Stories tagged: volcano
Mon., June 11, 2018, 2 p.m.
Hawaii volcano unleashes more small blasts, snaking lava
Small explosions at the summit of an erupting Hawaii volcano could send ash into communities.
UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
At Guatemala volcano, weather and danger halt search
Rescuers suspended search and recovery efforts Thursday at villages devastated by the eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire, leaving people with missing loved ones distraught and prompting some to do …
Wed., June 6, 2018, 8:03 p.m.
Entire Hawaii neighborhood vanishes as lava gushes in
A neighborhood called Vacationland on Hawaii’s Big Island had disappeared by Wednesday as lava poured into two oceanfront subdivisions, smothering hundreds of homes and filling an ocean bay, turning it …
UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 5:41 p.m.
At Guatemala volcano, time running out for rescue chances
Emergency crews pulled more bodies from what remained of villages devastated by the eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire on Wednesday, but time was quickly running out to find survivors …
UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 2:46 p.m.
Guatemala volcano death toll up to 62, expected to rise
Rescuers pulled survivors and bodies Monday from the charred aftermath of the powerful eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire, as the death toll rose to 62 and was expected to …
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: Tue., May 29, 2018, 9:30 p.m.
Residents riding out Hawaii lava told to escape torrents
Rivers of lava flowed toward the ocean on Hawaii’s Big Island over the weekend, forcing officials to knock on doors and urge residents holding out in two evacuated neighborhoods to …
Fri., May 25, 2018, 7:31 p.m.
Volcanic ash swamps Hawaii school, turning tennis court gray
Aina Akamu gave final exams to his students as they sat on bleachers or the floor of the basketball court in the gym in his small town on Hawaii’s Big …
UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 6:12 p.m.
Hawaiian workers plugging energy wells as lava flows nearby
Authorities were racing Tuesday to close off production wells at a geothermal plant threatened by a lava flow from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island. Workers were capping the 11th …
Mon., May 21, 2018, 1:55 p.m.
Toxic cloud caused by Hawaii volcano lava emerges over ocean
White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard …
Sun., May 20, 2018, 4:33 p.m.
Faster-moving Hawaii lava gushes into sea, spews new danger
A volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii’s Big Island has gotten more hazardous, sending rivers of molten rock pouring into the ocean Sunday and launching lava skyward …
Sun., May 20, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Washington’s hidden Glacier Peak volcano is among the most dangerous
Tucked deep inside its namesake 566,000-acre wilderness a scant 70 miles northeast of Seattle, Glacier Peak is the state’s hidden volcano. At a modest 10,541 feet, its summit doesn’t tower …
UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 8:44 p.m.
Latest Kilauea lava flow destroys 4 homes, sparks evacuation prep
Lava oozing out of cracks for two weeks in rural Hawaii neighborhoods took on new characteristics as fresher magma mixed with decades-old magma, sending a flow toward the ocean Saturday.
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: Sun., May 13, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
Noisy Hawaii volcano lava fissure spurs more evacuations
A new fissure emitting steam and lava spatter spurred Hawaii officials to call for more evacuations on Sunday as residents braced for an expected eruption from the Kilauea volcano.
UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 9:43 p.m.
Hawaii officials plead for visitors to keep travel plans
A Hawaii volcano is threatening to blow its top in coming days or weeks after sputtering lava for a week, forcing about 2,000 people to evacuate, destroying two dozen homes …
Wed., May 9, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Scientist keeping Hawaiians informed from Vancouver
From an office in Vancouver, scientist Liz Westby has been helping Hawaiians keep up with news about their volcanic eruption.
Mon., May 7, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Slopes of volcano offer lush, affordable piece of paradise
Griffith lives in Leilani Estates, a subdivision on the Big Island where molten rock from the Kilauea volcano has burst through the ground, destroying more than two dozen homes and …
UPDATED: Sun., May 6, 2018, 10:06 p.m.
Hawaii volcano destroys 26 homes, 4 other buildings
The number of homes destroyed by lava shooting out of openings in the ground created by Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano climbed to nine Sunday as some of the more than 1,700 …
UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 9:07 p.m.
Quakes, lava and gas: Hawaii residents flee volcanic threats
The Kilauea volcano sent more lava into Hawaii communities Friday, a day after forcing more than 1,500 people to flee their rural homes, and authorities detected high levels of sulfur …
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: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 7:19 p.m.
Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column
Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 16,400 feet into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes on Monday.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 8:40 p.m.
Volcano climbers crash Mount St. Helens permit website
A website for Mount St. Helens climbers crashed when more than 10,500 people attempted to buy one of the $22 climbing permits.
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Philippines warns powerful volcanic eruption may still come
A Philippine volcano which has repeatedly disgorged fountains of lava, ash and molten rock and driven more than 78,000 villagers from their homes remains swollen with magma and could erupt …
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 8:11 a.m.
Skiers injured by flying rocks on Japanese volcano
Twelve people, including eight soldiers, skiing on the slopes of a volcano near a famous hot spring resort in central Japan were injured Tuesday by flying rocks during a sudden …
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.
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 12:42 p.m.
Changes made to Mount St. Helens permitting process
The Mount St. Helens Institute says it has made changes to its permitting process for volcano hikes after receiving suggestions from climbers.
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 4:56 p.m.
Bali volcano grounds ‘Stranger Things’ star Brown on island
“Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown is stuck on Bali by a weeklong volcanic eruption, but the teenager isn’t complaining.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
Bali volcano spews ash 4.7 miles high, closing airport again
An erupting volcano with a deadly history on Indonesia’s Bali, one of the world’s most popular resort islands, has spread drifting ash 4.7 miles into the atmosphere and closed the …