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The Lake Nyos disaster was a carbon dioxide eruption that killed over 1,700 people in Cameroon on Aug. 26, 1986. Carbon dioxide trapped near the bottom of Lake Nyos rose to the surface and escaped into the atmosphere, su... More »

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A volcanic eruption is the expulsion of magma and gas from the Earth's interior. Most current volcanic eruptions are the result of one of three eruption mechanisms. More »

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The volcano Popocatépetl produces magma that is primarily andesite mixed with some dacite as of the current eruption cycle including 2015. This active stratovolcano, the second tallest peak in Mexico, has erupted primari... More »

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A volcanic eruption sometimes triggers other natural disasters, including floods, landslides, earthquakes and forest fires. The ash in the air affects both humans and animals. While the initial eruption usually releases ... More »

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No two volcanoes are exactly the same, as they all have differences in dimensions of their mountains and craters, as well as their relative frequency and type of eruption. Volcanoes come in cinder cone, shield and strato... More »

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Pyroclastic eruptions involve either explosions of mainly solid rock, ash and hot gases or the collapse of a volcano during an eruption. Known as pyroclastic flows, these eruptions consist of emissions of large rock frag... More »

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With its first recorded eruption in approximately 1500 B.C., Mt. Etna in Italy is believed to be the oldest active volcano in the world. Mt. Etna has erupted over 190 times and has the most extensive eruption record in h... More »

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