Latest Volcanic eruptions News

Despite huge volcano blast, Tonga avoids widespread disaster

Jan. 18, 2022 16:41 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The blast from the volcano could be heard in Alaska, and the waves crossed the ocean to cause an oil spill and two drownings in Peru. The startling satellite images resembled a massive nuclear explosion. And yet, despite sitting almost on top of the...

Fishermen protest after eruption causes oil spill in Peru

Jan. 18, 2022 16:03 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — An oil spill on the Peruvian coast caused by the waves from an eruption of an undersea volcano in the South Pacific nation of Tonga prompted dozens of fishermen to protest Tuesday outside the South American country’s main oil refinery. The men gathered outside...

Waves from eruption in Tonga cause oil spill in Peru

Jan. 17, 2022 21:27 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Unusually high waves attributed to the eruption of an undersea volcano in Tonga caused an oil spill on the Peruvian coast, but authorities said Monday the spill was controlled within hours and there's an ongoing process to clean the area. The Peruvian Civil...

Flights sent to assess Tonga damage after volcanic eruption

Jan. 17, 2022 14:50 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand and Australia were able to send military surveillance flights to Tonga on Monday to assess the damage a huge undersea volcanic eruption left in the Pacific island nation. A towering ash cloud since Saturday's eruption had prevented earlier...

Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption

Jan. 16, 2022 00:43 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The tsunami threat around the Pacific from a huge undersea volcanic eruption began to recede Sunday, while the extent of damage to Tonga remained unclear. Satellite images showed the spectacular eruption that took place Saturday evening, with a plume...

Pacific nation of Tonga issues tsunami warning after undersea volcano erupts

Jan. 15, 2022 01:49 AM EST
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Pacific nation of Tonga issues tsunami warning after undersea volcano erupts.

Tallest Galapagos volcano erupts, spewing lava, ash

Jan. 07, 2022 18:31 PM EST

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The tallest mountain in the Galapagos islands was erupting on Friday, spewing lava down its flanks and clouds of ash over the Pacific Ocean, according to Ecuador's Geophysical Institute. A cloud of gas and ash from Wolf Volcano rose to 3,793 meters (12,444...

Man found dead in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Jan. 03, 2022 20:31 PM EST

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) — The body of a 75-year-old man was found after he apparently fell from a closed area of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park late Sunday night on Hawaii's Big Island, authorities said. The National Park Service says family members reported...

Spanish eruption's end brings 'emotional relief,' rebuilding

Dec. 25, 2021 09:52 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Authorities on one of Spain's Canary Islands declared a volcanic eruption that started in September officially finished Saturday following 10 days of no lava flows, seismic activity or significant sulfur dioxide emissions. But the emergency in La Palma, the most...

Indonesia raises Semeru volcano alert, fearing new eruption

Dec. 18, 2021 04:36 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities raised the alert level for the highest volcano on Java island, saying Mount Semeru could blow up again after a sudden eruption earlier this month left 48 people dead and 36 missing in villages that were buried in layers of mud. ...