Mar 19, 2015

In Ontake's wake, Fuji climbers will be advised to don helmets

After more than 60 people died when a volcano erupted without warning last year, climbers tackling Mount Fuji, the nation’s highest peak, will be urged to wear a helmet and goggles, officials said. The dormant 3,776-meter volcano last erupted in 1707 but geologists think ...

Villarrica volcano erupts in southern Chile; thousands flee

Mar 4, 2015

Villarrica volcano erupts in southern Chile; thousands flee

One of South America’s most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people. The Villarrica volcano erupted around 3 a.m. local time, according to the ...

Mount Aso rumbles to life, sending ash over Kyushu

Nov 27, 2014

Mount Aso rumbles to life, sending ash over Kyushu

A massive volcano is belching smoke and ash over Kyushu just two months after one in Nagano killed more than 60 hikers by erupting without warning. Mount Aso, whose caldera dominates Kyushu, rumbled to life Tuesday before sending a stream of ash 1,000 meters ...

Oct 31, 2014

Central Costa Rica volcano erupts; ash sprinkles capital

Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano staged its most powerful eruption in years overnight, belching a plume of gas and ash that was reported to sprinkle the capital San Jose some 50 km (30 miles) away, emergency services said on Thursday. Some people were being evacuated ...

Ontake-area resorts suffering month after deadly eruption

Oct 27, 2014

Ontake-area resorts suffering month after deadly eruption

As Monday marks a month since the deadly eruption of Mount Ontake in central Japan killed 57 hikers and left six others missing, the next victim may be the local economy mostly dependant on tourist revenue, according to local officals. In the past month ...