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Which Volcanoes Are Most Overdue for Eruption? Which Volcanoes Are Most Overdue for Eruption?

The recent volcanic eruptions in Hawaii and Guatemala are potent reminders that our planet is capable of unleashing its pent up fury at virtually any given time. Predicting eruptions isn’t easy, but some volcanoes are more worrisome than others.

Eruption of Fuego Volcano in Guatemala Kills Dozens Eruption of Fuego Volcano in Guatemala Kills Dozens

A volcano southwest of Guatemala City has erupted for the second time in five months, sending a deadly plume of super-heated rock and gas into the rural communities below. At least 25 people have been killed, but the death toll is expected to rise.

Hottest, Fastest Lava Yet Prompts Further Evacuations in Hawaii Hottest, Fastest Lava Yet Prompts Further Evacuations in Hawaii

Residents of two Big Island communities have been advised to evacuate, as fast-moving magma from the Kilauea volcano threatens the few remaining escape routes. “Heed evacuation orders,” warned Hawaii’s mayor, “or you’re on your own.”

Pompeii Resident Had His Head Crushed by a Giant Stone While Fleeing Eruption Pompeii Resident Had His Head Crushed by a Giant Stone While Fleeing Eruption

The first major discovery at a new excavation site in Pompeii is turning out to be something right out of a disaster movie.

Lava From Kilauea Volcano Reaches Well at Geothermal Power Plant Lava From Kilauea Volcano Reaches Well at Geothermal Power Plant

Lava from Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano has reached the Puna Geothermal Venture plant, covering a well and threatening another. At the same time, fast-moving lava flows are now threatening nearby communities, prompting new evacuations.

New Evacuation Plan in Place as Third Kilauea Lava Flow Reaches Ocean New Evacuation Plan in Place as Third Kilauea Lava Flow Reaches Ocean

US Marine Corps stationed in Hawaii are now on standby to help with evacuations should lava flows cut off the only remaining escape route from the beleaguered Puna neighborhood. The latest threat comes as the Big Island enters its fourth week of eruptions, and as a third lava flow reaches the ocean.

Creeping Lava Now Threatens Major Hawaiian Power Plant Creeping Lava Now Threatens Major Hawaiian Power Plant

Molten lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has entered the grounds of Puna Geothermal Venture, a geothermal power plant that provides about 25 percent of the Big Island’s power.

Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Is Now Spewing Large 'Ballistic' Rocks Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Is Now Spewing Large 'Ballistic' Rocks

As if the residents of Hawaii’s Big Island don’t have enough to worry about already, the US Geological Survey is now warning residents of yet another threat: large rocks shooting from Kilauea’s crater. Several rocks, including one measuring two feet wide, have already fallen— but the situation could get even worse.

Eruption of Kilauea Volcano Triggers Mandatory Evacuations on Hawaii's Big Island Eruption of Kilauea Volcano Triggers Mandatory Evacuations on Hawaii's Big Island

The governor of Hawaii has declared a local state of emergency in the vicinity of the Mount Kilauea volcano following an eruption late yesterday on the state’s Big Island. Dramatic video footage of the eruption showed plumes of magma shooting into the air, while lava poured from a fissure that opened up near a…

Powerful Earthquake Hits Taiwan, Partially Collapses Hotel Powerful Earthquake Hits Taiwan, Partially Collapses Hotel

A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan today, causing damage and a partially collapsed hotel building, sources report.

Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Strikes Peru Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Strikes Peru

A “strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake” struck the southern coast of Peru on Sunday morning, leaving at least one dead, several missing, and dozens injured, CNBC reported.

Devastating Wildfires Continue to Wreak Havoc Across Southern California Devastating Wildfires Continue to Wreak Havoc Across Southern California

With powerful Santa Ana winds gusting as high as 80 miles per hour, firefighters are bracing themselves for another challenging day in Southern California. Over the course of the week, destructive wildfires in the state have forced the evacuation of more than 230,000 people, destroyed hundreds of homes, and torched…

Thousands Forced to Evacuate as Catastrophic Wildfires Continue to Ravage California Thousands Forced to Evacuate as Catastrophic Wildfires Continue to Ravage California

In what’s already been a particularly cruel wildfire season for California, a series of fast-moving blazes have torched more than 65,000 acres since Monday, destroying hundreds of homes and forcing thousands to flee. Alarmingly, winds are expected to pick up in the coming days, making a bad situation potentially worse.

Hey, Maybe Don't Fly Drones Where Firefighters Are Trying to Save Lives Hey, Maybe Don't Fly Drones Where Firefighters Are Trying to Save Lives

It’s understandable that UAV enthusiasts might be tempted to grab amazing footage of ongoing disasters like the northern California wildfires—providing a unique perspective of a climate change-fueled catastrophe which has now killed at least 41 people, burned down thousands of buildings and laid waste to hundreds of…

Northern California Wildfires Death Toll Rises to 38 Northern California Wildfires Death Toll Rises to 38

The 15 separate wildfires ravaging northern California over the past week have now claimed 38 lives, the L.A. Times reported on Saturday, and scorched an astonishing 220,000 acres.

Puerto Rico Remains Mostly in the Dark and Badly in Need of Aid Puerto Rico Remains Mostly in the Dark and Badly in Need of Aid

Sometimes, space offers a striking vantage for visualizing the scale of a crisis. Satellite photos of Puerto Rico at night before and after Hurricane Maria roared through show an island stripped of its electricity—and they remind us just how long it’s going to take the battered US territory to recover.

Why the Everglades Might Never Look the Same After Hurricane Irma Why the Everglades Might Never Look the Same After Hurricane Irma

As Hurricane Irma rakes the west coast of Florida, all eyes are on the cities and human lives in the storm’s path. But Irma is also hammering the Florida Everglades, and the scientists familiar with this fragile ecosystem are concerned the storm could deliver a devastating blow.

Hurricane Irma Is Now Heading Towards West Florida, and There's No Time Left Hurricane Irma Is Now Heading Towards West Florida, and There's No Time Left

Hurricane Irma, which has been downgraded to a Category 3 storm as it closes in on Florida, is now expected to swing west, regain power and rake the state’s west coast on its way north, the National Hurricane Center said on Saturday.

Richard Branson Is Having a Weird Sleepover With 'Young People' During Hurricane Irma Richard Branson Is Having a Weird Sleepover With 'Young People' During Hurricane Irma

Let’s talk about a few facts. Billionaire party enthusiast Richard Branson owns a private isle in the Virgin Islands. Branson’s island sits squarely in the path of Hurricane Irma, one the strongest storms the Atlantic has ever seen. Rather than retreat to a safer location, Branson has collected a mysterious group of…

Donald Trump Is Impressed by Hurricane Harvey and He's Letting Everyone Know Donald Trump Is Impressed by Hurricane Harvey and He's Letting Everyone Know

This weekend Category 4 storm Hurricane Harvey, the biggest natural disaster of President Donald Trump’s presidency so far, barreled into southeast Texas, whipping coastal areas with 130 miles per hour (209 kilometers per hour) winds and causing unprecedented, catastrophic flooding in the Houston/Galveston region.

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