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‘Lord of the Rings’ Volcano Blows

New Zealand’s Mount Tongariro, a backdrop for scenes in “The Lord of the Rings” movies, erupted for the first time in 115 years late Monday night, spreading a thick layer of ash for several miles and causing residents to leave their homes and airlines to cancel flights.

Posted on Aug 7, 2012 READ MORE


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‘Pompeii of the East’ Discovered

In 1815, the largest volcanic eruption in modern times buried the Indonesian island of Sumbawa. Now scholars have uncovered a part of it and are hailing the find as second in importance only to its Italian “time capsule” equivalent.

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