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 ...

Small volcanic eruption observed on Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture

National Apr 17, 2019

Small volcanic eruption observed on Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture

After a small eruption was observed Tuesday evening on Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture the weather agency said Wednesday morning no new eruptions had been confirmed, although the volcanic plume could still seen. While there were no immediate reports of injuries from the Tuesday eruption, ...