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Indonesia’s Merapi Volcano Spews Hot Clouds, 500 Evacuate

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano spewed avalanches of hot clouds Thursday morning as hundreds more residents were evacuated from its fertile slopes. Authorities evacuated more than 500 people living on the mountain in Magelang district on Java …

Volcano Erupts on Hawaii’s Big Island, Draws Crowds to Park

HONOLULU (AP) — Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island roared back to life Sunday night as lava went shooting into the air, boiling away a water lake and sending a massive plume of steam, gas and ash soaring into the …

Volcano Erupts on Hawaii’s Big Island, Produces Steam Cloud

HONOLULU, Hawaii — The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted and shot a steam cloud into the atmosphere that lasted about an hour, an official with the National Weather Service said early Monday. The eruption began late Sunday within …

New Zealand Files 13 Safety Charges After Volcano Killed 22

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand authorities filed safety violation charges on Monday against 10 organizations and three individuals after a volcanic eruption at White Island last year killed 22 people. The island had been a popular tourist destination before …

Thousands of Filipinos Flee After Volcanic Fallout Hits Manila

A mass evacuation is underway in the Philippines, where an erupting volcano 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of the capital has triggered some 75 earthquakes and spewed “ballistic fragments,” forcing the nation’s financial markets to suspend trading and Manila airport …

Seven Countries Affected by New Zealand Volcano Disaster

Seven nations have been affected by the volcano disaster in New Zealand that has probably claimed 13 lives and left dozens with critical burn injuries. Police on Tuesday said the 47 people on White Island at the time it erupted …

Five Dead, Eight Missing After New Zealand Volcano Erupts

As many as 13 people may have died following a volcanic eruption on New Zealand’s White Island, while dozens more were injured after two explosions sent plumes of white smoke and ash thousands of meters into the air. Five people …

Volcano Erupts in Central Indonesia, No Injuries

A volcano in central Indonesia has erupted, spewing hot smoke and ash thousands of feet into the air. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Mount Lokon, located on northern Sulawesi island, had been dormant for years before …

Indonesian Farmers Flee as World’s Deadliest Volcano Rumbles

Bold farmers in Indonesia routinely ignore orders to evacuate the slopes of live volcanoes, but those living on Tambora took no chances when history’s deadliest mountain rumbled ominously this month. Villagers like Hasanuddin Sanusi have heard since they were young …

Remote Alaska Volcano Begins Erupting

A volcano is erupting on a remote, uninhabited Alaska island. John Power with the Alaska Volcano Observatory says the eruption at Cleveland Volcano is a slow effusion of magma that is forming a lava dome, and not an explosive eruption …