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Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Lava Inches Toward Homes

By Meera Dolasia on September 7, 2014
Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Lava Inches Toward Homes

Mention Hawaii and the first thing that comes to mind are the pristine beaches. What is not as well known is that Hawaii's Big Island is also home to some of the world's most active volcanoes, including the spectacular Kilauea! While the dynamic volcano has been erupting almost nonstop since 1983, some years, the amount of magma coughed up is larger than others.

Researchers Discover Active Volcano Under Antarctic Ice

By Allegra Staples on November 25, 2013
Researchers Discover Active Volcano Under Antarctic Ice

While above-ground active volcanoes in the Antarctica are nothing new, finding one that is buried deep inside its thick ice layer is certainly a first. The exciting discovery was revealed in the November issue of Nature Geoscience by researchers from the Washington University in St. Louis, who stumbled upon the frozen continent's well-kept secret, accidentally.

Video of the Week- Costa Rican Village Showered With Flower Petals

By Kavi Dolasia on November 11, 2013
Video of the Week- Costa Rican Village Showered With Flower Petals

We see commercials all the time. Some like the ones created by LG Electronics are funny, while others are just straight-up boring. But very few are as mesmerizing as the one recently created by Sony Corporation to showcase the clarity of their new 55' and 65' 4K ultra high definition televisions.

Video Of The Week- It IS Possible To Walk On Lava!

By Shira Shans on July 1, 2013
Video Of The Week- It IS Possible To Walk On Lava!

In 2012, a video of a 'lava art craft walker' taking five steps against flowing lava on Sicily's Mount Etna, was posted on YouTube. Not surprisingly, it caused many viewers to question if a feat like that was even possible. Now, a geologist explains how it could have been done, though he also warns that one should never try it, because a slight stumble and fall into the molten lava whose temperature ranges from 700°C to 1200°C, could result in the water inside the human body to vaporize, and cause it to 'explode from within'!

Lava From Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Spills Into The Ocean

By Meera Dolasia on December 2, 2012
Lava From Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Spills Into The Ocean

Hawaii's Big Island is home to some of the world's most active volcanoes. However, none are as dynamic or spectacular as the Kilauea, which has been erupting almost nonstop since 1983. However, its recent explosion was so large that for the first time ever, the lava has made a seven-mile journey right into the ocean, making for some stunning visuals!

Underwater Volcano Eruption Spews A Massive 'Raft' Of Rocks Off The Coast Of New Zealand

By Meera Dolasia on August 18, 2012
Underwater Volcano Eruption Spews A Massive 'Raft' Of Rocks Off The Coast Of New Zealand

On Thursday August 9th, a New Zealand Air Force plane flying about 1,000 kilometers northeast of the island's biggest city, Auckland, encountered a strange sight - A brilliant white light that resembled an ice shelf, sparkling from the clear blue waters of the South Pacific ocean.

Volcano Boarding Anyone?

By Meera Dolasia on March 21, 2012
Volcano Boarding Anyone?

While snowboarding was once considered an exciting sport practiced only by an elite few, today it is one even young kids seem to master quite easily. It is therefore no wonder that adventurers seeking an adrenilin rush are resorting to a new thrill - Volcano Boarding!

Spectacular Eruption At Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcano

By Meera Dolasia on June 7, 2011
Spectacular Eruption At Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcano

Before the ash from Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano has even had a chance to settle down, another spectacular eruption is making headlines. This time around, it is not in Iceland but in the world's other volcano hotspot - Chile. After being dormant for over 50 years, one of the craters of the Puyenhue-Cordon Caulle volcano suddenly came to life on Saturday, June 4th and erupted with a fury, that has not been seen in recent times.

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