Sakurajima erupts in miles-high plume of ash

National Nov 8, 2019

Sakurajima erupts in miles-high plume of ash

Mount Sakurajima shot smoke and ash miles into the sky Friday in its biggest eruption in more than three years, the Meteorological Agency said. The plume erupted from the volcano's Minamidake crater at 5:24 p.m., sending smoke and debris 5.5 km (3.4 miles) into the ...

Chileans rehearse evacuation as southern volcano rumbles and spits fire

World Sep 12, 2019

Chileans rehearse evacuation as southern volcano rumbles and spits fire

Chilean authorities in the country's south have begun rehearsing evacuation plans amid concern an active volcano could potentially erupt within "days or weeks." Volcano Villarrica, near the popular tourist resort of Pucon around 750 km (460 miles) south of the capital Santiago, was upgraded to ...

Mount Asama erupts for second time in a month

National Aug 25, 2019

Mount Asama erupts for second time in a month

Mount Asama, a volcano in central Japan, erupted Sunday, prompting the Meteorological Agency to warn of possible airborne rock debris and pyroclastic flows within about a 2-kilometer radius of the crater. The eruption, which followed one on Aug. 7, occurred at 7:28 p.m., with smoke ...

Thousands flee erupting Papua New Guinea volcano

Asia Pacific Jun 27, 2019

Thousands flee erupting Papua New Guinea volcano

An erupting volcano in Papua New Guinea that has blanketed a town in ash has forced around 5,000 people from their homes, officials said Thursday. Mount Ulawun — one of the world's most hazardous volcanoes — began spewing lava and smoke high into the air ...