News Hot springs in Yellowstone National Park, which is centered over the supervolcano

Scientists have analysed the molten rock within the dormant supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park and found that eruption is possible without any external trigger

Ryanair emerges from ash cloud

The budget airline Ryanair said yesterday it had responded to all the expense claims submitted after the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud disruption in the spring, although it remained in dispute with a number of passengers.

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One hundred injured in Iran earthquake

About 100 people were injured in a 4.9-magnitude earthquake which stuck western Iran today, state television reported.

Big quake aftershocks plague New Zealand city

A powerful new 5.1-magnitude aftershock rattled terrified residents of New Zealand's earthquake-stricken city of Christchurch today, as officials doubled their estimate for repairing the damage from nearly 300 aftershocks in five days.

Earthquake: Army flies in after Christchurch hit by powerful shock

A state of emergency was declared in the southern New Zealand city of Christchurch yesterday, after a powerful earthquake struck early on Saturday morning.

Earthquakes in London, National Theatre: Cottesloe, London

With plays such as My Child and Cock, Mike Bartlett has made his mark as a laser-sharp minimalist. Now he's been encouraged to "think big", as they say, in Earthquakes in London, a sprawling, three-and-a-quarter-hour, five-act epic that, while set mostly in the present, spans the late Sixties and 2525 as it examines how life is lived under the threat of climate change and impending catastrophe.

No damage reported after major Philippine quake

A major quake and two aftershocks struck off the southern Philippines on Saturday, Philippine officials said, but there were no initial reports of casualties or damage.

Volcanic ash cloud hits Ryanair profits

The budget airline Ryanair yesterday blamed the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud that grounded most of Europe's airlines earlier this year for a 24 per cent drop in net profits during the three months to the end of June.

Three killed as earthquakes rock Indonesia

A series of powerful earthquakes rattled Indonesia today, killing at least three people, triggering landslides and demolishing dozens of homes.

Charges considered over L'Aquila earthquake

Seven Italian officials are under investigation for manslaughter for failing to give the citizens of L'Aquila warning before last April's earthquake. The disaster killed more than 300 people and razed the medieval city to the ground.

Tsunami alert after Vanuatu earthquake

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 rattled the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu today, triggering a tsunami warning for the area, officials said.

Ash cloud crisis cut flights by a fifth

The ash cloud crisis led to air traffic control company Nats handling 21.2% fewer flights last month compared with April 2009, it was announced today.

Cleric: sinners delay earthquakes

A prominent hardline Iranian cleric who said promiscuity and immodest dress cause earthquakes says God may be holding off on natural disasters in the West in order to let people sin more and therefore consign themselves to hell.

Fresh earthquake rocks Sumatra

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.4 rattled Indonesia's North Sumatra province yesterday, prompting a brief local tsunami watch, knocking out power and damaging some homes.

Ash cloud and election dent services growth

Service sector activity slowed unexpectedly in April after a volcanic ash cloud that grounded air traffic hit transport firms and uncertainty about the national election dented confidence.

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