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NASA has a $3.5 billion idea to save Earth from a supervolcano apocalypse

Yellowstone National Park sits atop a massive supervolcano that’s considered one of the greatest volcano threats in the county. While experts estimate that a super-eruption might not happen for another few million years, NASA scientists performed a thought experiment to determine how we could prevent Yellowstone from erupting. Their hypothetical […]
NASA has a $3.5 billion idea to save Earth from a supervolcano apocalypse
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Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has exploded, sending ash clouds 30,000 feet into the sky — here are before-and-after photos of the destruction

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano exploded Thursday morning, sending an ash plume thousands of feet into the sky. The eruption occurred shortly after 4 a.m. local time, Hawaii’s Civil Defence Agency said. The eruption shot ash more than 30,000 feet up. Authorities evacuated people from around Kilauea’s crater area and warned those […]
Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has exploded, sending ash clouds 30,000 feet into the sky  —  here are before-and-after photos of the destruction
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The biggest volcano eruptions in recorded history

The Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) ranks volcano eruptions by size and power. The scale goes from VEI-0 to VEI-8 and measures ash, lava, and rock ejected. VEI-1 is a gentle eruption that can happen frequently. Italy’s Mt. Stromboli has been erupting almost continuously for 2,000 years. VEI-6s are colossal eruptions […]
The biggest volcano eruptions in recorded history