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Pic of the Day: Is It the End of the World? Eruption at Chaiten Volcano, Chile

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This is an electrical storm breaking out above the Chaiten volcano on 2 May 2008, as captured by Carlos Gutierrez. That day started the most recent eruptive phase of the volcano, which forced the evacuation of more than 4,000 people. Source: The Boston Globe Photo: Carlos Gutierrez

Pic of the Day: Mount Etna’s Eruption

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Volcanologist Boris Behncke has captured Mount Etna’s fifth eruption this year, which happened last Sunday (April 1). As described by Behncke himself, ‘for one-and-a-half hours, lava fountains roared hundreds of meters into the night sky, and a dense column of gas and ash rose much higher.’ Source: etnaboris/flickr Photo Credit: Boris Behncke