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VOLCANO

Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 21, 2022
Tongan 'real life Aquaman' survives 27-hour swim after tsunami
Lisala Folau, who lived on the small, isolated island of Atata, said was swept out to sea when the waves hit land at about 7 p.m. on Saturday. He reached land at 10 p.m. the next day.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 17, 2019
Volcano erupts in southern Japan but no evacuation warning issued
A volcano erupted on a remote island in southern Japan on Thursday, the Meteorological Agency said, but the warning level was kept below the threshold that would require an evacuation.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Sep 28, 2018
Mount Ontake: Four years after its deadly eruption
Four years after its unexpected eruption, Mount Ontake's scenic hiking trails and summit are once again open for hikers. But will that be enough to bring back visitors?
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 11, 2018
Japanese government begins discussion on contingency plans in event of Mount Fuji eruption
A government panel started discussions Tuesday on how to address repercussions in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area in the event Mount Fuji erupts, with falling volcanic ash likely to push the capital into chaos.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 11, 2018
Kilauea summit blows ash aloft anew as more lava flows into Pacific
A small explosion at the summit of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea Volcano on Sunday sent ash spewing into the air, creating a driving hazard for roads on parts of the Big Island, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 8, 2018
Finger-pointing as officials admit alert was too late to save lives as Guatemala volcano death toll hits 100
A communication breakdown between a disaster agency and volcanologists in Guatemala delayed evacuations as gas and ash clouds cascaded down the Volcano of Fire last Sunday in its most violent eruption in four decades, authorities have admitted.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 7, 2018
Rescuers comb smoldering ash in search for 200 missing near Guatemala volcano as death toll hits 85
Rescuers scoured a lava and ash ravaged landscape in Guatemala for a third straight day on Wednesday in search of survivors and victims of Fuego volcano's calamitous eruption, which has left an estimated 85 people dead and some 200 missing.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 4, 2018
Lava-trapped trio airlifted to safety near Hawaii volcano but officials unsure of further holdouts
Three people were airlifted to safety on Sunday morning as lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano threatened an isolated area where they had become trapped, the National Guard said.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 29, 2018
Explosions feared as lava threatens to cover more wells at Hawaii geothermal plant
Lava from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano threatened to cover more wells at a geothermal power station on Monday as a fresh blast from the crater sent an ash plume almost 15,000 feet (4,600 m) into the sky, officials said.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 21, 2018
Volunteers rescue veritable Noah's Ark of Kilauea evacuees' pets and livestock
When hundreds of residents of Hawaii's Big Island fled their homes as the Kilauea volcano erupted, some left behind not only most of their belongings, but also their beloved pets.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 15, 2018
Warnings issued for more lava and possible explosion of erupting Kilauea summit
Residents near Hawaii's Kilauea volcano faced warnings on Monday that more lava-spewing fissures could open near their homes and that the volcano's summit may be getting ready for an explosion that could scatter ash and debris for miles.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
May 12, 2018
Iona McIntosh: Keep calm about volcanoes
Volcanologist on what would happen to Kanto if Mount Fuji actually erupted.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 11, 2018
Mass evacuations mulled as Hawaii officials scramble to remove flammable chemicals from volcano's lava path
Hawaii authorities scrambled to move tens of thousands of gallons of highly flammable chemicals from the path of lava on Thursday, and the state's governor warned mass evacuations might be needed as the Kilauea volcano's eruption became more violent.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 8, 2018
Big Island braces for 'lava tourists' as Kilauea eruption surges, destroys 35 structures
Lava flows from an erupting Hawaiian volcano have destroyed 35 buildings, officials said on Monday, as they told residents of the threatened area to be ready to "evacuate at a moment's notice" if they went to retrieve possessions from their homes.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 26, 2018
Mount Io in Kyushu erupts for second time in a week, after stirring from 250-year dormancy
Mount Io erupted again Thursday, a week after the volcano spewed a plume of ash over Kyushu for the first time in 250 years.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 30, 2018
Warning level raised on Mount Zao a week after fatal volcano eruption in Gunma
The Meteorological Agency raised the warning level on another volcano Tuesday, exactly a week after a dramatic eruption at another peak killed one man, injured nearly a dozen others and stranded scores of skiers for several hours.
JAPAN
Oct 15, 2017
No-go zone around Kyushu volcano is expanded after activity intensifies
The government expanded the no-go zone at Mount Shinmoe in Kyushu on Sunday as volcanic activity intensified.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 12, 2017
Mount Shinmoe eruption continues for second day
The eruption of a Kyushu volcano continued for a second day on Thursday, with a plume rising about 2,000 meters above the crater, the Meteorological Agency said.
WORLD
Sep 28, 2017
'Smoking Mountain' volcano near quake-hit Mexico City belches burning boulders, rattling residents
Smoke, ash and red-hot rocks belched from the Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City on Wednesday, heightening the anxieties of Mexicans still shaken by last week's powerful earthquake that killed hundreds and severely damaged thousands of buildings.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 28, 2017
Indonesia ready to divert Bali-bound flights if volcano erupts
Indonesian authorities are preparing to divert flights to 10 airports across the country in case an increasingly active volcano on the holiday island of Bali erupts and disrupts travel.

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