Latest Volcanoes News

Strong quake hits Vanuatu, triggering tsunami warning

Jan. 08, 2023 09:05 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook the Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, triggering a tsunami warning that was withdrawn hours later. The quake was centered 23 kilometers (15 miles) from Port Olry and hit at...

Hawaii eruption not dangerous but offers spectacular sight

Jan. 06, 2023 19:43 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from Kilauea spurted high into the air and spread out across about 300 acres (120 hectares) of the Hawaii volcano's summit crater floor, creating a spectacular sight as the mountain began erupting again after a few weeks' hiatus. Jillian Marohnic said the pool...

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts again, summit crater glows

Jan. 06, 2023 02:45 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Kilauea began erupting inside its summit crater Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, less than one month after the volcano and its larger neighbor Mauna Loa stopped releasing lava. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory detected a glow in webcam images...

Hawaii winter storm: thunder, hail and power outages

Dec. 20, 2022 21:07 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A strong winter storm downed trees, knocked out power and flooded soccer fields as it moved across the Hawaiian Islands. Snow fell on the Big Island's tallest peaks. National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Rozanski said Tuesday that the weather is typical of...

Easter Island rebounds from wildfire that singed its statues

Dec. 16, 2022 11:01 AM EST

RAPA NUI, Chile (AP) — The hillside of Rano Raraku volcano on Rapa Nui feels like a place that froze in time. Embedded in grass and volcanic rock, almost 400 moai – the monolithic human figures carved centuries ago by this remote Pacific island’s Rapanui people -- remained...

Scientists declare 2 Hawaii volcanoes have stopped erupting

Dec. 13, 2022 19:42 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. scientists declared Tuesday that two active Hawaii volcanoes — one where lava destroyed hundreds of homes in 2018 and another where lava recently stalled before reaching a crucial Big Island highway — have stopped erupting. “Kilauea is no longer...

Scientists declare on same day Hawaii's Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes are no longer erupting

Dec. 13, 2022 13:18 PM EST
HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists declare on same day Hawaii's Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes are no longer erupting.

Scientists say eruption of Hawaii volcano continues to ease

Dec. 12, 2022 09:02 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The eruption of the Mauna Loa volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island continues to ease, scientists said Sunday, reinforcing an earlier pronouncement that the mountain’s first flare-up in nearly 40 years might soon end. “We have good news to report,” Ken Hon, the...

Scientists lower alert for Mauna Loa, say eruption could end

Dec. 10, 2022 22:00 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists lowered the alert level for the Mauna Loa volcano on Hawaii's Big Island from a warning to a watch on Saturday and said the mountain's first eruption in nearly 40 years may soon end. The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said in a...

Mauna Loa lava no longer imminent threat to Hawaii highway

Dec. 08, 2022 17:59 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from the world's largest volcano is no longer an imminent threat to the main highway across the Big Island of Hawaii, scientists said Thursday, a development that was a welcome reprieve for motorists who depend on the road. Mauna Loa was still erupting...