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'Volcano of Fire' spews ash on Mexican city

- Mexico's Colima volcano spewed a giant 3.5-kilometer-high (two miles) column of ash on Thursday that rained down on a nearby city, authorities said.

Airport shut as Costa Rica volcano spews more ash

San Jos - San Jose's international airport was forced to close and several villages were evacuated after clouds of ash from the newly active Turrialba volcano reached the Costa Rican capital, authorities said.

Red alert lifted for Chilean volcano

Santiago - Authorities Friday lifted a red alert for the area surrounding a southern Chile volcano, whose brief but fiery eruption forced the evacuation of thousands of people amid a shower of fire and ash earlier in the week.

Thousands evacuated as Chile volcano erupts

Metropolitana - A volcano in southern Chile erupted early Tuesday, spewing fiery plumes of lava into the night sky and forcing the evacuation of some 3,600 people from nearby towns.

Mexico volcanic ash disrupts US, domestic flights

Puebla - Volcanic ash rained down on the runway of an airport in central Mexico, forcing it to close for several hours on Wednesday and disrupting domestic flights and those to the US.

Guatemala 'fire volcano' eruption subsides

Guatemala City - Guatemala's Fuego volcano calmed down Sunday after an eruption blanketed nearby towns in ash, the nation's volcano monitor reported.Guatemala City's La Aurora airport remained closed due to ash that had fallen on the runway.

Dirty milky rain falls over Washington and Oregon

Residents of Washington and Oregon are cleaning up a strange white milky residue that fell from the sky during the last rain storm.

Man in NZ drinks beer while toasting marshmallow over volcano

A man from Christchurch, New Zealand decided to casually drink a beer while roasting marshmallows over an active volcano.

Volcanic eruption in Cape Verde destroys two villages

Praia - The biggest eruption of Cape Verde volcano Pico do Fogo in decades has destroyed two villages and threatens a forest reserve Tuesday, officials said.

Fresh lava spews out of Philippine volcano, stoking eruption fears

Manila - Lava is again flowing out of Mayon, the Philippines' most active volcano, raising fears an eruption could be imminent, authorities said Sunday.The government has already evacuated around 63,000 people living inside a six-kilometre (3.

US military officials feared dead as typhoon slams into Japan

Tokyo - Strong typhoon Phanfone made landfall in central Japan on Monday, slamming into the archipelago with winds of 180 kilometres (112 miles) per hour and making a beeline for Tokyo, the country's meteorological agency said.

Four more bodies found on Japan volcano as typhoon nears

Tokyo - Authorities found four more bodies on a still-smouldering Japanese volcano Saturday as they resumed a search stalled by heavy rain, but a typhoon threatened to further hamper the recovery operation.

16 still missing on Japan volcano, typhoon threatens recovery

Tokyo - Sixteen people remain unaccounted for on a still-smouldering Japanese volcano that erupted at the weekend, officials said Friday, as a typhoon looming off the coast threatened to further delay the stalled recovery operation.

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.
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