National May 14, 2018

Mount Shinmoe belches smoke over Kyushu in latest eruption

Mount Shinmoe erupted again Monday, prompting ash and falling-rock warnings in nearby areas. The 1,421-meter volcano straddling Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures in Kyushu erupted at around 2:45 p.m., sending smoke 3,300 meters into the atmosphere, the Meteorological Agency said. The volcano last erupted on April ...

Rock risk zone expands as Mount Shinmoe eruptions intensify in Kyushu

National Mar 10, 2018

Rock risk zone expands as Mount Shinmoe eruptions intensify in Kyushu

Mount Shinmoe continued to erupt on Saturday, prompting the Meteorological Agency to expand the area deemed at risk of flying rocks. Two explosive eruptions were observed at around 1:55 a.m. and 4:25 a.m. on the 1,421-meter volcano, which straddles Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures in Kyushu, ...

As Philippine volcano spews lava fountains, 40,000 people flee

Asia Pacific Jan 23, 2018

As Philippine volcano spews lava fountains, 40,000 people flee

The Philippines' most active volcano continued to spew fountains of red-hot lava and massive ash plumes Tuesday in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption that has sent 40,000 villagers to shelter in evacuation centers. Lava fountains gushed up 700 meters (2,300 feet) above Mount Mayon's ...

Thousands evacuated as lava flows from Philippine volcano

Asia Pacific Jan 15, 2018

Thousands evacuated as lava flows from Philippine volcano

More than 9,000 people have evacuated the area around the Philippines' most active volcano as lava flowed down its crater Monday in a gentle eruption that scientists warned could turn explosive. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology increased the alert level for Mount Mayon ...