Latest Volcanic eruptions News

Woman who survived a volcanic eruption graduates from ODU

May. 14, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There was a moment when she and her husband, Matt, were hunkered down behind a boulder — holding hands and saying “I love you” as a storm of volcanic ash, rock and acids engulfed them, turning a bright sunny afternoon to night — that Lauren Urey was almost certain...

Hawaii volcano lava flow steady after starts and stops

May. 02, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano is now erupting a steady stream of lava after a period of intermittent pulsing. The latest eruption began in September but until recently had been stopping and starting every few days, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday. ...

3 months after volcanic eruption, Tonga slowly rebuilds

Apr. 14, 2022 21:28 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Samantha Moala recalls she was taking a shower at her home in Tonga when she heard what sounded like a gunshot so powerful it hurt her ears. As she and her family scrambled to their car to drive inland, ash blackened the sky. The world's biggest...

Philippine volcano spews ash and steam, evacuation underway

Mar. 26, 2022 01:57 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A small volcano in a scenic lake near the Philippine capital blew a white plume of steam and ash 1.5 kilometers (1 mile) into the sky in a brief but powerful explosion Saturday, prompting authorities to raise the alert level and evacuate hundreds of residents from...

Mid-Atlantic island girds for feared quake, volcano eruption

Mar. 24, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities on a Portuguese island in the North Atlantic are preparing for the possible evacuation of local people, as six straight days of minor temblors stoke fears of a possible major earthquake or volcanic eruption. The president of the Azores Islands'...

Earthquakes shake Indonesia, Philippines; no tsunami threat

Mar. 14, 2022 01:20 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Strong, shallow underwater earthquakes shook western Indonesia and the Philippine capital region Monday, but no serious damage was reported and no tsunami warnings were issued. In Indonesia, a magnitude-6.7 quake that was 16 kilometers (10 miles) deep...

Lava flows as Indonesia's Mount Merapi continues to erupt

Mar. 11, 2022 01:01 AM EST

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s Mount Merapi continued to erupt Friday, forcing authorities to halt tourism and mining activities on the slopes of the country’s most active volcano. The volcano on the densely populated island of Java unleashed clouds of hot ash shortly...

5 suspected cartel gunmen dead in massive Mexico firefight

Mar. 10, 2022 20:21 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in the avocado-growing zone of western Mexico said five suspected drug cartel gunmen were killed in a massive firefight between gangs Thursday. And gunmen killed the mayor of a nearby town that has been the scene of a protracted turf battle between...

Indonesia’s Mount Merapi erupts multiple times, 250 evacuate

Mar. 10, 2022 01:41 AM EST

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano spewed avalanches of hot clouds in eruptions overnight Thursday that forced about 250 residents to flee to temporary shelters and left ash blanketing nearby villages and towns. No casualties were reported. The volcano...

Guatemala Volcano of Fire eruption prompts evacuations

Mar. 08, 2022 15:19 PM EST

ESCUINTLA, Guatemala (AP) — About 500 residents evacuated voluntarily from the slopes of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire Tuesday as red-hot rock and ash flowed down the slopes toward an area devastated by a deadly 2018 eruption. The National Institute of Seismology, Vulcanology,...