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The Mayans built this monumental pyramid in volcanic rock | Smart News

Construction on the pyramid, which was 43 feet high and about 130 feet wide, began within 5 to 30 years of the eruption of Tierra Blanca Joven. Akira Ichikawa / Antiquity Publications Ltd. Around the fifth or sixth century CE, the volcanic eruption of Tierra Blanca Joven (TBJ) caused massive devastation in El Salvador. Researchers […]

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Great dangers ahead for the Spanish volcanic island – CBS17.com

MADRID (AP) – A small Spanish island in the Atlantic Ocean is in trouble days after a volcano erupted, forcing the evacuation of thousands, and authorities warn other dangers from the explosion are to come. Here is an overview of the volcanic eruption of La Palma and its consequences: WHERE HAS THE VOLCANO ELECTED? The […]

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EXPLAINER: Great dangers loom for the Spanish volcanic island

MADRID – A small Spanish island in the Atlantic Ocean is in trouble days after a volcano erupted, forcing the evacuation of thousands, and authorities are warning more dangers from the explosion are coming. Here is an overview of the volcanic eruption of La Palma and its consequences: WHERE HAS THE VOLCANO ELECTED? The eruption […]

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How a pyramid arose from the ashes of a colossal volcanic eruption

Fifteen hundred years ago, Ilopango, a caldera volcano in what is now El Salvador, erupted in one of the largest such events in recorded history. Known as the Tierra Blanca Joven eruption, it sent 10.5 cubic miles worth of tephra (pumice and ash) into the air, more than 100 times the amount produced by the […]

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Catastrophic volcanic eruption prompted construction of ancient Mayan pyramid, research finds

The pyramid, known as the Campana structure, with volcanic mountains in the background. Picture: Akira Ichikawa About 1,500 years ago, a powerful volcanic eruption devastated what is today El Salvador, plunging the Mayan civilization into a period of temporary decline. New research suggests that a monumental pyramid located near the volcano was built by the […]

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La Palma evacuates dependent people due to risk of volcanic eruption

Image: Pixabay La Palma evacuates dependent people and farm animals due to the risk of a volcanic eruption. These evacuations are called to allow the authorities to save essential time if a mass evacuation is called. Authorities in La Palma have reported that paths and forest tracks in the Canary Islands have been closed. They […]

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A massive volcanic eruption turns the trail running paradise in Spain upside down »Explorersweb

A massive volcanic eruption devastated central La Palma, the westernmost of the Spanish Canary Islands. The first explosion took place today at 3:30 p.m. local time. Since then, lava and pyroclastic flows have turned the central part of the island into hell. Lava at 1,075 ° C has flowed down the western flank of the […]

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Iceland’s longest volcanic eruption in half a century

To subscribe to The World Herald in Google News CGTN released this video clip, titled “Iceland’s longest volcanic eruption in half a century” – below is their description. For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-09-19/Iceland-s-volcanic-eruption-the-longest-in-half-a-century–13GTBRsZxv2/index.html Sunday marked six months since the start of the volcanic eruption that currently fascinates spectators near Reykjavik, making it the longest eruption Iceland has […]

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High altitude volcanic vineyards produce small grapes with thick skins | Local News

Likewise, Bryan Kane of Sol Rouge runs his own vineyard, which is completely covered in volcanic soil. Having worked on both Howell Mountain and Diamond Mountain, however, the elevation wasn’t new to this winemaker – he actually prefers it deep in the valley. “We don’t have this type of silty clay like they do in […]

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Almost 70% of Lassen Volcanic National Park burned down by forest fire

Located in northern California, Lassen Volcanic National Park is one of the state’s most popular, drawing half a million visitors each year. Although less well known than other popular parks such as Yosemite, this 100,000-acre park is a favorite with our travel experts. Located 130 miles north of Sacramento at the southern end of the […]