Pacific Ring of Fire to test the limits upto which humans can survive in extreme conditions.The Kuril Islands ... Read more...

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E-mail alerts to warn pilots about volcanic eruptions


December 17th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 17 (IANS) Scientists from New Zealand are developing a new system to alert pilots on flights via e-mails about volcanic eruptions by detecting the lightning their ash clouds trigger. ... Read more...

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Venus could hold warning for Earth


December 1st, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that a mysterious, high-altitude layer of sulphur dioxide in the atmosphere of Venus has been explained, with possible earthly connections.Venus is blanketed in sulphuric acid ... Read more...

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European volcanoes wiped off Neanderthals


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): Disastrous volcanic eruptions in Europe could have wiped out local bands of Neanderthals and indirectly affected farther-flung populations, revealed a study.Modern humans, though, squeaked by, thanks to ... Read more...

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Ocean cooling ‘contributed to global warming hiatus during mid-20th century ‘


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 23 (ANI): A new study has indicated that the ocean cooling in North Atlantic around 1970 contributed to the hiatus of global warming in the Northern Hemisphere during the mid-20th ... Read more...

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Sensor to transmit data from boiling volcanic lava


September 20th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Radio transmitters capable of withstanding extreme temperatures of 900 degrees Celsius could be dropped into the bowels of the earth to provide early warning of volcanic eruptions. The ... Read more...

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Volcanic eruptions in North America were more explosive in the past


June 17th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): Scientists say that millions of years ago, volcanic eruptions in North America were more explosive and may have significantly affected the environment and the global climate."Past volcanic ... Read more...

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Early Earth haze similar to Titan may have been UV shield for planet


June 4th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): A new study shows a thick organic haze that covered the Earth several billion years ago, similar to that on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, may have provided ultraviolet ... Read more...

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People Flee From Erupting Guatemala Volcano


May 30th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 30, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Guatemala volcano Pacaya erupted in a shower of molten rock, lava and debris last Thursday, leaving a person dead and a number of ... Read more...

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Volcanic ash makes Kingfisher, Air India cancel flights to London


May 17th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, May 17 (ANI): With the closure of London's Heathrow Airport and Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport due to the drifting of volcanic ash from Iceland, Kingfisher Airlines and Air India reportedly on Monday ... Read more...

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Silicates relatively uncommon deep within the Earth, finds study


May 11th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Using quantum mechanics, scientists have discovered that silicates, the most common minerals on Earth, are relatively uncommon deep within the planet.Researchers, led by a team of physicists led ... Read more...

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Howard hits Zimbabwe hurdle in bid to become ICC vice president


April 21st, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 21 (ANI): Zimbabwe is trying to convince fellow council members that the former Australian Prime Minister John Howard lacks appropriate support to bid for the vice-presidency of the International Cricket ... Read more...

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Iceland’s volcanic eruptions could continue for months: Experts


April 18th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 18(ANI): Experts have warned that Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcanic activity, which is still pumping ash into the sky and disrupting European air traffic, could last for months.When asked if it ... Read more...

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Geologists Discover The Deepest Undersea Volcanic Vent


April 13th, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Apr 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Caribbean Sea witnessed the discovery of the deepest undersea volcanic vent as a remote controlled submarine carried out a series of extensive explorations through the ... Read more...

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23-meter tsunami leaves several missing in western Peru


April 13th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by BNO News
LIMA (BNO NEWS) -- At least several people were missing after a glacier broke off and plunged into a lake in western peru on Sunday, causing a 23-meter (75-foot) tsunami that devastated ... Read more...

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Asteroid killed off the dinos, concludes international scientific panel


March 5th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): A panel of 41 international experts has determined that the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction, which wiped out the dinosaurs and more than half of species on Earth 65 million ... Read more...

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Space rock, “faster than a speeding bullet”, killed off dinos


March 4th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a giant asteroid "faster than a speeding bullet" wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.According to a report in the Express, ... Read more...

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Moderate earthquake strikes off the Samoa Islands, no damage reporte


February 7th, 2010 - 4:15 am ICT by BNO News
APIA, SAMOA (BNO NEWS) -- A moderate earthquake struck off the Samoa Islands on Saturday morning, seismologists said.The earthquake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 5.6, struck about 251 kilometers (156 miles) ... Read more...

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First earth-like planet seems to be volcanic wasteland


January 7th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 7 (IANS) The first Earth-like planet spotted outside our solar system seems to be a volcanic wasteland. The rocky planet CoRoT-7b was discovered circling a star some 480 light years from ... Read more...

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First observed Earth-like exoplanet likely a volcanic wasteland


January 6th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 6 (ANI): New research indicates that the first earth-like planet spotted outside our solar system is likely a volcanic wasteland.When scientists confirmed in October last year that they had detected ... Read more...

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Alaska volcano is still rumbling


January 2nd, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Anchorage, Jan 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Alaskan volcano Mount Redoubt is still rumbling, as it had been doing throughout the previous year. This had led many citizens to guess when the ... Read more...

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