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Seismologists Warn Catastrophic Yellowstone Eruption Imminent magma chamber pressure buildingPublished on Feb 14, 2018 YELLOWSTONE Supervolcano is “under strain” according to a group of seismologists who are monitoring the potentially catastrophic volcano, prompting fears an eruption is imminent. A process known as deformation, where subsurface rocks subtly change shapes, is occurring beneath the surface of Yellowstone which alerts experts.

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MEXICO: M5.9 QUAKE SHAKES OAXACA, BUILDINGS HEAVILY DAMAGED, NO CASUALTIES  February 19, 2018 
A powerful 5.9 magnitude earthquake has struck the Mexican state of Oaxaca, with shockwaves hitting the country’s capital Mexico City. The quake rocked Oaxaca state in southwestern Mexico, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The epicenter, which lay at a depth of 40km, was close to the city of Pinotepa Nacional, which has a population of 26,000. The earthquake woke residents of Mexico City, with many people running into the streets. Emma Torres Cantú@EmmaTorres_RT Se activó el protocolo de revisión en la
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Powerful Eruption Mount Sinabung Volcano in Sumatra
The eruption of the volcano has not ended:  Just a few days after the official alert status of the volcano had been decreased from 4 (highest) to 3 on the Indonesian scale of 1-4, a sudden, moderately violent explosion occurred this morning. 


The short-lived explosion began at 11:49 local time and produced a dense ash-loaded plume that rose quickly to approx. 1500 m above the volcano. It seems likely to have been a vulcanian-style explosion, caused by sudden release of accumulated gas pressure trapped inside the sticky magma in the upper conduit and shows that even though the overall activity has been slowing down and the eruption is likely approaching its end, the volcano remains dangerous.











A high impact volcanic ash eruption started at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia at 01:53 UTC on Monday, February 19, 2018. Pyroclastic flows traveled 3.5 km (2.1 miles) and 4.9 km (3 miles) from the summit. Ash plume was reaching an altitude of 16.7 km (5…