Poisonous gasses spewing from Mount Ontake make any attempt to find bodies near the volcano very dangerous. (Photo by KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Japan: 47 Bodies Recovered From Volcano Eruption Zone

One body recovered near the volcano’s peak was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. Another was caught between boulders bigger than large refrigerators.



Climb The Tallest Mountain In The World In 30 Mins

Mount Everest gets all the credit, but Hawaii’s Mauna Kea (an idle volcano that’s been around for, you know, a million years) is technically the world’s tallest mountain. Technically. While it stands 13,800ft above sea level, more than two thirds of the hill is actually submerged underwater, which brings the total height to 33,136ft.


File photo of a volcano erupting.  (credit: RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists Monitor Activity At Veniaminof Volcano

Scientists reported increased activity at one of Alaska’s largest volcanoes on Friday, but geologist Chris Waythomas said it was unrelated to the earthquake that shook the Aleutian Islands that morning.