Volcanoes Erupting Around the World

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from National Geographic:

Photo of Mount Tavurvur erupting in eastern Papua New Guinea.

Mount Tavurvur erupts in eastern Papua New Guinea on Friday. PHOTOGRAPH BY OLIVER BLUETT, AFP/GETTY

The Mount Tavurvur volcano in eastern Papua New Guinea jolted awake early Friday morning, belching rocks, ash, and steam (see above) nearly 60,000 feet (18,288 meters) into the air.

Local residents evacuated their homes on Friday, and Qantas Airways modified flight paths for planes heading to Tokyo and Shanghai from Sydney, Australia, according to news reports. (Watch video: “Volcano 101.”)

The last time Mount Tavurvur erupted, in 1994—at the same time as nearby Mount Vulcan—both volcanoes destroyed the town of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea.

Photo of steam and smoke rising over a lava field north of the Vatnajokull glacier, which covers part of Bardarbunga volcano system in Iceland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY MARCO NESCHER, REUTERS

The Bárđarbunga volcano in Iceland gave officials a scare late last weekwhen it started rumbling to life, as seen on August 29.

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