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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.

Indonesia volcano in 'biggest' eruption this year

Jakarta - Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano experienced its biggest eruption of the year this week, spewing clouds of gas and showering ash into the sky, a local official said Friday.

Technology to help communities predict natural disasters Special

Semtech’s LoRa technology, combines low-power wide area network sensors, wireless technology, and sophisticated algorithms, to help scientists to better predict earthquakes and volcanoes. To discover more we spoke with Vivek Mohan from Semtech.

New island offers clues in search for life on Mars: NASA

Wellington - The world's newest island -- formed during a volcanic eruption in the remote Pacific three years ago -- may offer clues to how life potentially developed on Mars, NASA said Wednesday.

Tourists leave as Bali's volcano-hit airport gets back to business

Denpasar - Thousands of foreign tourists were leaving Bali by plane Thursday after an airport shutdown sparked by a rumbling volcano, but some visitors were irate at not being able to get off the Indonesian island paradise sooner.

Flights resume as Bali's volcano-hit airport gets back to business

Denpasar - Thousands of foreign tourists were leaving Bali by plane Thursday following a nearly three-day airport shutdown sparked by a rumbling volcano on the Indonesian holiday island.

Living in the shadow of Bali's volcano, refusing to leave

Karangasem - Thousands of villagers living in the shadow of a rumbling Bali volcano have been fleeing for days, but some are now risking life and limb by sneaking back into the danger zone -- along with thrill-seeking tourists.

Indonesia reopens Bali airport shut by volcanic ash fears

Denpasar - Bali's international airport opened for business Wednesday after a nearly three-day shutdown, as towering columns of volcanic ash and smoke shifted direction on the Indonesian resort island.

Indonesia reopens Bali airport shut by volcanic ash fears

Denpasar - Bali's international airport opened for business Wednesday after a nearly three-day shutdown, as towering columns of volcanic ash and smoke shifted direction on the Indonesian resort island.

Indonesia reopens Bali airport shut by volcanic ash fears

Denpasar - Bali's international airport opened for business Wednesday after a nearly three-day shutdown, as towering columns of volcanic ash and smoke shifted direction on the Indonesian resort island.

Indonesia extends Bali airport closure over volcanic ash

Denpasar - Bali's international airport will be closed for a third day, Indonesian officials said Wednesday, as ash from a rumbling volcano that looms over the island paradise poses a danger to planes.

Indonesia extends Bali airport closure over volcanic ash

Denpasar - Bali's international airport will be closed for a third day, Indonesian officials said Wednesday, as ash from a rumbling volcano that looms over the island paradise poses a danger to planes.

Indonesia extends Bali airport closure over volcanic ash

Denpasar - Bali's international airport will be closed for a third day, Indonesian officials said Wednesday, as ash from a rumbling volcano that looms over the island paradise poses a danger to planes.

Bali paradise turns to tourist nightmare as volcano rumbles

Denpasar - Cancelled flights, missed connections and expiring visas have turned Bali into a nightmare for thousands of tourists scrambling to leave, as a volcano on the Indonesian vacation paradise threatens a major eruption.

Evacuation centres, hotels fill up as Bali eruption looms

Karangasem - Evacuation centres and hotels in Bali filled up Tuesday with thousands seeking refuge as a volcano on the Indonesian resort island threatened to explode in a major eruption, forcing the airport to close for a second day.

Indonesia extends Bali airport closure over volcanic ash

Jakarta - Indonesian authorities on Tuesday extended the closure of the international airport on the resort island of Bali for a second day over fears of a volcanic eruption.

Bali's Mt. Agung volcano threatening to blow its top: experts

Paris - Indonesian authorities have raised a maximum alert as Mount Agung on Bali -- an island that attracted nearly five million tourists last year -- threatens to erupt.Here's what experts say:- Already erupting?

Thousands flee as Bali raises volcano alert to highest level

Indonesia - A rumbling volcano on Bali could erupt at any moment, authorities warned Monday as they raised alert levels to maximum, accelerated a mass evacuation and closed the main airport, leaving thousands of tourists stranded on the Indonesian resort island.

Bali raises volcano alert to highest level: officials

Indonesia - The alert for a volcano belching huge plumes of smoke on Indonesia's resort island of Bali has been raised to the highest level, officials said Monday, with fears a significant eruption could be imminent.

Bali volcano spews smoke and ash, disrupting flights

Denpasar - A volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali sent plumes of grey smoke and steam thousands of metres into the air Sunday for the third day in a week, triggering flight disruptions and leaving thousands of tourists stranded, officials said Sunday....

Dozens of flights cancelled or delayed as Bali volcano spews smoke

Denpasar - A volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali sent plumes of grey smoke and steam thousands of metres into the air Sunday for the third day in a week, triggering flight cancellations which have left thousands of tourists stranded, officials said ...

Bali volcano spews smoke for second time in a week

Karangasem - A rumbling volcano on the Indonesian resort island of Bali spewed smoke hundreds of metres into the air Saturday, officials said, just days after thousands were forced to flee over fears it would erupt.

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.
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