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More evacuations as Kilauea volcanic activity increases

Firefighters went door-to-door urging some residents of Leilani Estates to leave as lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano moved closer, once again.

New threats from Kilauea volcano as man hit with lava spatter

Pahoa - A stream of lava blocked a key road on Hawaii's Big Island on Sunday that serves as an escape route for coastal residents, while the first known serious injury was reported from fresh explosive eruptions from the Kilauea volcano.

Erupting volcano sparks Philippine tourism boom

Legazpi - With chili-flavoured "lava ice cream" in demand and awestruck tourists packing onto viewing decks, the erupting Mayon volcano is sparking a local business boom in an impoverished region of the Philippines where tens of thousands of others have fled for...

Fearless Philippine farmers defy volcano anger

Guinobatan - As blistering lava spews from the seething volcano nearby, Philippine farmer Jay Balindang leads his buffalo through the ash-strewn paddy fields of the no-go zone, creeping closer to danger in a desperate bid to support his family.

Deadly mudflows threaten residents near erupting Philippine volcano

Legazpi - Millions of tonnes of ash and rock from an erupting Philippine volcano could bury nearby communities due to heavy rain, authorities said Saturday, as tens of thousands flee over fears of a deadly explosion.

Deadly mudflows threaten residents near erupting Philippine volcano

Legazpi - Millions of tonnes of ash and rocks from an erupting Philippine volcano could bury nearby communities due to heavy rain, authorities said Saturday, as tens of thousands flee over fears of a deadly explosion.

Misery again for Philippine volcano 'evacuees since birth'

Guinobatan - Edna Orila has to sidestep human excrement as she looks for a space to sleep in the tiny schoolroom she shares with 55 other people seeking refuge from a spectacular -- but dangerous -- volcano in the Philippines.

Philippines plans forced evacuations from erupting volcano

Legazpi - Philippine authorities said Thursday they will remove by force people who have refused to leave a no-go zone around an erupting volcano, as they seek to avoid casualties after tens of thousands of others fled to safety.

Thousands more flee erupting Philippine volcano

Legazpi - Tens of thousands more people have fled an erupting volcano in the Philippines, relief workers said Wednesday, as foreign tourists arrived to watch the flaming lava and giant clouds spurting from its crater.

Thousands more flee erupting Philippine volcano

Legazpi - Thousands more have fled an erupting volcano in the Philippines, relief workers said Wednesday, as foreign tourists arrived to watch the flaming lava and giant cauliflower clouds spurting from its crater.

Lava fountains shoot from Philippine volcano

Legazpi - Intense lava fountains shot like fireworks up to 700 metres (2,300 feet) into the air above Mayon, the Philippines' most active volcano, on Tuesday as showering debris turned morning skies dark and spread fear among anxious residents.

Philippine volcano rains ash, violent eruption feared

Legazpi - A giant mushroom-shaped cloud shot up from the Philippines' most active volcano on Monday, turning day into night as it rained ash on communities where tens of thousands have fled after warnings of an impending eruption.

Philippine volcano 'fireworks' draw tourists as residents flee

Legazpi - Spectacular lava "fireworks" shooting from its crater are drawing tourists to the Philippines' most active volcano, authorities said Tuesday as scientists warned of a potential dangerous eruption within days.

Philippines' Mayon volcano alert raised as eruption feared

Manila - The Philippines raised the alert level for the country's most active volcano twice in 24 hours Sunday, meaning that a hazardous eruption is possible within days.

Video: Mount Etna erupts with spectacular streams of lava

Catania - Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna, got active again this Sunday as it erupted with lava streaming down its sides and billowing smoke rising from its crater.

Red alert over volcano in Chile and Argentina

Both Chile and Argentina have been put on red alert by authorities after worries of a possible eruption of the Copahue volcano on their shared border.

Mayon Volcano spews deadly ash, kills 5 mountain climbers

At least five mountain climbers were killed and more than 15 others were injured or missing when Mayon Volcano in Albay, Philippines, spewed ash and volcanic rocks Tuesday, a National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) official said.

Volcano red alert issued on Chile-Argentina border (video)

Chilean authorities have issued a top level "red" alert as the Copahue volcano began spewing ash, bringing fears of an imminent eruption.

Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano erupts with giant ash column (video)

Residents living in the area close to the volcano have been advised to evacuate as the gas and ash clouds continue to increase following Tuesday's massive eruption.

Russian volcano eruption attracts tourists (video)

­Plosky Tolbachik on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula has been dormant since its most notable eruption in 1975. Now it is active again a spewing clouds of ash nearly 3,000 meters into the air, and attracting some extreme tourism.

Video: NASA's SDO captures 'double prominence' solar eruption

NASA captured on camera a powerful double prominence solar eruption of super-hot plasma on Friday, November 16. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) offers this view via a high-definition video of the "double prominence" eruption.

Japan 'forgot' to plan for Mt Fuji disaster

It seems with everything that has been happening in Japan, what with the Fukushima nuclear disaster, earthquakes and floods, nobody made any special disaster plans for Mt Fuji and a possible eruption.

Guatemala volcano eruption forces 1000's of evacuations (updated)

Guatemala City - Around 33,000 people were evacuated in five communities in Guatemala's capital city on Wednesday due to Volcano of Fire eruption. (Photo update).

Video: Nicaragua volcano awakens spewing gas and ash

Chichigalpa - Showing ash and gas spewing out around 5 km into the air, the video of the San Cristobal volcano also shows the area being inundated with ash and volcanic dust.

Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano continues to spew ash and hot rocks

Yesterday Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano showed increased signs of wrath as it spewed ash plumes, water vapor and hot rocks.

Video: NASA scientists capture spectacular solar eruption

The sun has been active yet again, with another spectacular flare occurring along the sun's eastern limb. Scientists captured it on video.

Video: Italy's Mount Etna erupts hurling lava & ash into sky

Catania - Mount Etna has erupted for the 6th time this year on April 12, from a new crater on its south-eastern slope. There appears to be no danger to houses or people in the area.

Sunspot AR1429 erupts with major X1.1 solar flare

The Sun has erupted once more, after a relatively quiet February. Following the appearance of a new active sunspot AR1429 on March 2, it erupted on March 5 with a major X1-class flare, sending a storm of plasma and charged particles towards the Earth.

Indonesia's Mount Lokon volcano erupts

Mount Lokon, one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes erupted at least three times Friday sending thousands of people evacuating to safer grounds.

Iceland’s Grimsvötn volcano begins erupting

Reykjav - Grimsvötn, Iceland’s most active volcano, began its latest eruption on Saturday and has led to a shutdown of some air travel in the country, just a year after the massive Eyjafjallajökull volcano eruption created air travel chaos across Europe.
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The ash cloud from the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull in 2010 brought air travel...
The ash cloud from the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull in 2010 brought air travel across the UK and Europe to a standstill.
Fire, Ice and Geoscience
Plosky Tolbachik volcano erupting in Russia  December 2012.
Plosky Tolbachik volcano erupting in Russia, December 2012.
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Mt Tongariro on North Island  New Zealand is erupting for the first time in more than a century.
Mt Tongariro on North Island, New Zealand is erupting for the first time in more than a century.
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Activity in the lower East Rift Zone ramped up overnight and this morning. During an overflight  HVO...
Activity in the lower East Rift Zone ramped up overnight and this morning. During an overflight, HVO scientists observed a very active fissure 20. Channelized lava flows originating from a line of low fountains are moving to the east-southeast.
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A volcanic eruption at Iceland s Eyjafjallajökull
A volcanic eruption at Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull
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On May 4  at 12:46 p.m. HST  a column of robust  reddish-brown ash plume occurred after a magnitude ...
On May 4, at 12:46 p.m. HST, a column of robust, reddish-brown ash plume occurred after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake on the South Flank of Kīlauea.
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Fissure 20 around ~2 PM today (Sunday May 20  local time). Kīlauea Volcano Lower East Rift.
Fissure 20 around ~2 PM today (Sunday May 20, local time). Kīlauea Volcano Lower East Rift.
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Josep Renalias
Chaitén  July 2008. Houses are half buried in ash and mud. The erupting volcano can be seen in the ...
Chaitén, July 2008. Houses are half buried in ash and mud. The erupting volcano can be seen in the background.
Javier Rubilar
Plosky Tolbachik volcano erupting in Russia  December 2012.
Plosky Tolbachik volcano erupting in Russia, December 2012.
YouTube
May 12 update: New outbreak reported at 6:00 pm ~0.5 mile northeast from end of Hinalo Road  very cl...
May 12 update: New outbreak reported at 6:00 pm ~0.5 mile northeast from end of Hinalo Road, very close to fissure 16 Lava is actively spattering and degassing but no flow has yet formed.
USGS
Small explosive episodes at Kīlauea s summit continue today. The episodes are a consequence of magm...
Small explosive episodes at Kīlauea's summit continue today. The episodes are a consequence of magma withdrawing from a shallow reservoir beneath the east margin of Halema‘uma‘u.
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The eruption of the Volcano in Iceland
The eruption of the Volcano in Iceland
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Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador erupts  December 18  2012.
Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador erupts, December 18, 2012.
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This was the eruption between the Iceland glaciers  a small one in all respect. On the right is Eyja...
This was the eruption between the Iceland glaciers, a small one in all respect. On the right is Eyjafjallajökull and on left Katla is dormant for the moment
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