Latest Volcanoes News

Hawaii boat ramp could restore ocean access in volcano area

Nov. 11, 2019 10:50 PM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources is expected to seek funding from the state Legislature to establish ocean access at a boat ramp cut off by the Kilauea eruption, officials said. The Pohoiki boat ramp facility on the Big Island closed shortly after Kilauea began...

Universal won't be cited for electric shocks at water park

Nov. 5, 2019 3:53 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Federal investigators say Universal Orlando Resort won't be cited for electrical problems that led to lifeguards getting shocked at its water park, saying the resort was unaware something was wrong. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says in a report released this week...

NMU physical geography class watches volcanic demonstrations

Nov. 4, 2019 12:05 AM EST

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — A little bit of liquid nitrogen and some imagination can go a long way into making a physical geography class interesting. Hans Lechner, assistant professor in the Northern Michigan University Department of Earth, Environment and Geographical Sciences, created a simulation/model of...

Small quake rattles Northern California area burned by fire

Nov. 3, 2019 9:28 PM EST

GEYSERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A small earthquake has rattled a Northern California wine region where a huge wildfire is burning. The United States Geological Survey says a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.2 struck at 12:34 p.m. Sunday near the Geysers. A Sonoma County Sheriff's dispatcher says there...

Geologists testing water from new Hawaii volcano crater lake

Oct. 30, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Federal geologists are examining samples of water from a growing pond in a Hawaii volcano's crater. Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory used a drone to collect water samples from a growing lake in Kilauea volcano's crater, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald...

Intense monitoring and care lift mountain gorilla numbers

Oct. 29, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

KINIGI, Rwanda (AP) — Deep in the rainforest of Volcanoes National Park, a 23-year-old female gorilla named Kurudi feeds on a stand of wild celery. She bends the green stalks and, with long careful fingers, peels off the exterior skin to expose the succulent inside. Biologist Jean Paul Hirwa notes her meal...

Residents hit by Kilauea eruption relieved at fewer tourists

Oct. 29, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The Big Island neighborhood that was ravaged by the 2018 Kilauea volcano eruption has become a destination for tourists wanting to get a look at the damage caused by one of the largest eruptions in the Hawaii volcano's recent history. But residents of the Leilani Estates neighborhood...

Hawaii power company plans to begin drilling geothermal well

Oct. 15, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Puna Geothermal Venture plans to begin drilling a new geothermal production well on Hawaii Island as part of its recovery from the Kilauea volcano eruption, officials said. The energy company expects to begin drilling its Kapoho State 18 well Wednesday, The Hawaii Tribune-Herald...

Hawaii to consider proposed online trail hike reservations

Oct. 9, 2019 2:11 AM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The state of Hawaii will consider a proposal to establish an online reservation system for guided hikes in a national park on Maui, officials said. The Sierra Club Maui Group and Haleakala Ranch are partnering to build the reservation system for hikes on Haleakala Trail, The Maui...

Attack in popular Rwandan tourist region leaves 14 dead

Oct. 7, 2019 2:27 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwandan police say 19 attackers have been killed and others are on the run after their assault on a popular tourist area killed at least 14 people over the weekend. National police spokesman John Bosco Kabera said in a statement late Sunday that five other attackers have been arrested...