eruption News

Island Turns into Open-Air Lab For Tech-Savvy Volcanologists

LAS MANCHAS, Canary Islands (AP) — They come with eagle-eyed drones and high-precision instruments. Aided by satellites, they analyze gas emissions and the flows of molten rock. On the ground, they collect everything from the tiniest particles to “lava bombs” …

Spain-Volcano: With No Sign Of Eruption’s End, Ash Blankets La Palma Island

LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE, Canary Islands (AP) — A volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma that has been erupting for six weeks spewed greater quantities of ash from its main mouth Sunday, a day after producing its strongest …

La Palma’s Volcanic Eruption is Going Strong 3 Weeks Later

LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE, Canary Islands (AP) — Three weeks since its eruption upended the lives of thousands, the volcano on Spain’s La Palma island is still spewing out endless streams of lava with no signs of ceasing. Authorities on …

Lava Spread Raises Fears of More Damage on Spanish Island

TODOQUE, Canary Islands (AP) — The advance of lava from a volcanic eruption in Spain’s Canary Islands has slowed significantly, raising fears Thursday that it might fan out further and wreak more destruction instead of flowing out into the sea. …

‘My Whole Life in a Van’: Islanders Flee Spanish Volcano

TODOQUE, Canary Islands (AP) — A wall of lava up to 12 meters (40 feet) high bore down on a Spanish island village Wednesday, as residents scrambled to save what they could before the molten rock swallowed up their homes …

Volcano Erupts on Atlantic Island; Lava Threatens Some Homes

MADRID (AP) — A volcano on Spain’s Atlantic Ocean island of La Palma erupted Sunday after a weeklong buildup of seismic activity, prompting authorities to speed up evacuations for 1,000 people as lava flows crept toward isolated homes on the …

Philippine Volcano Belches Dark Plume, Villagers Evacuated

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A small volcano near the Philippine capital belched a dark plume of steam and ash into the sky in a brief explosion Thursday, prompting officials to start evacuating thousands of villagers from high-risk areas. Government experts …

Residents Search for Dead Killed by Congo’s Volcano Eruption

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Residents searched for missing loved ones amid their destroyed homes on the outskirts of Congo’s eastern city of Goma Monday, where light aftershocks were detected in the area following the eruption of a large volcano two …

Tremors Shake Congo City, Close Schools, Shops After Volcanic Eruption

GOMA — Waves of earth tremors rocked the Congolese city of Goma on Monday, unnerving residents still reeling from a volcano eruption at the weekend that tore through nearby villages, displaced thousands and killed at least 15 people. Chaos descended …

Hawaii to Launch Program to Buy 2018 Eruption-Damaged Homes

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Property owners on the Big Island who were affected by the 2018 Kilauea volcanic eruption can apply to have Hawaii County buy back their land starting next week. Hawaii County said the first phase of its …