Tonga tsunami update: damages, casualties and communication

Australia & Oceania 01/19/22, 20:43

The underwater volcanic explosion near the Tonga Islands on Jan. 15 generated a tsunami that cut off phone and Internet connection, thus isolating the Pacific island from the rest of the world and causing serious damage to the capital Nuku'alofa. Satellite photographs display the smoke and ash in the air for ...

‘Dark ash thick clouds’: Indonesian volcano eruption kills 13

World 12/06/21, 16:27

After a rapid eruption prompted by heavy rains on Saturday, Dec. 4, Mount Semeru in Lumajang district, East Java province, Indonesia, blasted thick columns of ash of more than 40,000 feet (12,000 meters) into the sky, and burned gas and lava streamed down its slopes, several settlements were engulfed in ...

Volcano erupts with spectacular lava overflows, smoky haze

Inspired Stories 11/16/21, 16:20

Breathtaking images recently surfaced of a volcano eruption in action. Thrainn Kolbeinsson has released spectacular aerial footage showing scorched soil, smoky haze, and flowing magma. The timelapse video flies by an eruption at sunset. Huge gas bubbles rise through magma, sending lava pulses to the surface. The eruption follows a constant pattern with ...

Spain: flights cancelled and swimming banned

Europe 10/12/21, 20:46

Now may not be the best time to consider a holiday in Spain as some flights in the country were canceled and swimming is restricted. The flights are reduced following the volcano eruption in La Palma island, which has been active since Sept. 19, Glasgowlive reported. The airport on the island was ...

Volcano in southern Japan erupts; no injuries or damage

World 01/16/19, 23:20

A small island volcano in southern Japan has erupted, blasting rocks and ashes into the air but causing no damage or injuries.Japan Meteorological Agency says Thursday's eruption of the Shindake volcano on Kuchinoerabu island sent rocks flying and hot gas and debris pouring down the crater. It has not reached ...

Weather hampers efforts to inspect Indonesia tsunami volcano

World 12/28/18, 03:42

Bad weather hampered efforts to assess whether Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano island could trigger another deadly tsunami as authorities said the search for victims in the worst-affected province will continue into January.Indonesia's disaster agency said Friday that 426 people died in the Sunda Strait tsunami. That was slightly lower than ...

Indonesia widens exclusion zone around island volcano

World 12/26/18, 22:32

Indonesia has widened the no-go zone around an island volcano that triggered a tsunami on the weekend, killing at least 430 people in Sumatra and Java.The country's volcanology agency said Thursday that the Anak Krakatau volcano's alert status had been raised to the second highest level and the exclusion zone ...

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