Extreme heat of Vesuvius eruption vaporized body fluids, exploded skulls

Enlarge / Italian scientists detected red and black mineral incrustations in victims’ skulls—the iron from human blood. (credit: P. Petrone et al.) The catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD wiped out several nearby towns and killed thousands of people. It has long been supposed that the vast majority died from asphyxiation, choking on […]

Airlines Further Extend Waivers Amid Kilauea Volcanic Eruption

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Thousands flee lava & ash fallout after deadly Guatemala volcano eruption (VIDEOS)

The deadly eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire has affected more than 1.7 million people and created havoc in surrounding municipalities, sending thousands of people fleeing for their lives through streets buried in ash. As least seven people have been confirmed as killed so far – including two children who were burned to death while […]

Thousands flee lava & ash fallout after deadly Guatemala volcano eruption (VIDEOS)

The deadly eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire has affected more than 1.7 million people and created havoc in surrounding municipalities, sending thousands of people fleeing for their lives through streets buried in ash. As least seven people have been confirmed as killed so far – including two children who were burned to death while […]

Stunning images show golfers undisturbed by volcano eruption in Hawaii

Mario Tama/Getty Images Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano has experts paying attention and asking those in proximity to the eruption to be prepared. On Tuesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) raised its alert level to “red,” indicating that “Major volcanic eruption is imminent, underway, or suspected with hazardous activity both on the ground and in the air.” Still, at […]

Hawaii’s Big Island Declared ‘Major Disaster’ by Trump Administration as Eruption Continues

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Hawaii Rocked by Largest Earthquake in 43 Years as Volcano Eruption Expands

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‘Something broken in US State Dept?’ Russian Embassy bewildered by Nauert’s Twitter eruption

The Russian Embassy in Washington DC believes that something might be “broken” in the US State Department, given the recent barrage of tweets targeting Moscow by spokesperson Heather Nauert. Over the last 24 hours, Heather Nauert has unleashed a massive anti-Russian campaign on Twitter: Blaming Russia for civilian casualties in Syria; praising the controversial Oscar-winning […]

Is it safe to go to Japan? Travel update and advice following Shinmoedake volcano eruption

A volcano has erupted in Japan, on the island of Kyushu, an island in the south and over 600 miles from Tokyo. Shinmoedake volcano is currently spewing 6,900 feet of ash and smoke into the air. It is the first time it has erupted in six years, and has resulted in travel warnings and flight […]