43 people are dead and nearly 600 are injured in Indonesia after a tsunami triggered by a volcano

Antara Foto/Muhammad Bagus Khoirunas via Reuters At least 43 people are dead and another 584 injured after a tsunami struck areas around the Indonesia islands of Java and Sumatra. Hundreds of homes and other buildings were “heavily damaged” in the tsunami which struck late on Saturday. The tsunami was triggered by a volcanic eruption that […]

Mexican volcano Popocatepetl erupts with 2km column of ash (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Published time: 16 Dec, 2018 02:11 Edited time: 16 Dec, 2018 02:33 The active volcano Popocatepetl, located in Central Mexico, has exploded Saturday evening, sending ash two kilometers into the air with the cloud of smoke moving in a northeast direction. Videos from the eruption show a powerful explosion and traces of magma flowing out […]

Guatemalans told to evacuate as the country’s ‘volcano of fire’ begins to erupt

AP Several Guatemalan communities were told to evacuate on Monday as the country’s most active volcano begins to erupt for the third time in 2018.  The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) urged eight communities to leave their homes, but later tweeted some weren’t going. The 12,346-feet (3,763-meter) “Volcano de Fuego” or “Volcano of Fire” […]

Yellowstone volcano reaffirmed as ‘high threat’…but only 21st most dangerous in US

Those looking for something new to fear are in luck – the US Geological Survey has again classified the Yellowstone supervolcano as a “high threat” on its rarely-updated volcano threat assessments list. Though trailing at number 21 behind more formidable rivals, the much-discussed supervolcano has nonetheless held its own in the rankings since 2005, the […]

'Lava bomb' from Hawaii volcano hits tour boat, injuring at least 22

Published time: 16 Jul, 2018 21:52 A ‘lava bomb’, a flying chunk of molten rock, hit an ocean tour boat near the Big Island of Hawaii, puncturing the vessel’s roof and injuring the people on board, the island’s fire department has confirmed. At least 22 people were injured when the lava hit the boat, which […]

Bali volcano explodes, sending rocks & flares of lava into the air (PHOTOS)

A volcano on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali erupted Monday, sending rocks and lava spewing into the air and unleashing a wave of panic across the island. Residents reported hearing a loud explosion as Mount Agung flung volcanic rocks at least 2 km in the air. A sea of lava spewed from the crater, […]

Bali volcano current status: Is the airport open again?

Airlines operating to and from Bali’s Denpasar’s Ngurah Rai International Airport were forced to delay or cancel flights yesterday after the increased volcanic activity. More than 300 flights were cancelled on the popular tourist island. Volcanic ash poses a hazard to aviation as it can hamper visibility, damage flight controls and cause jet engine failure. […]

Beware: Tourists Are Getting Arrested For Taking Risky Volcano Selfies In Hawaii

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Guatemala volcano travel advice: Latest flight updates as lava spews from Fuego

The Guatemala volcano death toll has risen to 75, wth another 200 people thought to be missing. Recovery workers have been struggling in the harsh conditions, with heat from the ground tearing some firefighters’ boots to shreds. Emergency services are evacuating areas around the volcano after more lava was seen spewing down the side yesterday. […]

Thousands flee lava & ash fallout after deadly Guatemala volcano eruption (VIDEOS)

The deadly eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire has affected more than 1.7 million people and created havoc in surrounding municipalities, sending thousands of people fleeing for their lives through streets buried in ash. As least seven people have been confirmed as killed so far – including two children who were burned to death while […]