Latest Volcanoes News

Survivor on Stromboli dodged falling volcanic material

Jul. 4, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A pair of hikers found themselves trapped by flames after a volcano erupted on the Sicilian island of Stromboli and thought they had escaped to safety but only one of the men survived, a Brazilian tourist said Thursday. Thiago Takeuti, 35, told Italian news agency ANSA that after Stromboli...

Volcano erupts on Sicily's Stromboli island; 1 person killed

Jul. 3, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italian news agency ANSA says eruptions from a volcano on the Sicilian island of Stromboli sent about 30 tourists jumping into the sea for safety. Civil protection authorities said a hiker was killed during the eruptions on Wednesday. Molten material from the volcano ignited a series of fires....

Alert level increased at world's largest volcano in Hawaii

Jul. 2, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Federal officials raised the alert level Tuesday for the world's largest active volcano, Hawaii's Mauna Loa, which last erupted in 1984. The U.S. Geological Survey changed the level from "normal" to "advisory" following a steady increase in earthquakes and ground swelling that began in...

Nik Wallenda says he 'freaked' when pole slipped

Jun. 24, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nik Wallenda says he "freaked" out when his balancing pole slipped during a high-wire walk with his sister above New York's Times Square. Nik and Lijana Wallenda spoke Monday on ABC's "Good Morning America," just hours after their harrowing feat. Nik Wallenda said the scare occurred as his...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jun. 21, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: A photo shows a street intersection in Orlando shut down because of...

Controversial telescope to be built on sacred Hawaiian peak

Jun. 20, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — After years of protests and legal battles, officials have announced that a massive telescope which will allow scientists to peer into the most distant reaches of our early universe will be built on a Hawaiian volcano that some consider sacred. The state announced a "notice to proceed" for...

Universal water park closes early, workers taken to hospital

Jun. 3, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Volcano Bay water park at Universal Orlando Resort closed early Sunday and at least four workers were taken to hospitals for what theme park officials say were "technical issues." Workers and some guests complained that they felt like they were being electrically shocked. Visiting...

Today in History

Jun. 3, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 3, the 154th day of 2019. There are 211 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On June 3, 1989, Iran's spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, died. On the same day, Chinese army troops began their sweep of Beijing to crush student-led pro-democracy...

Italy's Mount Etna spews lava in new phase of eruptions

Jun. 1, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, is spewing ash and lava once again, but officials say the activity is taking place at its summit and does not pose a risk to people. Etna began a new phase of eruptions on Thursday as new cracks in the volcano opened up, sending lava down its...

Volcano on Bali erupts, briefly disrupting flights

May. 25, 2019 2:20 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Bali's airport has returned to normal operations after some flights were canceled on Friday night following an eruption of the Mount Agung volcano that spread ash over the south of the Indonesian island. The national disaster agency said the eruption lasted 4 minutes and 30...