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Heat Lingers from Fuego’s Deadly Pyroclastic Debris Flows
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Heat Lingers from Fuego’s Deadly Pyroclastic Debris Flows

A jumble of hot ash, rock, and soil poured down the slopes of the Guatemalan volcano in early June. Weeks later, satellites continued to detect elevated temperatures in the thick deposits.

Published Jun 28, 2018

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Lava Consumes Vacationland and Kapoho Bay
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Lava Consumes Vacationland and Kapoho Bay

Since May 3, Kilauea has erupted enough lava to fill 45,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Published Jun 13, 2018

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A Deadly Eruption Rocks Guatemala
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A Deadly Eruption Rocks Guatemala

A dangerous mixture of ash, rock, and hot gas rushed down the slopes of Fuego during a strong eruption from this persistently active volcano.

Published Jun 5, 2018

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The Infrared Glow of Kilauea’s Lava Flows
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The Infrared Glow of Kilauea’s Lava Flows

This false-color image shows the infrared signal emitted by fresh lava flowing toward the sea.

Published May 26, 2018

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Kilauea Continues to Erupt
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Kilauea Continues to Erupt

New fissures emerged near Leilani Estates.

Published May 17, 2018

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