The eruption at Eyafjallajökull volcano in Iceland has been hugely disruptive to world travel. But as a volcanic event, it's barely worth mentioning.
Ash from Eyjafjallajokull, the Iceland volcano that erupted this week, has caused airlines to cancel thousands of flights. Scientists say the chemical makeup and shape of the ash cloud's dust particles will tell them more.
The Tungurahua volcano spews ash and rocks during an eruption in Banos, Ecuador, in June 2010. Tungurahua has been classed as active since 1999 and had a strong eruption in 2008. It is one of eight active volcanoes in the country.
For them, 'volcano monitoring' is no punch line; it's an important part of keeping Alaska safe.
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On each museum trip, my sister and I were handed a quiz. If we did well, we got ice cream.