Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Volcano News

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.

Indonesia villages in ashes after deadly volcanic eruption

Angkasa - Indonesian rescuers searched for survivors in scorched villages and devastated farmlands Monday after a volcano erupted in clouds of searing ash and gas, killing seven and leaving others fighting life-threatening burns.

Death toll from Indonesian volcano climbs to 6: official

Jakarta - The death toll from a volcanic eruption in western Indonesia has climbed to six, an official said Sunday, with fears more could have been trapped by the hot ash.

Costa Rica volcano eruption chokes towns in smoke and ash

- A volcano erupted Friday near the capital of Costa Rica, choking surrounding communities with smoke and ash.

Disaster tourism: bitter lifeline for mud volcano survivors

Sidoarjo - Harwati forces a smile as she guides visitors around a bubbling mud volcano in Indonesia, pausing as they snap selfies on the bleak wasteland she once called home.

Did volcano eruptions tip Europe into Dark Ages?

Vienna - Back-to-back volcanic eruptions in the mid-6th century darkened Europe's skies for more than a year and may have ushered in the Dark Ages, according to finding to be presented Friday at a science conference in Vienna.

Mexico volcano spits ash on towns

Puebla - The huge Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City spat burning ash over nearby towns on Monday and forced the closure of an airport, officials said.

Guatemala on alert as volcano spews ash over vast area

Guatemala City - Guatemalan authorities issued a warning Wednesday as the country's Fuego volcano, located near the capital, spewed ash into the air.

Volcano in southern Japan erupts in fiery show of nature

Toukyo - A volcano in southern Japan dramatically erupted Friday, with television footage showing fiery bursts of super hot rock and ash rushing down its slopes, though authorities said it posed no immediate danger to populated areas.

More than 1,200 flee as Indonesia volcano spews ash, gas

Kupang - More than 1,200 people have been evacuated from their homes to escape a gurgling volcano in eastern Indonesia spewing clouds of ash and toxic gas into the air.

Guatemala warily monitors erupting volcano

Guatemala City - Guatemalan authorities Monday warily monitored the eruption of a volcano near its capital that spewed columns of ash up to seven kilometers (four miles) high.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 9 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Volcano


Volcano Image

Ancient wall collapses in Pompeii
Ancient wall collapses in Pompeii
Alago
Egypt s Desert  May 2011
Egypt's Desert, May 2011
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
fridgeirsson
Chart of Grimsvötn s seismic activity before and during eruption.
Chart of Grimsvötn's seismic activity before and during eruption.
Chart courtesy Icelandic Met Office.
ABC s Neil Karlinsky shows a huge chunk of ice  typical of what has been thrown up by the Iceland vo...
ABC's Neil Karlinsky shows a huge chunk of ice, typical of what has been thrown up by the Iceland volcano
Screen shot
Egypt s Desert  May 2011
Egypt's Desert, May 2011
Egypt s Desert  May 2011
Egypt's Desert, May 2011
Egypt s Desert
Egypt's Desert
Lava flow from Kīlauea s East Rift Zone
Lava flow from Kīlauea's East Rift Zone
USGA Hawaii Volcano Observatory
Egypt s Desert
Egypt's Desert
Image of Tolbachik Volcano s eruption on Nov. 29  2012
Image of Tolbachik Volcano's eruption on Nov. 29, 2012
D.Melnikov/KVERT
Egypt s Desert
Egypt's Desert
Egypt s Desert
Egypt's Desert
Untitled
Andreas Tille
A hole in the ice above Grímsvötn Volcano  Iceland; formed during the eruption in 2011. Image from...
A hole in the ice above Grímsvötn Volcano, Iceland; formed during the eruption in 2011. Image from NASA's Advanced Land Imager aboard EO-1 on June 13, 2012.
NASA's Earth Observatory
White Island Volcano in New Zealand
White Island Volcano in New Zealand
James Shook
Smoke and ash fills the air as Mount Tavurvur erupts in Rabaul in eastern Papua New Guinea on August...
Smoke and ash fills the air as Mount Tavurvur erupts in Rabaul in eastern Papua New Guinea on August 30, 2014
Ness Kerton, AFP
Egypt s Desert
Egypt's Desert

Latest News
Top News