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

2015-03-03 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.


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.

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.

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