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Japan volcano dead found crushed between boulders: report

Tokyo - Rescuers searching the volcano that erupted without warning in Japan found dead hikers wedged between huge rocks and people half buried in ash, it emerged Thursday.

Japan volcano death toll hits 47 as new bodies found

Otaki - The death toll from a sudden volcanic eruption in Japan hit 47 on Wednesday as rescuers discovered 11 new bodies in so-far unexplored areas of the ash-covered peak.

Fears over fresh eruption cancel Japan volcano search

Tokyo - Rescue operations on a Japanese volcano were halted for the day on Tuesday because of fears there could be a fresh eruption, officials said, with at least 24 bodies still on the mountain.

Japan volcano rescue suspended as death toll rises to 36

Tokyo - Five more bodies were found near the peak of an erupting Japanese volcano on Monday, as rescuers suspended their search because of the growing danger from toxic gas.

More than 30 feared dead on Japan volcano

Tokyo - The first deaths were confirmed Sunday among more than 30 hikers feared killed near the peak of a Japanese volcano that erupted without warning, spewing ash, rocks and steam.

Volcanic ash cloud engulfs Mount Ontake hikers, more than 30 dead

Otaki - Dramatic footage shows the enormous volcanic ash cloud as it descends down Mount Ontake, engulfing hikers as they attempt to flee. Japanese officials have confirmed more than 30 hikers have been found in "cardiac arrest" and presumed dead.

Rescuers rush to reach dozens trapped on erupting Japan volcano

Rescuers rushed Sunday to help dozens of hikers stranded on an erupting volcano in central Japan with six people believed to be buried under ash and dozens injured.

One dead, dozens stranded on erupting Japanese volcano

Tokyo - Dozens of hikers were stranded Saturday on the slopes of an erupting Japanese volcano that has reportedly killed one person and left 30 more seriously injured.

Rushed evacuations as Philippine volcano spews lava

Manila - Lava cascaded down the Philippines' most active volcano on Wednesday as authorities rushed to evacuate thousands ahead of a possible deadly eruption.

Yellowstone earthquake threat much larger than estimated

The threat of Yellowstone's earthquake is much larger than previously estimated. Recent seismic activity helped the U.S. Geological Survey Team reach this alarming discovery.

Iceland lowers aviation alert on volcano

Reykjav - Iceland on Sunday lowered its aviation alert on its largest volcano after a fresh eruption on a nearby lava field prompted authorities to enforce a flight ban for several hours.

Dramatic Papua New Guinea volcano quietens

Rabaul - A volcano which has erupted in Papua New Guinea was Saturday spewing fragments from its crater and rumbling loudly, but its activity appeared to be subsiding, a seismologist said.

Airspace over Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano reopens

Reykjav - Iceland reopened the airspace over the Bardarbunga volcano system Friday afternoon, lowering a red alert declared earlier following a small overnight eruption.

Volcano erupts in PNG, spewing ash and rock: officials

Sydney - A volcano erupted Friday 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 said.

New signs of eruption at Iceland volcano

Reykjav - Teams monitoring Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano have found evidence of a possible underground eruption as powerful earthquakes continue to shake the area, Icelandic authorities said Thursday.

Iceland removes ban on air traffic over rumbling volcano

Reykjav - Iceland removed a ban on air traffic around the nation's largest volcanic system on Sunday after fears of an imminent eruption subsided.

Iceland raises volcano alert to red

Reykjav - Iceland raised its alert over the nation's largest volcanic system to red on Saturday, banning all air traffic in the area, as experts deemed imminent the risk for an eruption.

Iceland volcano eruption would shut down air travel: authority

Reykjav - Icelandic aviation authorities warned Wednesday an eruption of the nation's largest volcano would trigger a shutdown of airspace, in a potential replay of the global travel chaos triggered when another peak blew four years ago.

Threat to flights as Iceland's biggest volcano rumbles

Reykjav - Iceland has warned that its largest volcano is in danger of erupting, four years after millions of air travellers were grounded by a huge ash cloud from another peak.

GOP candidate wants to drill in already shaky Yellowstone park

Dr. Taylor Haynes is a Republican candidate for the Governor of Wyoming. He is also selling the idea of opening Yellowstone Park for drilling. Recent seismic activity and melting roads raises concerns of a Super Volcano Eruption.

Volcanic ash halts flights to north Australian city

Sydney - Flights into and out of the northern Australian city of Darwin were cancelled Saturday and some to Bali affected owing to huge ash clouds thrown up by an Indonesian volcano.

Villagers eye Ecuador volcano after spectacular eruption

Quito - Villagers and experts warily eyed an Ecuador volcano Saturday that spewed a 10-kilometer (six-mile) high column of ash a day earlier in a spectacular eruption.

Ecuador's 'throat of fire' belches giant ash column

Quito - A volcano in central Ecuador spewed up a column of hot ash and smoke 10 kilometers (six miles) high, increasing fears of an eruption.

Evacuations as Peru volcano rumbles to life

Lima - A volcano in Peru that has not blown its top in four decades spewed more ash skyward on Tuesday, after authorities evacuated villagers to avoid Ubinas's wrath.

'Pompeii' attempts to erupt audiences but 'Lego' still around

With the popularity still strong for "The LEGO Movie," could it be possible that it wins again? It could as the newcomers will need a big outing to top it.

Three Indonesia airports reopen after volcano eruption

Jakarta - Three airports in Indonesia reopened on Saturday while four others remained closed, officials said, after a volcanic eruption killed three people and forced mass evacuations.Mount Kelud, considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes on the main island...

Two dead, flights disrupted as Indonesia volcano erupts

Blitar - A spectacular volcanic eruption in Indonesia has killed at least two people and forced mass evacuations, disrupting long-haul flights and closing international airports on Friday.Mount Kelud, considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes on the main i...

New Indonesian volcanic eruption halts search

- A volcano in western Indonesia that killed 15 people in a weekend eruption shot hot ash and rocks high into the air again Monday, halting a search for any more victims.

Fears death toll could rise in Indonesia volcano eruption

- Indonesian officials searched through thick ash for bodies Sunday after Mount Sinabung volcano erupted, killing at least 15 people, with the only sign of life an ownerless mobile phone ringing inside an abandoned bag.

Search on for survivors of Indonesia volcano eruption

- Indonesian rescuers will search through thick ash Sunday hoping to find survivors after Mount Sinabung volcano erupted engulfing victims in scorching clouds, killing 14 people including four high-school students.
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