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An opening or rupture in the earth’s surface through which lava, hot gases, and fragments of rock erupt. The effect of volcanic eruptions on humans is both direct—lava flow, tidal waves, mud slides—and indirect—releasing ash that affects the lungs or weather
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Nicaraguan rural culture, hiking, amazing views, walking in an active volcano and then of course the high adrenaline boarding down the volcano.
That active volcano is a constant threat to island residents, and obligingly provided dramatic film footage.
Part of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the world's most active volcano, Kilauea offers visitors views of a dramatic landscape.
CUMBRIA; HOT SPOT 1: Animal pyre in Penrith was seen by satellite; SICILY; HOT SPOT 2: Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano, lights up the night sky during an eruption
Sakurajima, which is on the southern edge of Japan's southwestern Kyushu island, is an active volcano that last had a major eruption in 1914, and numerous small explosions occur each year.
Popocatepetl is an active volcano, and the second tallest volcano in the country.
The Philippines' most active volcano has sent more huge lava fragments rolling down its slopes in an ongoing gentle eruption that has prompted authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said Wednesday.
Summary: Europe's tallest and most active volcano, Mount Etna, has erupted for the fifth time in 2012, spewing hot lava and ash on Sunday.
A FORMER Crosby schoolboy who grew up to be a volcanologist is leading a new study of an active volcano in Montserrat.
This one is home to the highest active volcano on the continent.