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Wednesday, January 22, 2020



Philippines: Taal volcano residents turn ash and plastic waste into bricks

January 18, 2020 6:00 pm

After the Taal volcano erupted last week, environmental officials in the region tried to come up with an inventive and more sustainable response to the country's persistent problems with pollution and frequent natural disasters.

Explained: Why some Maori feel the NZ volcano disaster was a form of divine retribution

December 17, 2019 11:24 am

Several media reports have quoted the Maori as saying they had been living in fear of the ancestor’s rage at the relentless tourist tours to the island.

Volcano on Indonesia's Bali erupts, flights cancelled

May 25, 2019 2:21 pm

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

June 29, 2018 9:20 am

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

June 07, 2018 10:21 am

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

June 06, 2018 8:43 am

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

June 05, 2018 10:33 am

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

June 05, 2018 6:45 am

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

May 21, 2018 3:35 pm

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

October 19, 2017 4:11 pm

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.


Philippines: Thousands flee after Volcano Taal spews ash, airport shuts down

January 12, 2020 10:05 pm

A small volcano near the Philippine capital that draws tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake has erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam, prompting the evacuation of tens of thousands of people and forcing Manila's international airport to shut down

Hundreds evacuated as Indonesia's Mt Sinabung erupts

June 16, 2015 1:37 pm

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.