Eruption of active Alaska volcano sparks aviation alert

2017-07-09 09:47

A volcano on Alaska's Aleutian Island chain that has erupted frequently in the past eight months has sent up another ash cloud, leading an agency to issue a warning to aviation.

Ancient poo shows Antarctic penguins' volcanic past

2017-04-12 21:15

Analysis of ancient penguin guano has revealed that volcanic eruptions, not climate change, almost wiped out an Antarctic sea bird colony three times, researchers have found.

Ten injured in Mount Etna eruption

2017-03-16 20:05

Volcanic rocks and steam has injured at least 10 people, including tourists and scientists, following an explosion on Sicily's Mount Etna, witnesses and media reported

Study confirms existence of 'lost continent' under Indian Ocean

2017-01-31 21:10

A study headed up by a Wits University geologist has confirmed the existence of a "lost continent" under the island of Mauritius.

Lava lake visible atop Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

2016-09-12 17:27

The USGS says a lake of lava has come into view atop Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, and a burst of seismic activity has shaken the summit in recent days.

Nicaragua volcano belches ash

2015-12-01 20:13

A large volcano in western Nicaragua, Momotombo, is belching ash and gas up to a kilometer in the sky, sparking fears that the giant could be waking.

Volcano leaves tourists stranded at Indonesia airports

2015-11-04 22:50

Thousands of tourists are stranded on three Indonesian islands after ash from the Mount Rinjani volcano forced the closure of three airports, and blanketed villages and farmlands.

Dog rescued after it falls into a crack at Volcanoes National Park

2015-10-07 11:24

A family has been reunited with their dog after a rescue team removed the Labrador retriever who was trapped in a crack in the earth at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Highly active volcano erupts on Reunion amid media frenzy

2015-08-01 18:12

Highly active volcano erupts on Reunion amid media frenzy over missing Malaysian jet

3 Indonesian airports closed due to volcanoes

2015-07-16 15:53

At least 3 Indonesian airports are closed due to eruptions of the Raung and Gamalama volcanoes.


Aid helicopter crash kills 8 after Indonesian volcano erupts

2017-07-03 07:39

A rescue helicopter crashed while heading to help evacuate residents near an erupting volcano on Indonesia's main island, killing all 8 people on board.

Sicily airport reopens after Mount Etna ash delay

2017-03-18 17:34

Sicily airport has reopened after Mount Etna erupted, spewing volcanic ash that forced the airport to delay or cancel flights.

Guatemala's Volcano of Fire erupts

2017-02-26 15:26

Guatemala's Volcano of Fire has erupted, spewing lava and sending up ash plumes that rained down on nearby communities.

Alaska volcano erupts again

2017-01-28 16:01

The Alaska Volcano Observatory has raised the aviation warning level after a volcano in the Aleutian Islands erupted again.

Philippine volcano spews ash, fiery debris

2016-03-30 19:01

A Philippines volcano spewed ash and fiery debris overnight, triggering a small bushfire on its slope and a warning advisory.

Ecuador: Volcanic ash falls on dozens of towns

2015-11-20 08:56

Volcano monitors say about a dozen farming villages have been dusted with ash due to bursts from Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano.

Britain, Iceland to revive volcano power project

2015-10-29 15:26

Iceland’s volcanoes could heat British homes within 10 years via the world’s longest subsea power cable under plans to be announced by Prime Minister David Cameron.

Ecuador villages evacuated as Cotopaxi rumbles

2015-08-15 22:32

Several villages in Ecuador have been evacuated after the Cotopaxi volcano rumbled to life, angrily spewing ash into the sky and threatening nearby residents.

Volcanic ash forces airport closures in Colombia

2015-07-26 22:35

Colombia's Nevado del Ruiz volcano has erupted in an ash cloud prompting authorities to temporarily close two airports in the area.

Thousands stranded as Indonesian volcano closes airports

2015-07-10 08:20

Ash drifting from an Indonesian volcano has closed five airports, including the one on the holiday island of Bali, causing about 250 flights to be cancelled and stranding thousands of holidaymakers.

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