Tag: volcano

Erupting Indonesian volcano spews ash, lava

Indonesia's Mount Merapi, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupted Thursday as fiery red molten lava streamed down from the crater and it belched clouds of grey ash 2,000 metres (6,500 feet) into the sky. Authorities did not raise the rumbling volcano's alert status...

Philippines struggles to keep evacuees away from volcano

Philippine authorities were struggling Wednesday to keep thousands of evacuees from returning to homes in areas threatened by a feared massive eruption of Taal volcano. Some 40,000 people have taken refuge in shelters since the volcano let loose a towering burst of ash and jets...

Tens of thousands face uncertainty as Philippine volcano spews lava

by Ron Lopez with Mikhail Flores in Manila Taal volcano in the Philippines could spew lava and ash for weeks, authorities warned Tuesday, leaving tens of thousands in limbo after they fled their homes fearing a massive eruption. The crater of the volcano exploded to life...

NZ military set for risky mission to retrieve bodies from volcano

by Marty Melville New Zealand's military will embark on a risky dawn mission to retrieve eight bodies from the still-active White Island volcano, officials said Thursday, as pressure from distraught victims' families mounted. Teams will move in "shortly after first light" on Friday, deputy police commissioner...

Heroism, devastation after deadly N. Zealand volcano eruption

by Marty Melville / with Neil Sands in Wellington and Holly Robertson in Sydney Tales of heroism, devastation and horrifying injuries emerged Tuesday after New Zealand's smouldering White Island volcano exploded, killing an estimated 13 people. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said five people had died and...

PM sees ‘hard day’ for Australians as volcano toll mounts

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Tuesday would be a "very hard day" for families of Australians caught up in a deadly eruption at New Zealand's White Island volcano, with three feared dead and eight others missing. Authorities hold out no hope for those tourists or...