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Thousands Evacuated as Bali Volcano Gets Ready to Erupt

Mt. Agung (slow) slow
Mt. Agung (fast) fast

Mount Agung is a volcano on the popular tourist island of Bali in Indonesia. The volcano is expected to within hours. More than 134,000 people have been to safe areas. They are now far away from the volcano. However, some have to leave. These people do not want to leave their homes.They have to take care of their farms and animals.

On September 28th, steam appeared above Mount Agung. Scientists fear that an eruption could happen soon. The news has tourists from coming to the island. Tourists left on the island say that many shops are closed. They also say that it is not possible to buy fresh fruits or vegetables. Some scientists think that the volcano could erupt in five minutes or five months. They just don’t know.

 

 

Do live in a high risk area for a volcanic eruption?

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⬅︎ Last Lesson ✦ Next Lesson ➡︎

When a volcano explodes or blows out steam and smoke
When people leave a place because of danger
To say no
to make someone afraid

 
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Mount Etna Erupts

Mount Etna Erupts (slow) slow
Mount Etna Erupts (fast) fast

Mount Etna is a volcano located in southern Italy. It is on the island of Sicily. Now, Mount Etna is spewing out red hot rocks and ash. However, experts say that there is no danger for people.

Mount Etna has often erupted in the past. The last eruption was in 2014. Even now a stream of molten rock is flowing down the mountain. This is called a lava flow. The volcano is also spewing out clouds of dust. Scientists say that these clouds are not so bad this time.

Experts say, people do not need to be afraid. Even for those who live close by there is no immediate danger.

No one is sure how long the volcanic eruption will last. Sometimes it is over after a few days.

Mt. Etna is the second most active volcano on earth. Only Hawaii’s Kilauea is more active.

 

 
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Japan is Getting Bigger

Photo by “National Land Image Information (Color Aerial Photographs), Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism”

Photo by “National Land Image Information (Color Aerial Photographs), Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism”

Niijima Island slowNiijima Islandfast

Japan and the number of islands changes . came on November 20 of last year when a from the Pacific Ocean. Its name was Niijima Island, but and . The took the name of Nishino Island which is older.

Photo from NASA

Photo from NASA

in 1973 after a . Before that eruption, Nishino Shima was a green island .

The island is part of a group of small mostly called the Bonin Islands, or the . They about 970 kilometers south of Tokyo. lies about 130 kilometers away.

English 日本語
Japan is Getting Bigger 日本が大きくなって来ている
is made up of thousands of islands 日本は、何千もの島から成り立っている
believe it or not 信じがたいかもしれないが
from time to time 時々
The most recent addition 一番最近のの増加
volcanic island 火山島
emerged 浮上した
after expanding 500 meters and it joined the neighboring island of Nishino Shima 500メートル広がってから、隣島の西ノ島とつながった
lost its name 名前を失った
combined islands 合併した島
Nishino Island itself 西ノ島自体
grew a section 一部分成長した
volcanic eruption 火山爆発(噴火)
with no volcanic activity 火山活動なしで
uninhabited islands 無人島
Ogasawara Islands 小笠原諸島
are located 位置する
The nearest inhabited island 最も近い人が住んでいる島

日本は、何千もの島から成り立っている
信じがたいかもしれないが
時々
一番最近のの増加
火山島
浮上した
500メートル広がってから、隣島の西ノ島とつながった
名前を失った
合併した島

Ogasawara Islands
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西ノ島自体
一部分成長した
火山爆発(噴火)
火山活動なしで
無人島
小笠原諸島
位置する
最も近い人が住んでいる島

Ogasawara Islands
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