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.

Luck, instinct determined fates of volcano hikers

2014-09-30 20:07

Survivors' tales show luck and split-second decisions determined the fates of hikers on the Japanese volcano.

Recovery of bodies suspended at Japan volcano

2014-09-29 07:47

Japanese soldiers have managed to bring down eight more bodies by helicopter from the ash-blanketed peak of a still-erupting volcano, before toxic gases and ash forced them to suspend the recovery effort.

Volcano erupts in central Japan

2014-09-27 09:26

A volcano has erupted in central Japan, shooting ash and rocks into the air and leaving eight hikers reportedly injured.

Philippines orders evacuation near powerful volcano

2014-09-16 12:18

Philippines authorities have ordered people living close to a powerful volcano to evacuate, warning a dangerous eruption may occur within weeks.

Lava from Hawaii volcano continues to flow

2014-09-08 13:33

The hot lava flowing from Hawaii's active volcano has quickened its creep toward a sparsely populated neighbourhood.

Hawaii declares emergency over volcano threat

2014-09-06 08:11

Hawaii's Big Island has declared a state of emergency as lava from an active volcano threatens nearby homes, which could be evacuated within days, officials say.

UK team unlocking secrets of North Korea volcano

2014-09-03 13:07

Unlike other major volcanoes around the world, the remote and politically sensitive Mount Paektu remains almost a complete mystery to foreign scientists who have, until recently been unable to conduct on-site studies.

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.


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.

More bodies found after Japan volcano

2014-10-01 06:13

Seven more bodies have been found by rescuers combing the peak of a Japanese volcano that erupted at the weekend, officials say, taking the death toll to at least 43.

Five more bodies found at Japan volcano

2014-09-29 15:20

Five more bodies have been found near the summit of a Japanese volcano, as toxic gases and ash from the still-erupting mountain forced rescue workers to halt efforts to recover the victims.

Japan volcano kills 1, 7 missing, 30 injured

2014-09-27 16:30

A Japanese volcano popular with hikers has erupted, killing one woman, seriously injuring more than 30 people and resulted in seven missing, officials and media say.

Volcano in western Indonesia erupts again

2014-09-25 11:33

The National disaster management agency says Mount Sinabung has erupted, creating an avalanche of hot clouds as far away as 2km from the peak.

Sinking Iceland volcano raises flood worries

2014-09-10 19:44

Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano registered one of its most powerful earth tremors yet while the sinking of its caldera raised concerns of an eruption and flooding.

Hawaii residents still on lava alert

2014-09-07 13:29

Hawaii residents living near a volcano are still worried about advancing lava.

Lava in Hawaii flows closer toward homes

2014-09-05 18:15

Rural Hawaii residents are keeping a nervous eye on a lava flow that is moving 243 metres a day toward their community.

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.

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