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Indonesian Volcano Erupts

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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A volcano in central Indonesia spit ash, rocks and smoke hundreds of meters into the air overnight, but experts say the eruption posed no threat to people living on the mountain’s slopes. The area has been on highest alert since Monday, when authorities started evacuating villages in the path of the smoke and ash. So […]

Indonesia to Evacuate Hundreds Living Near Active Volcano

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian officials said Monday they will evacuate hundreds of people living near Mount Lokon on Sulawesi island after raising the volcano’s danger status to the highest level – red alert. A government volcanologist said there had been a significant rise in volcanic activity in the past few days. He said the volcano spewed ash 500 […]

Indonesian Volcano Erupts

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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A volcano erupted in central Indonesia early Sunday, but so far poses no danger to people. Scientists say no one was injured when Mount Soputan, located on Sulawesi island, exploded. Officials say the nearest villages are well outside the danger zone and there are no immediate evacuation plans. Soputan, one of Sulawesi’s most active volcanoes, […]

Chilean Volcano Still Causing Widespread Flight Disruptions

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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A cloud of ash from a volcano in Chile is disrupting air travel for a fourth day Wednesday, forcing the cancellation of flights in South America, Australia and New Zealand. More than 60,000 passengers have already been stranded. Virgin Australia said Wednesday the ash cloud would be too low to avoid on flights to and […]

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Chilean Volcano Causes More Flight Disruptions

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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A cloud of ash from a volcano in Chile is disrupting air travel for a fourth day Wednesday, forcing the cancellation of flights in South America, Australia and New Zealand. More than 60,000 passengers have already been stranded. Virgin Australia said Wednesday the ash cloud would be too low to avoid on flights to and […]

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Chilean Volcano Causes More Flight Disruptions

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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A cloud of ash from a volcano in Chile is disrupting air travel for a fourth day Wednesday, forcing the cancellation of flights in South America, Australia and New Zealand. More than 60,000 passengers have been stranded have already been stranded. Virgin Australia said Wednesday the ash cloud would be too low to avoid on […]

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Eritrea Volcano Disrupts East Africa Air Travel

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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The ash cloud from an erupting volcano in Eritrea is disrupting air travel in parts of East Africa. Officials with Ethiopian Airlines says the company canceled flights to Djibouti, northern Ethiopia and the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on Tuesday. Earlier, Germany’s Lufthansa canceled a flight from Eritrea’s capital, Asmara, and a flight from Frankfurt to […]

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Chile Volcano Causing Widespread Flight Disruptions

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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A cloud of ash from an erupting volcano in southern Chile has – for a third day, Tuesday – disrupted air travel in South America, Australia and New Zealand, causing widespread delays. More than 60,000 passengers have been stranded. While flights in some areas have resumed, including Melbourne, planes to and from New Zealand and […]

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Chile Volcano Causing Widespread Flight Disruptions

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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A cloud of ash from an erupting volcano in southern Chile has – for a third day, Tuesday – disrupted air travel in South America, Australia and New Zealand, causing widespread delays. More than 60,000 passengers have been stranded. While flights in some areas have resumed, including Melbourne, planes to and from New Zealand and […]

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Eritrea Volcano Threatens African Air Travel

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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A long dormant volcano has erupted in Eritrea, spewing a huge ash cloud across the Horn of Africa and threatening air travel. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center, which monitors volcanos for the aviation industry, says the Dubbi volcano began erupting late Sunday. Germany’s Lufthansa says it cancelled a flight out of the Eritrean capital, Asmara, […]

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