volcano News

Prayers? Bombs? Hawaii History Shows Stopping Lava Not Easy

HONOLULU (AP) — Prayer. Bombs. Walls. Over the decades, people have tried all of them to stanch the flow of lava from Hawaii’s volcanoes as it lumbered toward roads, homes and infrastructure. Now Mauna Loa — the world’s largest active …

Hawaii Volcano Eruption has Some on Alert, Draws Onlookers

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The first eruption in 38 years of the world’s largest active volcano is attracting onlookers to a national park for “spectacular” views of the event, and it’s also dredging up bad memories among some Hawaii residents …

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Starts to Erupt, Sending Ash Nearby

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, has started to erupt for the first time in nearly four decades, prompting volcanic ash and debris to fall nearby, authorities said Monday. The eruption began late Sunday night …

Philippine Volcano Spews Ash And Steam, Evacuation Underway

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A small volcano in a scenic lake near the Philippine capital blew a white plume of steam and ash 1.5 kilometers (1 mile) into the sky in a brief but powerful explosion Saturday, prompting authorities to …

Mid-Atlantic Island Girds for Feared Quake, Volcano Eruption

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities on a Portuguese island in the North Atlantic are preparing for the possible evacuation of local people, as six straight days of minor temblors stoke fears of a possible major earthquake or volcanic eruption. The …

Peru’s ‘Worst Ecological Disaster’ Slams Small-Scale Fishing

CIUDAD PACHACUTEC, Peru (AP) — Walter de la Cruz scrambled down a large sand dune in the fog to reach a rock overlooking the Pacific Ocean, where he has fished for three decades. He cast a hook into the waters …

Indonesia’s Mount Merapi Erupts Multiple Times, 250 Evacuate

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano spewed avalanches of hot clouds in eruptions overnight Thursday that forced about 250 residents to flee to temporary shelters and left ash blanketing nearby villages and towns. No casualties were reported. The …

Musk’s Starlink Connects Remote Tonga Villages Still Cut Off After Tsunami

SYDNEY —Elon Musk’s satellite venture has launched a free high-speed internet service to connect remote villages in Tonga that have been cut off since a devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami in January. Tonga’s prime minister, Siaosi Sovaleni, said in a …

Tonga Needs Over $90 Million to Start Repairs From Volcano

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A month after an undersea volcanic eruption and ensuing tsunami lashed Tonga, a U.N. official said Wednesday that 80% of the Pacific island nation’s 105,000 people were affected and the country needs over $90 million to …

Spanish Island Volcano Eruption Hits Local Record of 85 Days

MADRID (AP)–A volcanic eruption in Spain’s Canary Islands shows no sign of ending after 85 days, becoming the island of La Palma’s longest eruption on record Sunday. The eruption has surged and ebbed since it first began spewing lava on …