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For relatives of Guatemala volcano victims, an agonizing wait

Escuintla - At an improvised morgue in the Guatemalan town of Escuintla, dozens of people stand around in an anguished daze, clutching photos of their loved ones, hoping to recover their bodies for burial.

The deadliest volcanic eruptions of the past 25 years

Paris - After Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted on Sunday killing at least 69 people, here is a list of the most deadly volcanic eruptions over the last quarter century.

Toll rises in Guatemala volcano as more bodies recovered

Alotenango - Rescue workers pulled more bodies Monday from under the dust and rubble left by an explosive eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano, bringing the death toll to at least 69.

Search for missing after Guatemala volcano kills 25

Alotenango - Emergency workers will resume the search on Monday for Guatemalans missing after the eruption of the Fuego volcano, which belched out clouds of ash and flows of lava and left at least 25 people dead.

Guatemala volcano eruption kills 25

Guatemala City - At least 25 people were killed when Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted Sunday, belching ash and rock and forcing the airport to close, the country's disaster agency said.

Dangerous 'laze' forms as Hawaii volcano lava reaches ocean

Los Angeles - Authorities in Hawaii have warned of dangerous "laze" fumes as molten lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano reached the Pacific Ocean.

Biggest eruption at Hawaii volcano since it became more active

Los Angeles - Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted from its summit early Thursday, shooting a huge plume of ash miles into the sky and prompting authorities to urge area residents to take cover.

Red alert raised after ash bursts from Hawaii volcano

Los Angeles - A massive plume of volcanic ash burst from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Tuesday, prompting authorities to issue warnings about air quality and the likelihood of a major eruption.

Indonesian volcano erupts, sparking evacuations

Jakarta - Indonesian villagers living in the shadow of one of the world's most active volcanoes fled to safety Friday as Mount Merapi erupted, sending a cascade of ash and smoke some 5,000 metres (16,400 feet) into the sky.

Hawaii volcano could be building up to big eruption: scientists

Los Angeles - A Hawaii volcano that has been oozing lava and burping steam for days may be gearing up for a huge eruption, scientists have warned, prompting the closure of Volcanoes National Park on Friday.

Thousands flee after Hawaii quake triggers new volcano eruptions

Pahoa - Thousands of people have been forced to flee after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake shook Hawaii's Big Island, triggering the collapse of a coastal cliff and prompting fresh eruptions of a volcano that has been spewing lava near residential areas.

Hundreds of residents flee Hawaii volcano eruption

Los Angeles - Hundreds of residents sought shelter on Friday after red-hot lava seeped from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano and plumes of ash and dangerous gases spewed into the air.

No-go warning as Japan volcano erupts for first time in 250 years

Apo - A volcano in southern Japan erupted for the first time in 250 years on Thursday, spewing steam and ash hundreds of metres into the air, as authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain.

Vanuatu island to evacuate again as volcano erupts

Wellington - Villagers on the Vanuatu island of Ambae were facing their second evacuation in seven months Friday after a volcano rumbled back to life and rained ash on their homes.

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.

Volcanos, earthquakes: Is the 'Ring of Fire' alight?

Toukyo - A volcanic eruption in the Philippines forces mass evacuations, while another in Japan kills one person. Across the Pacific, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hits off Alaska. So what's the link?

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.

Fresh tremors halt search ops after Japan volcano eruption

Toukyo - New volcanic activity Wednesday forced Japanese police to suspend search operations a day after an eruption near a popular ski resort that killed a soldier and injured several other people.

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.

One dead as volcano erupts near Japan ski resort

Toukyo - A Japanese soldier was killed Tuesday and several other people injured after a volcano erupted near a popular ski resort, sparking an avalanche and leaving scores stranded -- including tourists from Britain and Taiwan.

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.

12,000 flee as lava oozes from Philippine volcano

Camalig - Thousands fled from their homes as lava oozed out of a rumbling Philippine volcano on Monday in what volcanologists described as a "quiet eruption", warning it could lead to a hazardous explosion 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.
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