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El Salvador is building a volcano-powered "Bitcoin City" with no taxes

From Bloomberg: El Salvador intends to issue the world's first sovereign Bitcoin bonds and build Bitcoin City, which will be free of income, property and capital gains taxes, President Nayib Bukele announced in the beach town of Mizata to a crowd of cheering Bitcoin enthusiasts.  — Read the rest
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Italian island of Vulcano orders partial evacuation after increased activity

Mayor of island that gave volcanoes their name also bans tourists after rise in sulphurous gasesThe mayor of the island of Vulcano, in Sicily’s Aeolian archipelago, has ordered the evacuation of about 150 people and banned tourists due to increased volcanic activity and gases in the area.Last October, Italy’s civil protection agency issued an amber alert for the tiny island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, about 15 miles (25km) north of Sicily, after a series of significant changes in volcanic parameters....
Tags: Europe, World news, Italy, Volcanoes, Sicily, Tyrrhenian Sea, VULCANO


Ghostly subatomic particles help scientists peer inside the guts of dangerous volcanoes

An aerial view of the Sakurajima Volcano in Japan's Kagoshima Bay.Jun Asano/Getty Subatomic particles called muons are born from cosmic rays bombarding the atmosphere. Because muons can penetrate objects, scientists are using them to peek inside volcanoes. This technique — called muography — may help experts predict volcanic eruptions, research suggests. Muons are everywhere. Unbeknownst to you, several hundred strike your head every second. These subatomic particles — created when cosmic...
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Links: Field tripping in Nevada, mostly along I-80 and Highway 50

A River Runs through It [link to download], ESW 2016, E-59 NBMG: Truckee River Reno to Pyramid Lake1915 Pleasant Valley earthquake centennial field trip guidebook: A public field trip to visit the largest earthquake in Nevada's history [link to download] E-58 NBMG: 50 miles south of WinnemuccaFire and Ice—Geology of the Mount Rose quadrangle, Lake Tahoe, and the Carson Range [link to download pdf], ESW 2015, E-57 NBMG: Galena Creek Visitor Center to Incline VillageCarson Rocks! A Sesquicentennia...
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Volcanic rocks cover water off Japan's Okinawa after 1,500km journey – video

A Japanese artist has filmed herself trying to swim in a sea with a layer of pumice rocks about 30cm deep in the water. The stones are believed to have travelled almost 1,500km from an eruption in the Pacific's Ogasawara Islands in August Continue reading...
Tags: Japan, World news, Volcanoes, Pacific, Okinawa, Ogasawara Islands


Pumice stones from undersea volcano wash ashore in Japan – video

Drone footage shows vast amounts of pumice pebbles, spewed out months ago by an undersea volcano, clogging up a fishing port in Kagoshima prefecture, in southern Japan. The pumice has so far affected 19 ports in Kagoshima, and 11 on Okinawa, putting hundreds of fishing boats out of action and damaging the tourism industry.Japan ports swamped by pumice spewed from undersea volcano  Continue reading...
Tags: Japan, Asia Pacific, Volcanoes, Okinawa, Kagoshima


Japan ports swamped by pumice spewed from undersea volcano

Dozens of fishing vessels and ports have been damaged, with tonnes of the floating pebbles being removed from coastlines every dayVast amounts of pumice pebbles, spewed out months ago by an undersea volcano, has clogged dozens of ports and damaged fishing boats along Japan’s southernmost coastlines.Deputy chief cabinet secretary Yoshihiko Isozaki said on Friday that the pumice had so far affected 11 ports on Okinawa and 19 others in the Kagoshima prefecture, on Japan’s southernmost island of Kyu...
Tags: Japan, Asia Pacific, Volcanoes, Kyushu, Okinawa, Kagoshima, Yoshihiko Isozaki


La Palma’s ashen landscapes – in pictures

On the Spanish island of La Palma the Cumbre Vieja volcano has been spewing ash for more than five weeks. Photographer Susana Vera takes a closer look Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Spain, World news, Volcanoes, Susana Vera, La Palma, La Palma the Cumbre Vieja


Lava streams continue to pour from La Palma volcano – in pictures

The Cumbra Vieja volcano continues to wreak havoc on the Canary island of La Palma. The eruption has continued for more than a month and is yet to show any sign of easing Continue reading...
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Underwater footage shows La Palma volcano ash covering marine life – video

Footage shows how the Cumbre Vieja volcano eruption has affected the marine ecosystem at the lava delta. Habitats are seen covered by volcanic ash and lava landslides down to depths of 400 metres in La Palma. The delta emerged on 29 September when lava from the volcano crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. The Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted on 19 September, with the eruption showing few signs of abating so far after destroying 2,000 buildings and forcing thousands to leave their homesDogs trapped by La...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Volcanoes, La Palma, Cumbre Vieja, Atlantic Ocean The Cumbre Vieja


La Palma: drone footage reveals massive river of lava – video

Drone footage surveying the Cumbre Vieja volcano shows a massive river of thick lava flowing towards the Atlantic Ocean. Approximately 7,500 people have been forced to leave their homes since the Cumbre Vieja began erupting more than a month ago. Scientists say the eruption could go on for three monthsDogs trapped by La Palma eruption ‘saved by mysterious gang’ Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Volcanoes, Atlantic Ocean, La Palma, Cumbre Vieja


China brought the first moon rocks back to Earth in 45 years. They hint at mysterious volcanic eruptions.

Lunar samples from the Chang'e-5 mission at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, October 15, 2021. Jin Liwang/Xinhua/Getty Images China's Chang'e-5 mission brought rocks from the moon to Earth for the first time in 45 years. The rock samples are the remnants of ancient lava flows and date back 2 billion years. That's nearly 1 billion years later than scientists thought the moon could have had volcanic eruptions. Volcanoes on...
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Dogs trapped by La Palma eruption ‘saved by mysterious gang’

Group calling itself A-Team releases video claiming to have rescued animals, ahead of drone attemptAttempts to use drones to rescue of a group of dogs stranded by the volcanic eruption on the Canary island of La Palma appear to have been pre-empted after a mysterious gang calling itself the A-Team claimed to have retrieved the animals using rather less hi-tech methods.The eruption – which began on 19 September on the Cumbre Vieja ridge, one of the most active volcanic regions in the archipelago ...
Tags: Europe, Spain, Volcanoes, La Palma, Cumbre Vieja


Drone search widens for dogs trapped by La Palma eruption

Operators are searching for four to six dogs cut off by lava flows and will drop bait to entice them out of hidingDrone operators on the Canary island of La Palma have launched a high-stakes effort to search for and retrieve at least four dogs who have been stranded for weeks by the continuing volcanic eruption.The eruption – which began on 19 September on the Cumbre Vieja ridge, one of the most active volcanic regions in the archipelago – has destroyed more than 2,000 properties, forced the eva...
Tags: Europe, Spain, Volcanoes, La Palma, Cumbre Vieja


A volcanic eruption unearthed a pair of sunken ships on Iwo Jima

The underwater volcano Fukutoku-Okanoba, located about 800 miles south of Tokyo, erupted on August 13. Two months later, researchers from the Comprehensive Volcano Research Center of the National Institute of Earth Sciences and Disaster Prevention of Japan have found that the eruption has caused a new island to form on the surface of the sea, according to the Smithsonian Institution. — Read the rest
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Drone rescue plan for dogs trapped by La Palma volcano

Crew prepare for mission to evacuate four dogs stranded on Spanish island between rivers of red-hot lavaAn unprecedented drone operation is being prepared to rescue four dogs stranded for weeks between rivers of red-hot lava streaming from an erupting volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma.The emaciated dogs are stranded in two empty water tanks in the town of Todoque, flanked by slow-moving lava flows from the Cumbre Vieja volcano that erupted on 19 September . Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Volcanoes, La Palma, Cumbre Vieja, Todoque


Volcano spews ash two miles into the sky in Japan – video

A volcano blasted ash two miles into the sky after erupting on Japan's southern island of Kyushu on Wednesday.Officials warned of a risk of large falling rocks and lava flows within a radius of about half a mile around the mountain's crater, but there were no immediate reports of casualties. Mount Aso erupted at about 11.43am local time (0343 BST), and the ash falls have been showering nearby towns in the prefecture of Kumamoto Continue reading...
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‘Sensational’: skeleton buried in Vesuvius eruption found at Herculaneum

Archaeologists find remains of fugitive during first dig at site near Pompeii in almost three decadesThe partially mutilated remains of a man buried by the AD79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius at Herculaneum, the ancient Roman town close to Pompeii, have been discovered in what Italy’s culture minister described as a “sensational” find.Archaeologists said the man, believed to have been aged between 40 and 45, was killed just steps away from the sea as he tried to flee the eruption. Continue reading.....
Tags: Europe, Science, World news, Italy, Volcanoes, Archaeology, Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum


Fast-flowing river of lava pours from La Palma volcano in Canary Islands – video

Hot lava continues to gush from the Spanish Cumbre Vieja volcano. About 300 more people fled their homes early on Thursday as flows of molten rock threatened to engulf another area in La Palma. Emergency crews gave people living between the towns of Tazacorte and La Laguna a few hours to collect their belongings and pets and go to a meeting point. Nearly 600 hectares (1,500 acres) of land and more than 1,000 homes have been destroyed since the eruption began on 19 SeptemberLa Palma volcano: gian...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Volcanoes, Canary Islands, Palma, La Palma, La Laguna, La Palma Emergency, Tazacorte


La Palma volcano: giant boulders float down rivers of lava – video

Drone footage shows lava flows carrying huge boulders from the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma. The advancing rivers of molten rock prompted a lockdown on Monday, as houses in their path were destroyed. More than 1,000 homes have been destroyed since the eruption began on 19 September, and 6,000 people have been evacuated from the areaAt least four buildings on La Palma destroyed by volcano Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Volcanoes, La Palma, Cumbre Vieja


Lightning flashes over La Palma volcano as lava engulfs buildings – video

The red-hot eruption from the volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma was accompanied by flashes of lightning early on Saturday. A study published in 2016 by the journal Geophysical Research Letters found lightning can be produced during volcanic eruptions because the collision of ash particles creates an electrical chargeAt least four buildings on La Palma destroyed by volcano Continue reading...
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At least four buildings on La Palma destroyed by volcano

Buildings near the crater on the Spanish island were engulfed by lava on Saturday morningBuildings near the volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma were engulfed by rivers of lava early on Saturday, with the drama of the red-hot eruption intensified by the spectacle of flashes of lightning.The magma destroyed at least four buildings in the village of Callejon de la Gata, witnesses said. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Spain, Volcanoes, Natural Disasters, La Palma, Callejon de la Gata


Lava spews from La Palma volcano after crater collapses – video

The Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Canary island of La Palma threw lava and rocks into the air as the eruption continued to gather momentum. Local media reported that the north side of the crater had collapsed late on Sunday, causing a faster flow of lava. Cadena Ser radio said the collapse had formed a new lava flow that was threatening several nearby towns Canary Islands volcano ‘much more aggressive’ as new fissures erupt‘Volcanic eruptions are like cats’: the La Palma volcano explained Continue...
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La Palma volcano: Lava spews towards sea after further eruptions – video

Further eruptions from Cumbre Vieja volcano  on the Canary Island of La Palma have blown open two more fissures, sending molten rock spewing towards the sea.Since Cumbre Vieja began erupting on 19 September, activity has "intensified" with earthquakes  registered near the active volcano. Residents have been ordered to stay indoors to avoid worsening air quality, or to evacuate from nearby townsCanary Islands volcano ‘much more aggressive’ as new fissures erupt Continue reading...
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‘Volcanic eruptions are like cats’: the La Palma volcano explained

The ongoing eruption in the Canary Islands has raised concerns over cancelled holidays and a potential tsunami. Here a volcanologist weighs the risksOn 19 September, after 50 years of magmatic quiescence, the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma roared back to life. Ash speckled the sky, and molten rock cooking at 1,075C (1,967F) oozed from several fresh fissures and cascaded down the volcano’s western flanks in the form of hadean rivers, ploughing through houses and farms with...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Spain, World news, Volcanoes, Tsunamis, Canary Islands, Canary Islands Holidays, La Palma, Cumbre Vieja


Canary Islands volcano ‘much more aggressive’ as new fissures erupt

More lava spews out onto La Palma island as scientists record eight earthquakes up to magnitude 3.5 The erupting volcano on Spain’s Canary Islands has blown open two more fissures, with authorities reporting “intense” activity in the area.The new fissures, about 15 metres (50 feet) apart, sent streaks of fiery red and orange molten rock down toward the sea, parallel to an earlier flow that reached the Atlantic Ocean earlier this week. Continue reading...
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Drone footage shows path of devastation from La Palma's Cumbre Vieja volcano – video

Drone footage captures the devastation wrought by the Cumbre Vieja volcano, which has been ejecting ash, smoke and lava over the Canary island of La Palma for more than 10 days.Since erupting on 19 September, the volcano has destroyed more than 800 buildings, as well as banana plantations, roads and other infrastructure.About 6,000 people have been evacuated and are yet to return to their houses, a local government spokesperson said. Canary Islands lava peninsula in the Atlantic doubles in size ...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Atlantic, Volcanoes, Canary Islands, La Palma, Cumbre Vieja


Canary Islands lava peninsula in the Atlantic doubles in size

Volcano on La Palma has been steadily spewing molten rock into the sea, enlarging the size of the islandLava from the volcano in Spain’s Canary Islands that began cascading into the ocean two days ago has already covered an area bigger than 25 football pitches.By late Thursday, the newly wrought peninsula on La Palma had doubled in size to 20 hectares (50 acres) since the morning, according to the Volcanic Institute of the Canaries (Involcan). Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Atlantic, Volcanoes, Canary Islands, La Palma


Warnings as Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts and spews lava

One of the world’s most active volcanoes destroyed 700 homes and displaced thousands when it erupted in 2018One of the most active volcanoes on Earth, Hawaii’s Kilauea, has begun erupting, the US Geological Survey has confirmed.Webcam footage of the volcano’s Halemaumau crater showed lava fountains covering the floor of the crater and billowing clouds of volcanic gas were rising into the air. The same area has been home to a large lava lake at various times throughout the volcano’s eruptive past...
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Steaming pyramid of rock emerges from water off La Palma as lava reaches the sea and cools – video

A steaming pyramid of black rock has emerged from the Atlantic waves off the coast of the Canary island of La Palma after lava from the volcanic eruption, which began 10 days ago, finally reached the sea late on Tuesday.The eruption – which began on 19 September on the Cumbre Vieja ridge, one of the most active volcanic regions in the archipelago – has destroyed more than 650 properties, forced the evacuation of more than 6,000 people, and devastated La Palma’s banana plantations. Continue readi...
Tags: Europe, Spain, Atlantic, Volcanoes, La Palma, Cumbre Vieja