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Vanuatu volcano eruption threat recedes: scientists

Wellington - A Vanuatu volcano that sparked the evacuation of an entire island appeared to be stabilising, scientists said Tuesday, although aid workers said it was too early for villagers to return home.

Bali volcano evacuees outside red zone fearful to return home

Jakarta - Thousands of residents who fled a rumbling volcano on the island of Bali are refusing to leave evacuation centres after being told to return to their homes outside of the immediate danger zone.

Vanuatu's volcano evacuation gathers pace

Sydney - The mass evacuation of a volcano-threatened Vanuatu island is running ahead of schedule as a ramshackle armada of civilian boats ferries people to safety, officials said Monday.

Australia sends naval support to Vanuatu's volcano island

Sydney - Australia has sent a naval ship to help evacuate thousands of people from Vanuatu's Ambae island, where a volcano is threatening a major eruption.

Rescuers race to save animals from Bali volcano

Karangasem - Volunteers are risking their lives to save tens of thousands of animals left at the mercy of a rumbling volcano on the tourist island of Bali, making perilous trips into the red zone to relocate them.

Bali volcano belches steam, sulphur as more evacuees flee

Karangasem - A rumbling volcano on the holiday island of Bali is spewing steam and sulphurous fumes with more intensity, heightening fears of an eruption as officials said the number of evacuees had topped 144,000.

More than 120,000 flee rumbling Bali volcano

Karangasem - More than 122,000 people have fled their homes on the resort island of Bali, fearful that a rumbling volcano could erupt at any time, disaster officials said.

Rumbling Bali volcano triggers memories of deadly 1963 eruption

Karangasem - The last time Bali's Mount Agung volcano erupted, a stream of molten lava flattened teenage Gusti Nyoman Dauh's home, while cascading ash, rocks and hot gas killed 1,600 of his neighbours.

Indonesia ready to divert tourists as Bali volcano rumbles

Karangasem - Indonesian authorities are on standby to divert flights destined for the holiday island of Bali as increasingly frequent tremors from a rumbling volcano stoke fears an eruption could be imminent.

More supplies needed as villagers flee Vanuatu volcano

Wellington - Villagers fleeing a volcanic eruption in Vanuatu face food and water shortages in overcrowded evacuation camps, aid workers and reports said Wednesday.

Thousands evacuated from Vanuatu island as volcano erupts

Sydney - Vanuatu has declared a state of emergency and evacuated thousands of residents from an island in the Pacific archipelago after a volcanic eruption rained rocks and ash on nearby homes, reports and officials said Tuesday.

Food aid, face masks dispatched to Bali as 75,000 flee volcano

Indonesia - Vehicles laden with food, facemasks and bedding have been sent to help more than 75,000 people who have fled a volcano on the tourist island of Bali, as the Indonesian president flew in to visit crowded aid centres.

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

Indonesia - 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 rising magma and increased tremors fuel fears of an imminent eruption.

Nearly 50,000 flee amid fears of Bali volcanic eruption

Karangasem - Nearly 50,000 people have evacuated their homes for fear of an imminent volcanic eruption on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, disaster officials said Monday.

Nearly 50,000 flee amid fears of Bali volcanic eruption

Karangasem - Nearly 50,000 people have evacuated their homes amid fears of an imminent volcanic eruption on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, disaster officials said Monday.

Tens of thousands flee rumbling Bali volcano

Indonesia - More than 34,000 people have fled from a rumbling volcano on the resort island of Bali as the magnitude of tremors grows, prompting fears it could erupt for the first time in more than 50 years, an official said Sunday.

Bali volcano on highest alert level, thousands flee

Menteng Dua - Indonesian officials raised the highest possible alert for a volcano on the resort island of Bali late Friday, after tremors prompted thousands to flee over fears it could erupt for the first time in more than 50 years.

Guatemala volcano eruption subsides after hasty evacuations

Guatemala City - Activity at a volcano near Guatemala's capital went back to normal on Saturday, officials said, a day after 300 people were evacuated as it spat hot ash high into the air.The so-called Volcano of Fire lies 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Guatemala City.

BBC team among injured in Etna volcano drama

Rome - Ten people were injured by flying rock and lava after Mount Etna, Europe's biggest active volcano, erupted on Thursday, according to reports and a BBC journalist who was among those caught up in the drama.

BBC team among injured in Etna volcano drama

Rome - Ten people were injured by flying rock and lava after Mount Etna, Europe's biggest active volcano, erupted on Thursday, according to reports and a BBC journalist who was among those caught up in the drama.

BBC team among injured in Etna volcano drama

Rome - Ten people were injured by flying rock and lava after Mount Etna, Europe's biggest active volcano, erupted on Thursday, according to reports and a BBC journalist who was among those caught up in the drama.

Mt Etna sparks again in fresh bout of activity

Rome - Mount Etna has burst into life for the third time in just under three weeks, spitting molten lava nearly 200 metres (650 feet) into the sky above Sicily.

Argentine researcher falls into Nicaragua volcano

Managua - An Argentine volcanologist and a Nicaraguan guide who fell into an active volcano were in good health Wednesday after being rescued by firemen, officials in Nicaragua said.

Rumbling Indonesian volcano in fresh eruption

Angkasa - A rumbling volcano on Indonesia's Sumatra island spewed clouds of smoke and ash high into the air Friday, the latest in a series of violent eruptions.

Costa Rica on alert as volcano spits ash

San Jos - Costa Rica declared a state of emergency Thursday after eruptions of ash from a volcano forced international flights to be postponed and threatened the capital, authorities said.

Naples astride a rumbling mega-volcano

Paris - A slumbering Campi Flegrei volcano under the Italian city of Naples shows signs of "reawakening" and may be nearing a critical pressure point, according to a study published Tuesday.

Scientists drill into volcano to obtain energy

In an impressive technological feat, scientists and engineers have succeeded in drilling a borehole into a volcano in Iceland with the aim of using the intense heat as an energy source.

Tourists flee volcano at popular Indonesia hiking spot

Menteng Dua - Hundreds of tourists have fled a volcanic eruption at a popular Indonesian hiking destination, an official said Wednesday, expressing fears some may have stayed behind to document the natural wonder.

Volcano forces Costa Rica's main airport to close

San Jos - The Costa Rican authorities suspended operations at the country's main airport Monday after the nearby Turrialba volcano erupted, sending a thick ash cloud into the sky.

Volcano spews ash on Mexico City

- The Popocatepetl volcano spewed ash on swaths of Mexico City and its suburbs on Monday, leaving a thin coat of dust on streets and cars.
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