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Volcano on Indonesia's Bali erupts, flights cancelled

Nine villages experienced thick ash fall. But the agency said it wasn't raising the alert level for the volcano and its exclusion zone remains a 4-kilometer (2.5-mile) radius around the crater.

Bali airport shut as Agung volcano gushes ash

Indonesia, an archipelago of more than 250 million people, sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" and is prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Government seismologists monitor more than 120 active volcanoes.


Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes overnight

The latest lost homes were in addition to at least 117 others that were previously reported by officials since lava began spilling last month from cracks in the ground in a mostly rural district of the Big Island.

'Nobody is left': Guatemala volcano ravaged entire families

On Tuesday, it was clear that the official death toll was sure to climb and fears spread that anyone still stuck in the buried houses was dead and would remain entombed there.

Guatemala volcano death toll up to 69, expected to rise

The volcano has registered a number of minor eruptions over the years, and no evacuations were ordered as scientific experts reported the activity was decreasing.

Guatemala volcano death toll up to 62, expected to rise

Guatemala's disaster agency, Conred, issued a number of standard precautions, advising people to wear protective face masks, clean their rooftops of ash once the eruption was over and cover any food and water intended for human consumption.


Hawaii faces new threat of fumes from volcano's lava

The bulletins also warned that reports of toxic sulfur dioxide gas being vented from various points around the volcano had tripled, urging residents to "take action necessary to limit further exposure."

Source of world's largest mud eruption traced to volcano

Lusi, the world's largest mud eruption that began on the Indonesian island of Java in 2006, is not stopping any time soon as deep underground it is connected to a nearby volcanic system, scientists have determined.

Aid helicopter crash kills 8 after Indonesian volcano erupts

The helicopter crashed about three minutes before arriving at Dieng Plateau, the popular tourist area where the volcanic eruption on Sunday injured at least 10 people.

Volcano erupts in western Indonesia, killing 6 people

Mount Sinabung is among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire,'' an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.

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Hundreds evacuated as Indonesia's Mt Sinabung erupts

The local disaster mitigation agency of Indonesia, said hundreds of residents were being evacuated from several villages, bringing the number of people moved in recent weeks to more than 3,000 since Mt Sinabung started spewing.