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El Salvador evacuates 1,000 people near volcano

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Civil protection authorities in El Salvador say at least 1,000 people living near the Chaparrastique volcano have been evacuated as a precautionary measure after seismic activity increased at the volcano.

Posted: May 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Indonesia rumbling volcano unleashes fresh burst

Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash as seen from Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

Authorities say a volcano in western Indonesia that has been spewing lava and clouds of gas high into the sky has let out a new burst, triggering panic.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Japan volcano in spectacular eruption


TOKYO – A volcano in southern Japan erupted in spectacular fashion on Sunday, spewing an ash plume up to 5,000 meters into the air, meteorological officials said, according to a report.

The eruption of the 1,117-meter (3,665-foot) Mount Sakurajima near Kagoshima city took place around 4:30 pm (0730 GMT), Jiji Press said.

A large amount of volcanic ash fell in the northern and central parts of the city, causing a delay in train services and temporary poor visibility, forcing car drivers to use their headlights.

The eruption also resulted in a small flow of volcanic material up to about one kilometre (half a mile) from the crater, Jiji said.

It was the 500th eruption this year of Sakurajima, which is about 950 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. The eruption lasted for about 50 minutes.

Posted: August 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Highway from hell’ shows volcanoes with a short fuse


A subterranean “highway from hell” enables some volcanoes to erupt at super-speed, a discovery that also throws up options for predicting the peril, according to a study published in Nature on Wednesday.

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mayon still restive; alert level 1 up


Mayon Volcano remained under alert level 1 on Tuesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

Posted: June 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »