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Stories tagged: volcano

Survivor on Stromboli dodged falling volcanic material

A pair of hikers found themselves trapped by flames after a volcano erupted on the Sicilian island of Stromboli and thought they had escaped to safety but only one of …

UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 4:23 p.m.

Alert level increased at world’s largest volcano in Hawaii

Federal officials raised the alert level Tuesday for the world’s largest active volcano, Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, which last erupted in 1984.

UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

Hardships from Hawaii volcano stretch on 1 year later

A year after a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island rained lava and gases in one of its largest and most destructive eruptions in recorded history, people who lost their homes …

Indonesia’s Merapi volcano unleashes river of lava

Indonesia’s volatile Mount Merapi volcano has unleashed a river of lava that flowed 4,590 feet down its slopes.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Indonesia widens exclusion zone around island volcano

Indonesian authorities urged people to avoid the coast in areas where a tsunami killed at least 430 people over the weekend in a fresh warning issued on the anniversary of …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 4:51 p.m.

Ash from Alaska volcano prompts aviation warning

Residents of a tiny Alaska Native community woke up to a little pre-Thanksgiving excitement Wednesday, with a neighboring volcano spewing a billowing dark cloud high into the air.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

Government ranks 18 U.S. volcanoes as ‘very high threat’

Government scientists have classified 18 U.S. volcanoes as “very high threat” because of what’s been happening inside them and how close they are to people.

Volcano erupts on same Indonesian island as earlier earthquake

A volcano erupted Wednesday on the same central Indonesian island struck last week by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, but no evacuations were ordered.

Hawaii businesses seek lava viewing site to reignite tourism

Stunning images of Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically it’s nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ground to see the lava – …

Guatemala ups number of missing to 332 in volcano eruption

Authorities on Wednesday raised by more than 130 the number of people officially missing from last month’s deadly eruption of the Volcano of Fire.

Volcanology center raises Mt Agung alert to third-highest Siaga

Authorities have raised the alert level for Mount Agung in Karangasem regency, Bali, to Siaga (watch) status, or Level III of the four-tiered Indonesia volcano alert system, after it erupted …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …