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  • Catalhoyuk Mural: The Earliest Representation of a Volcanic Eruption? [Hasan Dag]

    08/22/2018 8:26:06 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    BAR ^ | August 8, 2018 | Noah Wiener
    In the early 1960s, archaeologist James Mellaart uncovered a mural at Çatalhöyük, the world's largest and best-preserved Neolithic site, which he interpreted to represent a volcanic eruption. Fifty years later, scientific tests done on pumice at the nearby volcano Hasan Dag confirm that there was, in fact, an eruption between 9,500 and 8,400 years ago -- a timespan including the era that the mural was likely painted. ...In an Archaeology Odyssey article, Michael Balter, author of The Goddess and the Bull, wrote: "One painting, he [Mellart] thought, seemed to represent a town plan of the Neolithic village, with an erupting...
  • Hurricane Hector closing in on Hawaii and volcano

    08/05/2018 5:05:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 5, 2018 | staff
    Hurricane Hector became a Category 4 storm for a few hours early Sunday but then dipped back to Category 3, still a dangerous force, as it headed across the Pacific, threatening to hit Hawaii's Big Island and possibly its active volcano, officials said early Sunday. Hector's winds dropped to 125 mph from 130 mph, the diving line between Categories 3 and 4, early Sunday as it moved westward at 12 mph Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory.
  • Lava from the Kilauea volcano has added nearly 700 acres to Hawaii's Big Island

    07/18/2018 5:57:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 18, 2018 | Staff
    The National Guard in Hawaii is warning of new, immediate dangers to people living near the Kilauea volcano some two-and-a-half months after the eruption started. At the same time lava flow is changing the outline of the island itself and creating hundreds of acres of new land where the ocean used to be. The island has grown by nearly 700 acres, the equivalent of more than 500 football fields, reports CBS News' Carter Evans.
  • 23 injured after explosion hurls 'basketball-sized' lava bomb onto tour boat

    07/16/2018 3:24:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | 07/16/2018
    U.S. Coast Guard crews initially responded around 6 a.m. to reports that several crew members and passengers were injured aboard the roof of the boat, leaving a large hole. U.S. Coast Guard crews initially responded around 6 a.m. to reports that several crew members and passengers were injured aboard the tour boat Hot Shot. The boat returned to Wailoa Harbor in Hilo with the injured passengers around 7 a.m., county officials said.  Four passengers were taken by ambulance to the Hilo Medical Center. One person, a woman in her 20s, was in serious condition with a fractured femur. The other passengers suffered burns...
  • Hawaii volcano eruption forms new lava 'island' just off coast

    07/16/2018 2:35:55 PM PDT · by ETL · 41 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | July 16, 2018 | Travis Fedschun
    The ongoing eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano and continued lava flows into the sea has created a tiny new landmass off the Big Island, officials revealed Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the tiny island formed off the northernmost part of the ocean entry from Fissure 8, and was oozing lava similar to that of the larger lava flow along the coast. In photos posted by the agency, the "island" is just a few meters off shore, and about 20 to 30 feet in diameter. "It's most likely part of the fissure 8 flow that's entering the ocean—and possibly a...
  • At Least 4 People Die After 5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Osaka: Japanese Gov’t

    06/18/2018 8:36:07 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 9 replies
    A strong earthquake hit the Japanese city of Osaka during morning rush hour Monday, killing at least four people and injuring 214, Japan’s government says. The 5.3 magnitude quake shook Osaka, on Japan’s main Honshu Island, around 8 a.m. Monday local time (7 p.m. Sunday ET) according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The Japan Meteorology Agency put the magnitude at 5.9. It rated the quake at “6 Lower” on its JMA Seismic Intensity scale, meaning the shaking would have been severe enough to make it difficult to remain standing. And Meantime, on the other side of the Pacific, a...
  • Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has created a MILE of new land as scientists reveal [tr]

    06/08/2018 9:54:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 8, 2018 | Phoebe Weston
    Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has created nearly a mile of new land. US Geological Survey officials said the flow, which has filled Kapoho Bay, is still active and there is no way of knowing when the eruption will end or if more lava-spewing vents will open. The fast-moving lava poured into low-lying coastal Hawaii neighbourhoods in the space of just two days this week, destroying hundreds of homes. The eruptions began early last month and is believed to be the volcano's most destructive episode in modern history.
  • Shocking satellite photos show entire towns obliterated after Guatemala's 'Volcano of Fire'(tr)

    06/07/2018 9:19:04 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 6/7/18 | NIC WHITE
    Shocking satellite photos show entire towns obliterated after Guatemala's 'Volcano of Fire' buried them in tons of ash that crushed hundreds of homes and burned 300 people alive Volcan de Fuego erupted on Sunday and again on Tuesday, sending ash and smoke 20,000ft into the air Pyroclastic flows destroyed at least seven towns and turned green canyons into grey devastation Rescuers dug up 99 bodies with at least 197 people missing and, they believe, almost certainly dead Searches are hampered by rain, mudslides, poisonous gas, and 1,300F temperatures just below the surface Giant clouds of superheated smoke and ash burned...
  • How Guatemala's National Tragedy is Revealing the Future of Pan-American Relations

    06/06/2018 2:26:40 PM PDT · by fatez · 8 replies
    American Spectator ^ | June 6, 2018 | William F. Smith
    A seemingly odd fireman is fighting fires in Guatemala—Israel. Even before Guatemala’s Vulcan del Fuego resumed its restless sleep Sunday evening, Israel issued emergency aid from its embassy including $10,000 for medical purchases. The pyroclastic flow that erupted from Vulcan del Fuego slammed into the village of El Rodeo at the base of the volcano, killing at least 69. Due to the close proximity of the volcano to Guatemala City, some 1.7 million people have been affected. In response to the tragedy, President Jimmy Morales declared three days of national mourning.
  • villagers flee pyroclastic flows' from Guatemala's Volcano which has killed at least 69(TR)

    06/06/2018 5:53:03 AM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 6/6/18 | JULIAN ROBINSON
    'Run, it's coming. Let's go!' Dramatic moment truck is swallowed by an ash cloud as villagers flee '1300 Fahrenheit pyroclastic flows' from Guatemala's Volcano of Fire which has killed at least 69 Death toll from eruption of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire has risen to 69 and is expected to climb further today Crews digging through debris on smouldering terrain after volcano exploded in a hail of ash and molten rock 'Pyroclastic flows' of boiling ash, rock and water engulfed homes with temperatures climbing to 1,300F In places it was still too hot to pull out bodies so thickly coated with...
  • Ancient ashes reveal details of huge volcano

    06/04/2018 9:55:30 AM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies
    Archaeologists have discovered ashes from one of the biggest ever volcanic eruptions in recorded history. Excavations in Turkey’s ancient city of Smyrna, now located in Izmir, have revealed details from a Minoan eruption that took place some 3,600 years ago. Smyrna was established about 5,000 years ago by the Greek tribe of Aeolians and later inhabited by Ionians. It was mostly abandoned after it was captured by the Anatolian kingdom of Lydia in the 6th century B.C. Archaeologists say the ashes will tell them a lot about the history. “Now that we have identified those ashes with a more extensive...
  • Guatemala volcano eruption leaves at least 25 dead

    06/03/2018 10:20:46 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 92 replies
    Rescuers struggled to reach rural residents cut off by a volcanic eruption that killed at 25 people near Guatemala's capital, and authorities feared the death toll could rise with an undetermined number of people unaccounted for. The Volcan de Fuego, Spanish for "volcano of fire," exploded in a hail of ash and molten rock shortly before noon Sunday, blanketing nearby villages in heavy ash. Then it began sending lava flows down the mountain's flank and across homes and roads around 4 p.m. local time Eddy Sanchez, director of the country's seismology and volcanology institute, said the flows reached temperatures of...
  • Volcano lava river runs into Guatemala village, several killed

    06/03/2018 6:52:58 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 34 replies
    yahoo ^ | 6-3-18 | Sofia Menchu
    At least six people were killed and another 20 injured on Sunday when Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted violently, spewing a stream of red hot lava and belching a thick plume of black smoke and ash that rained onto the capital and other regions. "It's a river of lava that overflowed its banks and affected the Rodeo village. There are injured, burned and dead people," Sergio Cabanas, the general secretary of Guatemala's Conred disaster agency, said on radio. "We are evacuating and rescuing people and have reports of 20 wounded, six dead and disappeared," said Cabanas. An ash covered woman said...
  • Hawaii man pulls gun on neighbor checking on lava-threatened home

    06/01/2018 10:35:40 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 58 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 31, 2018 | Tamar Lapin
    A Hawaiian hothead pulled a gun on a neighbor who returned to the area to check on his lava-threatened home, according to a report. John Hubbard evidently reached a boiling point on Tuesday when he aimed his gun at Ethan Edwards and ordered the 32-year-old and his friends to leave the area around their home in Leilani Estates, where molten rock from Kilauea volcano has been flowing for about a month.
  • Dramatic volcano death: Huge flying stone crushed man in Pompeii, archaeologists discover

    06/01/2018 5:33:41 AM PDT · by ETL · 12 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | May 31, 2018 | James Rogers
    The discovery of a skeleton at the famous Pompeii archaeological site in Italy has revealed the gruesome fate that befell one of the ancient victims of the Mount Vesuvius eruption. A new excavation at the site unearthed the skeleton of a man who was crushed by a large block of stone while attempting to flee the eruption in 79 A.D. In a Facebook post on Tuesday, officials explained that the man’s body had been “hurled back” by the force of the volcano’s pyroclastic flow — a mix of hot lava fragments, ash pumice and volcanic ash. “A formidable stone block...
  • Lava From Kilauea Volcano Reaches Well at Geothermal Power Plant

    05/28/2018 9:36:32 AM PDT · by BBell · 60 replies
    https://gizmodo.com ^ | 5/28/18 | George Dvorsky
    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. “Lava flow from Fissures 7 and 21 crossed into PGV [Puna Geothermal Venture] property overnight and has now covered one well that was successfully plugged,” declared the Hawaii Civil Defense Agency in a statement released on Sunday, May 27 at 6:00 pm local time. “That well, along with a second well 100 feet [30 meters] away, are stable and secured, and are being monitored. Also due...
  • Interesting: Found a live YouTube video website link, of the Hawaii Volcano. Here it is.

    05/21/2018 11:25:12 PM PDT · by cba123 · 61 replies
    You Tube ^ | (live now) | YouTube
    Hi Everyone. OK this is a bit unusual. I was just on YouTube however, and found this live link, for the erupting volcano there right now. I will link in the next post, to the video. Live.
  • Hawaii volcano activity prompts new threats as man seriously injured from lava spatter

    05/20/2018 7:41:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    foxnews ^ | KatherineLam
    A man was seriously injured when he was hit with lava spatter while standing on his third-floor balcony — the first known injury related to Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano eruptions as new volcanic activity creates new threats in surrounding neighborhoods. The homeowner on Noni Farms Road was hit with lava on the shin and taken to the hospital with serious injuries, Janet Snyder, spokeswoman for the Office of the Mayor, told Reuters. "It hit him on the shin, and shattered everything from there down on his leg," Snyder said, adding that the lava spatter could weigh “as much as a refrigerator.”...
  • Island on fire

    05/20/2018 6:11:23 AM PDT · by texas booster · 35 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | May 20, 2018 12:05 am | Tom Callus
    HILO — A fiery river of molten rock was on a collision course Saturday night with Highway 137 and the Pacific Ocean, prompting officials to warn about hazardous volcanic gas known as “laze” if lava meets the sea. The crossing, which hadn’t happened by press time, would effectively split lower Puna in two, leaving only Highway 130 as the escape route for residents from Opihikao to Kalapana. That route remained passable after state highway crews placed plates over ground cracks formed due to magma intrusion along Kilauea’s East Rift Zone. Talmadge Magno, Hawaii County Civil Defense administrator, said there are...
  • These are the California volcanoes most likely to erupt first

    05/19/2018 1:20:17 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 18, 2018 | Amy Graff
    It's not only a possibility in the Hawaiian Islands. A chain of about 40 volcanos runs along the West Coast between Canada and Mexico and all have the potential to become active. (The potential for each peak is outlined in the gallery above.) They've all erupted at least once in the past 10,000 years and they all have a supply of magma under them.