Volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea

2014-08-29 13:25

A volcano has erupted in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air, forcing the evacuation of local communities and international flights to be re-routed, officials says.

Thousands of intense earthquakes rock Iceland

2014-08-19 17:10

Thousands of small intense earthquakes have rocked Iceland raising concerns of an volcanic eruption.

World's largest volcano rumbles to life in Hawaii

2014-06-20 11:39

Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, has rumbled back to life in Hawaii over the past 13 months with more seismic activity than at any time since its last eruption, scientists say.

People flee as Peru volcano rumbles to life

2014-04-02 07:31

A volcano in Peru that has not blown its top in four decades has spewed more ash skyward, after authorities evacuated villagers to avoid Ubinas's wrath.

Tensions high as Pacaya spews rock, ash

2014-03-03 12:40

Guatemala authorities say the Pacaya volcano near Guatemala City has shot plumes of ash and vapor 3.7km high, while spewing glowing-hot rock.

200 000 flee as Indonesian volcano erupts

2014-02-14 07:36

Hundreds of thousands of Indonesians have been ordered to evacuate and three international airports have been closed after a volcano on the main island of Java erupted.

Volcano ash blankets a third of Ecuador

2014-02-04 10:29

Ash from a column thrown more than 4km high by a series of explosions from Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano has reached a third of the Andean country's 24 provinces.

Fears death toll could rise after volcano eruption

2014-02-02 14:55

Indonesian officials have called off a search for bodies after Mount Sinabung volcano erupted, killing at least 15 people.

Land bulge clue to aviation threat from volcanoes

2014-01-12 21:00

Bulging in land that occurs before a volcano erupts points to how much ash will be spewed into the sky, providing a useful early warning for aviation, geologists in Iceland say.

Volcano ash spews out on parts of El Salvador

2013-12-31 07:45

Ash from El Salvador's Chaparrastique volcano has fallen on several parts of the country, even reaching the capital San Salvador, according to officials.

Etna's volcanic ash cloud forces flights shutdown

2013-12-16 18:31

An ash cloud from Mount Etna's latest spectacular eruption has forced the closure of Catania's airport in eastern Sicily.

Volcano raises new island south of Japan

2013-11-21 09:15

A volcanic eruption has raised an island in the seas to the far south of Tokyo, the Japanese coast guard and earthquake experts says.

1000s flee as Indonesia volcano erupts

2013-11-15 09:04

More than 5 000 people have fled their homes in Indonesia's North Sumatra province after a series of volcanic eruptions, a disaster management official says.

Guatemala warns pilots of volcano ash plume

2013-11-05 16:10

Guatemalan authorities have cautioned pilots that increased activity in the country's Fuego volcano had dispersed ash into the atmosphere.

Mount Etna volcano erupts; airspace briefly closed

2013-10-26 18:05

Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, has erupted, sending up a towering plume of ash visible in much of eastern Sicily.

Scientists to explore Caribbean faults, volcanoes

2013-10-04 09:03

The man whose research team discovered the Titanic shipwreck is now leading a mission to investigate major faults and underwater volcanoes in the northern and eastern Caribbean.

Indonesian Mount Sinabung erupts

2013-09-16 17:10

More than 6 200 villagers have been evacuated after the volcano Mount Sinabung erupted in western Indonesia.


Mexico's navy flew over the country's Popocatepetl volcano, capturing this amazing footage of the crater. Watch.

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Panic as Indonesia volcano spews ash

2013-07-22 11:09

Indonesia's most volatile volcano has spewed smoke and ash, forcing hundreds of people to flee their villages along its slopes, a disaster official says.

2nd Ecuador volcano steps up eruption

2013-07-18 08:05

Scientists say lava flow and ash and gas emissions have intensified at a second Ecuadorean volcano.

Mexico flights cancelled as volcano erupts

2013-07-05 10:01

At least six US airlines have cancelled more than 40 flights into and out of Mexico City and Toluca airports after the Popocatepetl volcano spewed out ash.

Chile issues volcano red alert

2013-05-27 22:19

Chile has issued a red alert over Copahue volcano ordering evacuations to start soon.

Alaska volcano continues to spew lava

2013-05-17 08:05

A remote Alaska volcano continues to erupt, spewing lava and ash clouds several hundred feet into the air, scientists say.

Alaska volcano threatens to blow

2013-05-14 07:34

Another volcano in Alaska is heating up, with seismic instruments signalling a possible eruption.

Thai hiker missing on Philippine volcano

2013-05-08 11:01

A Thai hiker is missing on a Philippine volcano, a day after it ejected rocks and ash in a sudden explosion, killing four European tourists and a local guide.


Powerful quake at Icelandic volcano, aviation alerted

2014-08-24 10:57

Icelandic authorities have registered the strongest earthquake so far at the Bardarbunga volcano in the south-east, where activity increased a week ago, and maintained a red alert warning for aviation.

US scientists to map Mount St Helens volcano

2014-07-25 05:00

A series of explosions set off by a team of scientists are expected to rattle Mount St Helens as researchers map the interior of the volcano, whose 1980 eruption was the deadliest in US history.

Ancient volcano discovered in Hawaii

2014-05-20 13:19

Scientists in Hawaii say they have discovered an ancient underwater volcano, now dormant, that once extended 914m above sea level and is believed to have helped form the island of Oahu.

Could volcanic gases make you sick?

2014-03-26 07:35

Caribbean officials have launched a project to monitor volcanic gases on the island of St Lucia and their impact on people after concerns about the effects of volcanic gases on children, the elderly and asthmatics.

Study: Volcanoes helped offset global warming

2014-02-24 14:30

Volcanoes spewing Sun-reflecting particles into the atmosphere have partly offset the effects of carbon emissions that has become a global-warming battleground, researchers say.

'Huge volcano' gave China its dinosaur trove

2014-02-05 10:30

A treasure trove of fossilised dinosaurs and other long-extinct species in north-eastern China was created by an erupting volcano, scientists have said.

New Indonesia volcanic eruption halts search

2014-02-03 14:05

A volcano in western Indonesia that killed 15 people in a weekend eruption shot hot ash and rocks high into the air again, halting a search for any more victims.

Body count rises after Indonesia volcano erupts

2014-02-01 17:56

Eleven people, including four schoolchildren, have been killed after they were engulfed by scorching ash clouds spat out by Indonesia's Mount Sinabung in its biggest eruption in recent days.

More than 25 000 flee volcano

2014-01-12 08:26

More than 25 000 people have fled their homes following a series of eruptions and lava flows from a volcano in Indonesia.

El Salvador begins evacuation near volcano

2013-12-30 07:08

Authorities in El Salvador have begun evacuating an area around the Chaparrastique volcano after the peak shot a cloud of gas and ash about 5km into the air


The Japanese coast guard and earthquake experts say a volcanic eruption has raised a new island in the seas to the far south of Tokyo. See footage.

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Etna erupts, lighting up sky over Sicily

2013-11-17 17:08

Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, has erupted again, lighting up the sky over much of eastern Sicily and shooting up a towering column of ash.


Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung has erupted for the third time in a few months, covering nearby villages in ash and gray dust.

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Volcanic eruption displaces 1 300

2013-11-03 13:47

About 1 300 villagers living at the foot of Mount Sinabung in Sumatra have been evacuated after an eruption, the National Disaster Management Agency has said.

Indonesian volcano erupts as villagers return home

2013-10-24 16:10

A volcano in western Indonesia has erupted, unleashing a column of dark volcanic material high into the air weeks after villagers were returning home from an earlier eruption.

Indonesia volcano spews towering column of smoke

2013-09-17 15:00

A volcano in western Indonesia has erupted for the second time this week, hurling a 3km column of red-hot smoke and ash into the sky and forcing thousands more people to flee their homes.

Nearly 6 000 flee after Indonesian volcano erupts

2013-09-16 12:01

Nearly 6 000 people have been evacuated from their villages following the eruption of Mount Sinabung in western Indonesia.

Hot lava kills six

2013-08-10 19:00

Officials say six people sleeping in a beach village have been killed on an island after ash and smoke from a gushing volcano shot into the air.

New study ignites mud volcano debate

2013-07-22 09:30

Scientists have sparked a fresh debate over what triggered Indonesia's Lusi mud volcano, still spewing truckloads of slime more than seven years after it leapt into life.

US airlines resume Mexico City flights

2013-07-05 21:07

US airlines have resumed flights to Mexico City after cancellations because of the Popocatepetl volcano.

DRC conflict masks deadly volcano threat

2013-06-05 14:38

Eleven years after an eruption of Mount Nyiragongo devastated the sprawling city of Goma, eastern DRC's armed conflict is preventing scientists from predicting the volcano’s next explosion.

Volcano ash reaches small Alaska city

2013-05-20 14:00

Alaska's Pavlof Volcano has sent ash and steam skyward but not enough to raise the aviation threat for international air carriers.

Mexico volcano spews ash on towns

2013-05-15 13:01

Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano spewed a new column of ash, with some of the material falling on three towns.

Bodies recovered from Philippine volcano

2013-05-09 15:03

Philippine disaster officials say the bodies of four Europeans and their Filipino guide, who were killed by rocks in a volcanic eruption early this week, have been brought down from Mount Mayon.

5 killed in Philippines volcanic eruption

2013-05-07 08:46

One of the Philippines' most active volcanoes has rumbled to life, spewing room-sized rocks toward nearly 30 surprised climbers, killing five and injuring others.

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