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SWFRS Webcam History v3

SWFRS Webcam History v3 | natural disasters | Scoop.it
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This morning's picture of the Yosemite "Rim Fire" as seen from the Crane Flat webcam. This fire is very difficult to fight because of the rugged terrain and is one of the largest fires in California's history,

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Big Blast at Sakurajima Volcano, Japan : Natural Hazards

Big Blast at Sakurajima Volcano, Japan : Natural Hazards | natural disasters | Scoop.it
A large eruption from Showa Crater sent ash 20,000 feet (6,000 meters) above Kagoshima Bay, Kyushu, Japan.
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Sajurajima volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, Perhaps because of its regular eruptions, it does not garner much attention. It has stepped up activity this month. This picture from NASA's Earth Observatory shows perhaps the largest explosion ever from the Showa crater on Sakurajima.

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Volcanic 'geyser' erupts close to Rome airport - Telegraph

Volcanic 'geyser' erupts close to Rome airport - Telegraph | natural disasters | Scoop.it
Italian experts have been puzzled by the overnight appearance of a geyser crater spraying clouds of gas 15 feet in the air, yards from the end of the runway at one of Europe’s busiest airports.
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A startling reminder of the volcanic nature of the area. This is, after all, just 2 1/2 hours north of Pompeii which was devastated by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. This seems like a long time ago to us, but it is nothing in geological terms. This airport lies at the top of a gently curving 858 km (533 mile) line connecting it to Vesuvius and further south to Mt. Etna.

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Yosemite Rim Fire » Act To Survive | Act To Survive

Yosemite Rim Fire » Act To Survive | Act To Survive | natural disasters | Scoop.it
Firefighters continue to battle the extremely aggressive Rim Fire that rages in California next to and now inside Yosemite National Park, an area known throughout the world for its scenic beauty.
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This fire is extremely active and difficult to fight because of the rugged terrain and the speed of its advance. It is difficult for firefighters to access the area and bring in fire suppression equipment.

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Rim Fire, California : Natural Hazards

Rim Fire, California : Natural Hazards | natural disasters | Scoop.it
A large wildfire raged near Yosemite National Park in August 2013.
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This NASA photo taken from space shows the destructive "Rim" fire that is currently burning in and near beautiful Yosemite National Park. Firefighters are taking action to protect the ancient Tuolumne and Merced groves of giant Sequoia trees. Let's hope that their efforts are successful.

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