Latest Volcanic eruptions News

Costs to repair road damage from Hawaii volcano set at $82M

Mar. 11, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Hawaii County agreed on an $82 million damage assessment to be used to repair roads inundated by lava during a massive volcanic eruption. Hawaii County announced that its agreement with the federal government under FEMA’s Public...

People wait at a bus stop, in Rome, Monday, March 9, 2020. Italy announced a sweeping quarantine early Sunday for its northern regions, igniting travel chaos as it restricted the movements of a quarter of its population in a bid to halt the new coronavirus' relentless march across Europe. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)

Correction: Virus Outbreak-The Latest story

Mar. 10, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — In a story March 9, 2020, about the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe, The Associated Press erroneously reported that there were confirmed cases in Guadeloupe, one of France's overseas territories. A French official says there are currently no proven cases of the virus in the Guadeloupe...

The Latest: Australia bans travel from S Korea over virus

Mar. 4, 2020 10:19 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the virus outbreak (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Australia has banned travel from South Korea and will more thoroughly screen travellers from Italy in a bid to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. The travel ban from late Thursday follows similar bans on travel from China...

Travelers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport wear masks Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in SeaTac, Wash. Six of the 18 Western Washington residents with the coronavirus have died as health officials rush to test more suspected cases and communities brace for spread of the disease. All confirmed cases of the virus in Washington are in Snohomish and King counties. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Companies trim outlooks, travel and staff as virus spreads

Mar. 4, 2020 7:02 PM EST

GROUNDED AIRPLANES: United Airlines will cut international and U.S. flying, freeze hiring and ask employees to volunteer for unpaid leave as it struggles with weak demand for travel because of the new virus outbreak. United said Wednesday it will reduce passenger-carrying capacity 20% on international routes and...

A man watches as Mount Merapi spews volcanic material into the air in Sleman, Indonesia, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Indonesia's most active volcano erupted Tuesday, spewing sand and pyroclastic material and sending massive smoke-and-ash column into the sky. (AP Photo/Slamet Riyadi)

Indonesia's most active volcano erupts, spews ash into sky

Mar. 3, 2020 3:08 AM EST

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s most active volcano erupted Tuesday, spewing sand and pyroclastic material and sending a massive column of smoke and ash as high as 6,000 meters (19,680 feet) into the sky. The eruption of Mount Merapi on the main island of Java unleashed searing gas clouds 2...

Federal budget does not fund volcano debris dam, monitoring

Feb. 13, 2020 6:39 PM EST

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — The annual federal budget does not fund a request to raise the height of a dam in Washington state to stop debris flow from the Mount St. Helens eruption, county officials said. President Donald Trump's annual budget proposal does not include money to raise the Toutle River sediment...