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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.

Hawaii Kilauea volcano crater collapses, spews lava 65 feet high

One of the world's most active volcanoes, the Kilauea in the big island of Hawaii, spewed lava 65 feet up above the surface Saturday after its crater collapsed.

6.1 Magnitude earthquake shakes southern Philippines

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake rocked part of southern Philippines Wednesday afternoon according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Indonesia closes airport as Mount Bromo spews ash high up in sky

A domestic airport in Indonesia has closed Monday as Mount Bromo spews ash high up in the air which could pose risk to aircraft using the domestic airport for landing and take off.

Erupting Philippine volcano forces troops and rebels to ceasefire

Mount Bulusan in Sorsogon province of southern Luzon in the Philippines, spewed ash as high as 1,000 meters up high in the air Wednesday, a volcanologist of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

Volcano eruption death toll in Indonesia reaches 191

Casualties of Mount Merapi's continued eruption soared to almost 200 since October 26 when the volcano claimed its first casualty.

International carriers halt flight to Jakarta due to volcanic ash

At least 50 flights to and from Jakarta have been rescheduled by Jakarta airport officials as Mount Merapi, one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes continue to spew ash high up in the air posing danger to various aircraft going to and from Jakarta.

Mount Bulusan in southern Luzon Philippines spews ash

One of the Philippines' most active volcanoes, Mount Bulusan in Sorsogon province, started spewing ash Saturday morning, according to ABS-CBN News.

Indonesian volcano eruption kills 15 villagers

Indonesian authorities have reported at least 15 people killed as Mount Merapi, one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes, continues to spew volcanic ash since Tuesday's first reported eruption.

Indonesia's Merapi Volcano erupts, massive evacuation underway

Mount Merapi, an active volcano located in central Java, started erupting Tuesday sending volcanic rocks down the southern slopes of the volcano.

Earthquake-triggered tsunami kills 23 people in Indonesia

At least 23 people were confirmed dead after a tsunami struck a remote coastal area in western Indonesia after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit the country Monday

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung explodes, 30,000 people evacuated

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung comes back to life after 400 years of dormancy as the volcano erupted for the third time is a span of seven days, forcing government authorities to evacuate at least 30,000 people living in surrounding areas to safer grounds.

Indonesian volcano erupts again, 20,000 people evacuated

Mount Sinabung, the nearly dormant volcano in the island of Sumatra in Indonesia erupted anew after Sunday's first eruption in nearly 400 years, sending some 20,000 people to temporary shelters in the surrounding areas.

Indonesian volcano continues to spew ash,keeps people in shelters

The Indonesian volcano on the island of Sumatra which erupted for the first time in 400 years continues to spew ash three days after it erupted Sunday , officials said.

Indonesia volcano active after 400 years

10,000 people were evacuated after a volcano erupted that has been dormant for 400 years. Officials are watching the volcano closely for more activity.
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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.
Phillip Capper
Josep Renalias
Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador erupts  December 18  2012.
Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador erupts, December 18, 2012.
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
A volcano spewing smoke in Iceland
A volcano spewing smoke in Iceland
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
Plosky Tolbachik volcano erupting in Russia  December 2012.
Plosky Tolbachik volcano erupting in Russia, December 2012.
A volcanic eruption at Iceland s Eyjafjallajökull
A volcanic eruption at Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull
by orvaratlli
Plosky Tolbachik volcano erupting in Russia  December 2012.
Plosky Tolbachik volcano erupting in Russia, December 2012.
The eruption of the Volcano in Iceland
The eruption of the Volcano in Iceland
Sean Stiegemier