ARTICLES RELATING TO VOLCANOES

Guatemala issues volcano warning

2015-07-01 22:01

Guatemalan authorities have issued a danger warning in response to intensifying activity in the country's Fuego Volcano.

Precarious existence in shadow of Indonesian volcano

2015-06-21 13:41

When Indonesian farmer Elfi Dalimunthe fled to safety last week as a volcano hurled hot ash and rocks across the sky, it marked the third time she was forced to abandon her home in recent years.

Indonesia volcano at high alert level unleashes fresh burst

2015-06-10 10:59

A volcano in western Indonesia that has been spewing clouds of searing gas high into the air let out a new powerful burst.

Indonesia orders evacuation as volcano rumbles

2015-06-03 20:29

More than 6 000 residents living near the Mount Sinabung volcano on Indonesia's Sumatra island have been told to evacuate.

Fears for pink iguanas as Galapagos volcano erupts

2015-05-25 19:43

A volcano in the Galapagos islands has erupted for the first time in more than 30 years, sending streams of lava flowing down its slopes and potentially threatening the world's only colony of pink iguanas.

Nicaragua's Telica volcano spews fiery rock

2015-05-11 19:35

Nicaragua's Telica volcano, the country's most active, is spewing fiery rocks and gases dusting nearby towns with ash.

Chile volcano erupts for first time in decades

2015-04-23 12:12

A volcano in Chile that had been inactive for 50-plus years has suddenly erupted twice in the space of hours with tremendous force, blasting huge clouds of ash into the air and forcing the evacuation of some 5 000 people.

Costa Rica volcano spews ash in powerful eruption

2015-03-13 11:07

Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano has belched a column of gas and ash up to 1km into the air in its most powerful eruption in two decades, and local authorities have started to evacuate residents from the surrounding area.

Volcano erupts in southern Chile

2015-03-03 16:09

A volcano in southern Chile has began erupting forcing the evacuation of around 3 000 people in nearby villages.

Tongan volcano creates new island

2015-01-16 08:59

A Tongan volcano has created a substantial new island since it began erupting, spewing out huge volumes of rock and dense ash that has killed nearby vegetation, officials say.

 

Drilling caused Indonesia mud volcano - study

2015-06-29 20:59

Geologists have reignited the debate about whether to blame nature or humans for the devastating eruption nine years ago of an Indonesian mud volcano.

Indonesia evacuates more near Mount Sinabung

2015-06-15 16:35

Authorities in western Indonesia are evacuating more villagers living near a volcano that's been rumbling for weeks.

3 000 evacuated as Indonesia upgrades volcano alert

2015-06-04 12:15

Nearly 3000 people have been evacuated from their homes after Indonesia upgraded the threat posed by a volcano on Sumatra to the highest possible level.

Pink iguanas on Galapagos untouched by volcano's lava

2015-05-29 12:28

The world's only colony of pink iguanas has been spared by lava flowing from Wolf volcano on the Galapagos Island archipelago, the Galapagos National Park confirmed on Thursday.

Fuego volcano becoming more active

2015-05-16 14:26

Guatemala's Fuego volcano is becoming become more active, belching out increasing amounts of smoke and ash, officials say.

Chile on alert as volcano roars to life

2015-04-24 06:06

Southern Chile has been placed on alert for a fresh eruption after the Calbuco volcano burst into life for the first time in half a century, forcing 5 000 people to evacuate and lighting up the night sky.

Costa Rica volcano throws up fiery rocks and ash

2015-04-07 21:18

Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano has erupted early hurling fiery rocks and sending up a column of ash that showered the capital 80km away.

Volcano erupts in southern Chile

2015-03-04 08:58

A volcano in southern Chile has began erupting forcing the evacuation of around 3 000 people in nearby villages.

New volcano island getting bigger in Japan

2015-02-27 13:29

Famously crowded Japan is getting a bit more space as a newly-formed volcanic island just keeps on growing.

Mexican volcano flares up, spews ash

2014-12-28 09:16

Authorities say the Popocatepetl volcano located just southeast of Mexico City has registered an explosion that spewed a mix of steam, gas and ashes about 3.5km into the air.

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