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Volcano-themed events at the MAC

The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture has announced the exhibitions that will open in 2020.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 12, 2020

Lava gushes from Philippine volcano as ash spreads to Manila

Red-hot lava is gushing out of a Philippine volcano after a sudden eruption of ash and steam that forced villagers to flee and shut down Manila’s airport, offices and schools.


New Zealand recovers 6 bodies from toxic volcanic island

As grieving families sang traditional Maori songs, New Zealand military specialists wearing protective gear landed on a small volcanic island Friday morning and recovered six bodies of the 16 people …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

New Zealand planning retrieval of bodies on volcanic island

A team of eight New Zealand military specialists will land on a small volcanic island early Friday to attempt to retrieve the bodies of eight victims of an eruption that …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Rescuer describes horror of New Zealand’s silent eruption

The eruption was so silent that Lillani Hopkins didn’t hear it over the hum of the boat’s engines. She didn’t turn around until her dad whacked her.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Five dead, many more missing in eruption of New Zealand volcano

A volcano off the New Zealand coast erupted Monday with a towering blast of ash and scalding steam as dozens of tourists were exploring its moon-like surface, killing five people …


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.