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A look back 35 years after Mount St. Helens' deadly eruption

Thirty-five years ago, Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state erupted, killing 57 people, blasting more than 1,300 feet off the top and raining volcanic ash for miles around. Today, the volcano has become a world-class ...

Indonesia volcano erupts, injuring 4; 1 missing

A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted Friday, spewing towering clouds of hot ash into the air and leaving four hikers injured and one missing when they scrambled to safety, an official said.

Volcano in south Japan erupts, disrupting flights

A volcano in southern Japan is blasting out chunks of magma in the first such eruption in 22 years, causing flight cancellations and prompting warnings to stay away from its crater.

And now, the volcano forecast

Scientists are using volcanic gases to understand how volcanoes work, and as the basis of a hazard-warning forecast system.

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