Latest Volcanoes News

Guatemala volcano spews ash months after deadly eruption

Oct. 13, 2018 7:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Volcano of Fire spewed ash and lava Saturday just months after an eruption killed at least 110 people. The country's seismology and volcanology institute said hot lava was spilling from the crater and flowing toward a ravine. Constant rumblings from the volcano sounded like...

Volcano erupts on same Indonesian island as earlier quake

Oct. 3, 2018 9:23 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano erupted Wednesday on the same central Indonesian island struck last week by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, but no evacuations were ordered. Mount Soputan on the northern part of Sulawesi island spewed ash more than 6,000 meters (19,700 feet) into the sky in the...

Slow arrival of aid frustrates Indonesia quake survivors

Oct. 3, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Climbing over reeking piles of sodden food and debris, a crowd on Wednesday searched a warehouse wrecked in Indonesia's earthquake and tsunami for anything they could salvage: cans of condensed milk, soft drinks, rice, candy and painkillers. A trickle of emergency aid is only now...

The Latest: Indonesian quake toll raised to 1,407

Oct. 3, 2018 11:53 AM EDT

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia (all times local): 2 p.m. The death toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia has increased to 1,407. National disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in Jakarta on Wednesday afternoon that 519 of the bodies had...

On tiny Linosa, it's easy to adopt island's relaxed rhythms

Oct. 3, 2018 8:22 AM EDT

LINOSA ISLAND, Italy (AP) — There are no hotels, but islanders open up their simple, gaily painted homes to those seeking relaxed rhythms. No banks either, but there's not a lot money can buy here. The sole souvenir shop has a few knickknacks. Costs are modest for meals made from local ingredients —...

A volcano has erupted in central Indonesia on the same island as earlier earthquake, but no evacuations immediately

Oct. 3, 2018 1:56 AM EDT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano has erupted in central Indonesia on the same island as earlier earthquake, but no evacuations immediately.

Volcano spews ash on Mexico City

Sep. 29, 2018 3:12 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Ash spewing from the Popocatepetl volcano has reached the southern neighborhoods of Mexico's capital. The National Center for Disaster Prevention warned Mexicans on Saturday to stay away from the volcano after activity picked up in the crater and it registered 183 emissions of gas and...

Rwanda fee hike to visit gorillas leads to drop in tourists

Sep. 28, 2018 10:38 AM EDT

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Rwanda (AP) — Gorilla tourism is an important income source for Rwanda, but a recent increase in permit fees for safaris meant a steep decline in visitors. Earlier this year the WWF conservation group said the mountain gorilla subspecies was making a comeback, with numbers above...

Greece: Drones used to spot tax cheats on Santorini

Sep. 24, 2018 2:24 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Tax authorities say they have used surveillance drones in Greece for the first time to spot violations on Santorini, where tourists were allegedly being taken on boat tours of the island's sea-filled volcanic crater without getting receipts. Greece's Independent Authority for Public...

National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong eruption

Sep. 22, 2018 11:30 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — 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...