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.

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.

9 injured, 1 missing after Indonesian volcanic eruption

2014-12-19 09:52

Nine people have been injured and another was missing as they scrambled to escape a volcanic eruption in eastern Indonesia, an official says.

Volcano erupts on Cabo Verde island of Fogo

2014-11-24 13:59

A volcano in the Cabo Verde archipelago has erupted, Prime Minister Jose Maria Neves says, calling for residents to evacuate.

Slow moving lava sets house ablaze in Hawaii

2014-11-11 09:07

A stream of lava set a home on fire in a rural Hawaii town that has been watching the slow-moving flow approach for months.

US Congresswoman guarding volcano

2014-11-04 17:39

She might be a US congresswoman, but Tulsi Gabbard is also a reservist in the National Guard, which has placed her on active duty to help with a volcanic eruption in her native Hawaii.

Costa Rica volcano spews ash, prompts evacuations

2014-10-30 23:49

The latest eruption at Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano has rained ash on 4 provinces, prompting evacuations.

Japan reactor near active volcanoes called unsafe

2014-10-17 13:28

A prominent volcanologist says predicting eruptions is impossible, disputing Japanese nuclear regulators' safety approval of two reactors based on the prediction that an eruption won't happen in the next few decades.

16 still missing on Japan volcano

2014-10-03 10:04

Sixteen people remain unaccounted for on a still-smouldering Japanese volcano, officials say, as a typhoon looming off the coast threatened to further delay the stalled recovery operation.


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.

Hawaii lava stalls just short of shopping centre

2014-12-24 09:32

Call it a holiday gift from Pele... Lava from the mountain believed to be home to the Hawaiian volcano goddess has stalled on its slow creep toward a Big Island shopping centre.

Volcano in Japan erupts, disrupting flights

2014-11-28 10:01

A volcano in southern Japan is blasting out chunks of magma in the first such eruption in 22 years, causing flight cancellations and prompting warnings to stay away from its crater.

Small volcanoes could slow global warming

2014-11-20 10:29

Small volcanic eruptions could be slowing global warming by spewing sulphur aerosols that reach the upper atmosphere and reflect sunlight away from the Earth, US scientists say.

Obama declares lava flow to be a major disaster

2014-11-05 14:03

US President Barack Obama has declared a slow-moving lava flow from the Pu'u O'o vent of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii to be a major disaster, the White House says.

Rain tamps down smoke from Hawaii lava

2014-11-03 09:27

Volcano monitors on Hawaii's Big Island say overnight rain has reduced the smoke that's coming from a lava flow that remains stalled after slowly creeping toward a small town.

Volcano could destroy Japan

2014-10-23 22:31

Japan could be nearly destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption over the next century, putting almost all of the country's 127 million-strong population at risk.

Japan volcano victims leave photos of last moments

2014-10-05 18:18

Clouds, clear skies, a thumbs-up. About 100 pictures have been found on the dented camera of one of the more than 50 people who died when Mount Ontake erupted.

Volcanic rocks killed most victims

2014-10-02 20:41

Police say almost all those killed on the Japanese volcano died of injuries from being hit by rocks.

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