Feb 26, 2017

Guatemala's Volcano of Fire erupts

Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire erupted Saturday, spewing lava and sending up plumes of ash that rained down on nearby communities and could eventually reach the capital, civil protection authorities said. The Volcan de Fuego, one of the country’s three active volcanos, is located about ...

Feb 23, 2017

Argentine researcher falls into volcano in Nicaragua but is rescued

An Argentine volcanologist and a Nicaraguan guide who fell into an active volcano were in good health Wednesday after being rescued by firemen, officials in Nicaragua said. The 60-year-old researcher, Rodolfo Alvarez, and his specialized guide, Adriac Valladares, 25, fell into the crater of ...

Costa Rican volcano spits ash

Jan 6, 2017

Costa Rican volcano spits ash

Costa Rica declared a state of emergency Thursday after eruptions of ash from a volcano forced international flights to be postponed and threatened the capital, authorities said. “For several days now volcano Turrialba has had continual eruptions marked by the constant expulsion of ash,” ...

Residents warned as Mount Aso volcano rumbles to life

Oct 8, 2016

Residents warned as Mount Aso volcano rumbles to life

Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture erupted early Saturday, belching a column of ash 11,000 meters into the air. The explosive eruption occurred around 1:46 a.m. on one of the peaks of the 1,592-meter-high mountain, the Meteorological Agency said. There were no immediate reports of ...

Indonesia rescuers help climbers evacuate off erupting volcano

Sep 29, 2016

Indonesia rescuers help climbers evacuate off erupting volcano

Indonesians rescuers have been evacuating 120 climbers, including 112 foreigners, from a volcano that erupted near the resort island of Bali, a government official said Wednesday. Late on Tuesday, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said that at least 389 climbers, including 333 foreigners, might ...

Apr 16, 2016

Small eruption seen on Mount Aso after latest quakes

A small eruption occurred at Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture on Saturday around 8:30 a.m. local time following a strong earthquake in the area, with smoke rising about 100 meters (300 feet) high, public broadcaster NHK reported. The Japanese Meteorological Agency kept its alert ...

Mount Sakurajima erupts in fiery blast

Feb 5, 2016

Mount Sakurajima erupts in fiery blast

Mount Sakurajima, a volcano that overlooks the city of Kagoshima, erupted Friday with a fiery blast that sent lava rolling down its slope. The Meteorological Agency said Sakurajima, which is about 50 km from Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Sendai nuclear plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, ...

Jan 12, 2016

Kagoshima holds annual disaster drill for Mount Sakurajima

The city and prefecture of Kagoshima held the 46th annual disaster drill Tuesday to prepare for a large-scale eruption of Mount Sakurajima. This year, Korean and Chinese were added to evacuation advisory languages. Last August, the eruption warning level for the temperamental volcano was ...

Six more Roman sites open to public in Pompeii

Dec 25, 2015

Six more Roman sites open to public in Pompeii

Tourists in ancient Pompeii have freshly-restored marvels to admire, including a merchant’s luxuriously decorated home and a more modest middle-class dwelling. A business where Pompeii residents brought fabrics to be cared for and a structure with thermal bathing areas are also among the six ...