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Sendai reactors vulnerable to eruptions, state-picked volcanologist warns

October 18th, 2014 | ◆
Toshitsugu Fujii, a professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo
A prominent volcanologist disputed regulators’ conclusion that two nuclear reactors are safe from a volcanic eruption in the next few decades, saying Friday that such a prediction is impossible. 526 more words

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Sendai reactors vulnerable to eruptions, state-picked volcanologist warns

October 18th, 2014 | ◆
Toshitsugu Fujii, a professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo
A prominent volcanologist disputed regulators’ conclusion that two nuclear reactors are safe from a volcanic eruption in the next few decades, saying Friday that such a prediction is impossible. 526 more words

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Volcanoes Today, 18 Oct 2014: Kilauea volcano, Fuego

Kilauea (Hawai’i): The June 27th lava flow advancement has slowed, with the leading edge of the flow moving only a few tens of meters (yards) over the past two days. 99 more words

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Volcanoes Today, 17 Oct 2014: Stromboli volcano, Ibu, Augustine, Dukono, Shishaldin, Sinabung volcano

Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): There are signs that the lava flow eruption could be approaching an end soon. Lava effusion rate has dropped although a weak lava flow continues to be active on the upper part of the Sciara del Fuoco. 850 more words

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Volcanoes Today, 13 Oct 2014: Sinabung Volcano, Copahue, Etna Volcano, Nishino-Shima

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): Activity has picked up considerably at the volcano during the past days. Several pyroclastic flows (dangerous hot avalanches of fragmented lava and hot gasses) traveled down the SE (and some on the NE) flanks of the volcano, threatening again the closest inhabited areas to the S of Sinabung. 429 more words

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Volcanoes Today, 8 Oct 2014: Stromboli volcano, Bardarbunga, Copahue

Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): Lava continues to flow from the effusive vent under the NE crater and forms several active branches on the upper Sciara del Fuoco. 771 more words

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Volcanoes Today, 4 Oct 2014: Stromboli Volcano, Bardarbunga

Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): (2 Oct) Yesterday’s lava overflow has established a new channel for the ongoing lava flow now along the upper northern part of Sciara del Fuoco, closer to the escarpment and more visible from the 400 m webcam. 230 more words

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