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Volcano in southern Japan erupts; no injuries or damage

A small island volcano in southern Japan has erupted, blasting rocks and ashes into the air but causing no damage or injuries.


Yellowstone thermal spring erupts for 4th time in 60 years

A thermal spring near Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park has erupted for the fourth time in the last 60 years, a park official said Thursday.


UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018, 10:02 p.m.

At least 7 killed, 20 hurt by erupting volcano in Guatemala

Rescuers struggled to reach rural residents cut off by a volcanic eruption that killed at least seven people and injured 20 near Guatemala’s capital, and authorities feared the death toll …


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 5:38 p.m.

Hawaii volcano spews huge cloud of ash

A volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted anew Thursday with little sound and only modest fury, spewing a steely gray plume of ash about 30,000 feet into the sky that …


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 6:10 p.m.

From Oahu, Spokane resident Keith Ermitano says islanders knew volcano’s risks

Keith Ermitano, a 73-year-old Spokane resident who traveled to Hawaii Thursday to accept a military award for his late father, has a deep personal connection to the fire and violence …


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

Hawaii volcano erupts; county issues evacuation orders

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, releasing red lava into a residential neighborhood and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for nearby homes.


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 7:25 p.m.

Potential eruptions at world’s largest geyser

Yellowstone National Park has reported a series of potential eruptions from the world’s largest active geyser for the first time since 2014.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

Philippine volcano explodes, authorities raise alert level

The Philippines’ most active volcano has exploded thunderously and authorities warn a hazardous eruption is possible within days.


Tales of survival during Mount St. Helens eruption part of PBS series

A television series – “We’ll Meet Again” – that begins this month on PBS includes an episode – “Rescued from Mount St. Helens” – built around the 1980 volcanic eruption.


Remembering 1963 eruption, Bali’s elderly wary of another

Bali’s glowering Mount Agung has seemingly quieted since hurling huge columns of ash from its crater a week ago, but some villagers on the Indonesian island who survived the catastrophic …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 8:06 p.m.

Fearing eruption, thousands in Bali flee from Mount Agung

Thousands of villagers on the Indonesian resort island of Bali huddled Saturday in temporary shelters, sports centers and with relatives, fearing Mount Agung will erupt for the first time in …


Mount St. Helens monitoring ongoing 36 years after eruption

Thirty-six years after a deadly volcanic eruption at Mount St. Helens, the United States Geological Survey is still closely monitoring the volcano and others in the state.


Mount St. Helens eruption not expected soon despite series of quakes

An ongoing swarm of earthquakes under Mount St. Helens doesn’t mean the volcano is likely to erupt soon, but scientists are studying the tiny quakes to see what they reveal …


33,000 fleeing Guatemala volcano eruption

GUATEMALA CITY — A long-simmering volcano outside one of the Guatemala’s most famous tourist attractions exploded into a series of powerful eruptions today, hurling thick clouds of ash nearly two …


Mount St. Helens: The blast that shaped a region

MOUNT ST. HELENS NATIONAL VOLCANIC MONUMENT – Whether he’s talking about cottonwoods or huckleberries, salamanders or elk, ecologist Charlie Crisafulli discusses life’s return to the blast zone in almost poetic …


Pavlof Volcano On Alaska Peninsula Erupts

The Pavlof Volcano near the tip of the Alaska Peninsula erupted Monday, ejecting car-sized chunks of glowing rock from a crater near its summit. Seismologists first learned of activity at …


1,000 Villagers Flee As Volcano Erupts

About 1,000 villagers were forced to evacuate a tiny island in eastern Indonesia when a volcano began to spew thick ashes, the state news agency reported Monday. The Mount Sakura …