Latest Volcanic eruptions News

Threat of volcanic eruption puts Spanish island on alert

Sep. 16, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A series of small earthquakes in Spain’s Canary Islands has put authorities on alert for a possible volcanic eruption, with one official saying Thursday there is “intense seismic activity” in the area off northwest Africa. Authorities have detected...

EXPLAINER: Is Hawaii's Kilauea volcano going to erupt again?

Aug. 26, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists say the immediate potential for an eruption at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has declined after earthquakes and ground swelling subsided in the 24 hours leading up to Thursday morning. Earlier in the week, the quakes and changes to the ground surface prompted...

Potential for eruption at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano declines

Aug. 26, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said Thursday it lowered its alert level for Kilauea volcano to advisory from watch after the immediate potential for an eruption had diminished. The observatory said it acted after earthquake activity and ground...

EXPLAINER: Is Hawaii's Kilauea volcano going to erupt again?

Aug. 25, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The ground at the summit of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has been rumbling and swelling in recent days, prompting scientists to warn that the mountain could once again disgorge lava. But there's no indication an eruption is imminent. The volcano, which is among the world's most...

Scientists detect earthquake swarm at Hawaii volcano

Aug. 24, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Geologists on Tuesday said they had detected a swarm of earthquakes at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, though it is not erupting. The quakes began overnight and continued into the morning, The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said. More than...

Archaeologists find skeleton, evidence of Greek in Pompeii

Aug. 17, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Archaeologists in the ancient city of Pompeii have discovered a remarkably well-preserved skeleton during excavations of a tomb that also shed light on the cultural life of the city before it was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in AD 79. A skull bearing...

Lava streams from Indonesia's Mount Merapi in new eruption

Aug. 16, 2021 20:40 PM EDT

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s most active volcano erupted Monday with its biggest lava flow in months, sending a river of lava and searing gas clouds flowing 3.5 kilometers (more than 2 miles) down its slopes on the densely populated island of Java. The...

Owners of homes destroyed by lava opt for buyback program

Aug. 09, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii Island residents whose homes were destroyed or damaged during a 2018 eruption of the Kilauea volcano are selling their properties to the county. The first phase of the county's Voluntary Housing Buyout Program saw 284 applicants out of 294...

Indonesian volcano churns out fresh clouds of ash, lava

Aug. 09, 2021 02:17 AM EDT

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A volcanic eruption on Indonesia’s turbulent Mount Merapi churned and boiled Monday, sending renewed flows of lava and ash down its slopes for a second day. Pyroclastic flows — avalanches of rock, ash and volcanic gas — burst from the...

Indonesia’s Mount Merapi erupts with bursts of lava, ash

Aug. 08, 2021 02:00 AM EDT

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s most volatile volcano erupted Sunday on the densely populated island of Java, spewing smoke and ash high into the air and sending streams of lava and gasses down its slopes. No casualties were reported. Mount Merapi unleashed...