Historic Hawaii volcano eruption scarred landscape, lives

U.S. 05/02/19, 23:47

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 and farms in the disaster are still struggling to return to their cherished island lifestyle.More than 700 homes were destroyed ...

Man badly injured after falling into Hawaii volcano crater

U.S. 05/02/19, 18:55

A man was seriously injured after crossing a safety barrier and falling into a Hawaii volcano crater, authorities said.Hawaii Volcanoes National Park rangers and Hawaii Island fire crews rescued the man Wednesday night after he fell 60 to 70 feet (18 to 21 meters) at Kilauea volcano's Halemaumau crater on ...

Indonesia’s Merapi volcano unleashes river of lava

Asia & Pacific 01/30/19, 00:13

Indonesia's volatile Mount Merapi volcano has unleashed a river of lava that flowed 1,400 meters (4,590 feet) down its slopes.Kasbani, head of the Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center, says Merapi on the island of Java has entered an "effusive eruption phase."Kasbani, who goes by a single name, said the ...

Sicilian airport reopens amid Mount Etna’s latest eruption

Europe 12/25/18, 05:20

Italy's Catania airport is reopening after an ash cloud from Mount Etna's latest eruptions forced it to shut down.The airport on the Mediterranean island of Sicily says it's having a limited opening Tuesday, operating four flights an hour.More than 100 tremors have rattled the inhabited slopes of Mount Etna this ...

Photos: Mount Etna erupts and releases a gigantic ash cloud over Sicily

Europe 12/25/18, 01:34

Europe's largest and most active volcano, Mount Etna, is spewing columns of smoke and sending lava cascading down its mountainside during its latest eruption. The Mount Etna observatory says lava and ash are spewing from a new fracture on the active Sicilian volcano amid an unusually high level of seismic activity. Mount Etna, ...

Indonesia’s Soputan volcano erupts, ejecting thick ash

Science 12/16/18, 03:59

A volcano in central Indonesia has erupted, ejecting columns of thick ash as high as 7,500 meters (24,606 feet) into the sky.Mount Soputan, located on the northern part of Sulawesi island, erupted twice Sunday morning, said the national disaster agency's spokesman, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.He said in anticipation of hot ash ...

PHOTOS: photojournalist portrays volcano’s devastation

World 12/12/18, 00:00

They call it the Volcano of Fire, one of the most active volcanoes in the Americas, frequently spewing ash and gas across a swath of Guatemala west of the capital. On June 3, the mountain erupted with a fury not seen in more than a century, exploding with 1,300-degree molten ...

Ash from Alaska volcano prompts aviation warning

U.S. 11/21/18, 16:52

An active Alaska volcano is ramping up, spewing ash emissions nearly 3 miles (5 kilometers) into the air.Alaska Volcano Observatory scientists said Wednesday that overnight ash emissions from Mount Veniaminof (VEN'-ee-ah-mean-off) generated an ash plume that drifted more than 150 miles (241 kilometers) to the southeast.The community of Perryville is ...

Government ranks 18 US volcanoes as ‘very high threat’

U.S. 10/25/18, 11:28

Government scientists are classifying 18 U.S. volcanoes as a "very high threat" because of what's been happening inside them and how close they are to people.The U.S. Geological Survey is updating its volcano threat assessments for the first time since 2005. The danger list is topped by Hawaii's Kilauea, which ...

Rwanda fee hike to visit gorillas leads to drop in tourists

Africa 09/28/18, 05:26

Gorilla tourism is an important income source for Rwanda, but a recent increase in permit fees for safaris meant a steep decline in visitors.Now fees have been reduced by 30 percent for the low season in the hope that visitors will return.Earlier this year the WWF conservation group said the ...

National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong eruption

U.S. 09/22/18, 16:43

A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its landscape. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials said there were no lines or waiting for visitors to catch a glimpse ...

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