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  1. News - Asia - PAPUA NEW GUINEA

    Volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea forcing communites to evacuate and flights to re-route

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 01:41pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... and rumbling noises,” the Rabaul Volcanological Observatory said. Flight paths between Sydney and [Tokyo] Narita, and Sydney and Shanghai have been altered as a result of the volcanic ash cloud over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581674/volcano-erupts-papua-new-guinea-forcing-communites-evacuate-and-flights-re
  2. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Disputes over sovereignty hide quake and tsunami danger in Manila Trench

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:57am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Renato Solidum, director of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, told local GMA News in April that a magnitude 8.2 earthquake in the Manila Trench could trigger tsunamis 10 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1565217/disputes-over-sovereignty-hide-quake-and-tsunami-danger-manila-trench
  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes off coast of southern Philippines

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:16pm by Reuters in Manila

    ... initially said the quake was magnitude 6. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology measured the quake at 6.1 magnitude. The quake was detected 88 kilometres southeast from the coastal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1554048/strong-magnitude-64-earthquake-strikes-southern-philippines
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's nuclear safety regulator accused of ignoring risk from volcanoes

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 10:17pm by Reuters

    ... a professor of volcanology at the University of Tokyo, who advised officials when they were forming regulatory guidelines for monitoring volcanoes. Eruptions that form calderas are devastating, ... But Toshitsugu Fujii, the head of the Japan Meteorological Agency's volcanic eruption monitoring committee and honorary professor of volcanology at the University of Tokyo, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1525461/japans-nuclear-safety-regulator-accused-ignoring-risk-volcanoes
  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Volcanic eruption in Java kills three, prompts mass evacuation

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 09:47am by AGENCIES

    ... masks. The Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation said there was  little chance of another eruption as powerful as Thursday night’s, but tremors  around the volcano could still ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1427623/thousands-indonesians-flee-deadly-volcano-mount-kelud-erupts
  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Sinabung volcano in Sumatra and Java's Merapi erupt, hitting flights

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 12:02am by AFP

    ... on western Sumatra island, which has been erupting on and off since mid-September, shot volcanic ash 8,000 metres into the air, the Geological Disaster Mitigation and Volcanology Centre said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1359791/sinabung-volcano-sumatra-and-javas-merapi-erupt-hitting-flights
  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Hundreds evacuated after Indonesia volcano erupts and kills five

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 02:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Maroule

    ... “It’s not erupting any more, the volcano seems to be normal,” he said. But Surono, head of the state volcanology centre, warned: “The volcano still has the potential to erupt again. “Rokatenda ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1296102/hundreds-evacuated-after-indonesia-volcano-erupts-and-kills-five
  8. News - World - HERITAGE

    China's Tianshan among new Unesco World Heritage sites

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of the most-studied in the world and "continues to influence volcanology, geophysics and other earth science disciplines", it said. According to local legend, on Etna there is a sweet chestnut tree ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1266326/chinas-tianshan-among-new-unesco-world-heritage-sites
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - GEOLOGY

    Volcano-induced die-off paved way for dinosaurs, study suggests

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by L A TIMES

    ... Geoffrey Mohan Research suggests volcanic eruptions tore earth apart, causing mass death and ushering in the biggest biological shift in the planet's history Lava caused mass death before dinosaur era: study More than 200 million years ago, toothy cr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1198155/volcano-induced-die-paved-way-dinosaurs-study-suggests
  10. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand volcano used as Mount Doom in Lord of the Rings may erupt

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Wellington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Pressure, temperature building underground in a volcano used in the 'Lord of the Rings' movies 'Mount Doom' in danger of erupting A volcano that doubled as Mount Doom in The Lord of the Rings series o ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1086349/new-zealand-volcano-used-mount-doom-lord-rings-may-erupt

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