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Volcanic eruption showers Solomons' villages with ash

2017-10-23 10:23

Residents in the Solomon Islands' southeast have been warned to stay indoors to avoid showers of ash from a volcanic eruption.

Volcanic eruption in Japan spreads ash in 4 cities, towns

2017-10-12 10:03

A volcano in southwestern Japan has erupted for the first time in six years and spread ash in nearby cities and towns.

Vanuatu's volcano evacuation gathers pace

2017-10-02 22:25

The mass evacuation of a volcano-threatened Vanuatu island is running ahead of schedule as a ramshackle armada of civilian boats ferry people to safety.

Fears belching Vanuatu volcano may blow

2017-09-27 11:50

A rumbling, belching volcano that's threatening to blow has forced more than 7 000 people to flee their homes and authorities to declare an emergency on an island in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu.

Thousands flee rumbling Bali volcano

2017-09-24 14:38

More than 34 000 people have fled from a rumbling volcano on the resort island of Bali as the magnitude of tremors grows.

Eruption of active Alaska volcano sparks aviation alert

2017-07-09 09:47

A volcano on Alaska's Aleutian Island chain that has erupted frequently in the past eight months has sent up another ash cloud, leading an agency to issue a warning to aviation.

Ancient poo shows Antarctic penguins' volcanic past

2017-04-12 21:15

Analysis of ancient penguin guano has revealed that volcanic eruptions, not climate change, almost wiped out an Antarctic sea bird colony three times, researchers have found.

Ten injured in Mount Etna eruption

2017-03-16 20:05

Volcanic rocks and steam has injured at least 10 people, including tourists and scientists, following an explosion on Sicily's Mount Etna, witnesses and media reported

Study confirms existence of 'lost continent' under Indian Ocean

2017-01-31 21:10

A study headed up by a Wits University geologist has confirmed the existence of a "lost continent" under the island of Mauritius.

Lava lake visible atop Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

2016-09-12 17:27

The USGS says a lake of lava has come into view atop Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, and a burst of seismic activity has shaken the summit in recent days.

 

Climate-disrupting volcanoes helped topple ancient Egypt: study

2017-10-18 06:52

Sun-choking debris cast off by volcanoes more than 2 ,000 years ago starved water feeding the Nile and hastened the downfall of ancient Egypt's last kingdom, researchers say.

Vanuatu says most residents evacuated from belching volcano

2017-10-04 12:40

Vanuatu officials say they've all but completed the evacuation of an island where a belching volcano has been threatening to blow.

Vanuatu orders evacuation of island with rumbling volcano

2017-09-28 09:41

Vanuatu officials have ordered the complete evacuation of an island where a rumbling, belching volcano is threatening to blow.

Food aid, face masks sent to Bali as 57 000 flee volcano

2017-09-26 09:43

Vehicles laden with food, masks and bedding have been dispatched to help more than 57 000 people who have fled a volcano on the tourist island of Bali, as fears grow of an imminent eruption.

Fearing eruption, thousands in Bali flee from Mount Agung

2017-09-23 09:31

Thousands of villagers on the Indonesian resort island of Bali are sheltering in sports centres, village halls and with relatives, fearing Mount Agung will erupt for the first time in more than half a century.

Aid helicopter crash kills 8 after Indonesian volcano erupts

2017-07-03 07:39

A rescue helicopter crashed while heading to help evacuate residents near an erupting volcano on Indonesia's main island, killing all 8 people on board.

Sicily airport reopens after Mount Etna ash delay

2017-03-18 17:34

Sicily airport has reopened after Mount Etna erupted, spewing volcanic ash that forced the airport to delay or cancel flights.

Guatemala's Volcano of Fire erupts

2017-02-26 15:26

Guatemala's Volcano of Fire has erupted, spewing lava and sending up ash plumes that rained down on nearby communities.

Alaska volcano erupts again

2017-01-28 16:01

The Alaska Volcano Observatory has raised the aviation warning level after a volcano in the Aleutian Islands erupted again.

Philippine volcano spews ash, fiery debris

2016-03-30 19:01

A Philippines volcano spewed ash and fiery debris overnight, triggering a small bushfire on its slope and a warning advisory.

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