World Jan 4, 2020

Alaska's Shisaldin volcano, largest in Aleutians, briefly erupts

A volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands erupted Friday and sent up an ash cloud, prompting a warning for planes. Shishaldin volcano shot ash to more than 20,000 feet (6,096 meters) and possibly 24,000 feet (7,315 meters), the Alaska Volcano Observatory said. The volcano is 679 miles ...

American newlyweds are 'progressing' from volcano burns

Asia Pacific Dec 24, 2019

American newlyweds are 'progressing' from volcano burns

The families of American newlyweds who were badly injured during a volcanic eruption in New Zealand said Tuesday the two are progressing as well as could be hoped for given the extent of their injuries. The couple, Lauren Urey, 32, and Matt Urey, 36, from ...

Death toll from New Zealand volcano eruption rises to 19

Asia Pacific Dec 23, 2019

Death toll from New Zealand volcano eruption rises to 19

The death toll from a volcanic eruption in New Zealand earlier this month has risen to 19 after police said Monday another person died at an Auckland hospital overnight. There were 47 people visiting the tourist destination of White Island when the volcano erupted Dec. ...

New Zealand retrieves six volcano fatalities amid further eruption threat

World Dec 13, 2019

New Zealand retrieves six volcano fatalities amid further eruption threat

Elite soldiers retrieved six bodies from New Zealand's volatile White Island volcano on Friday, winning praise for their "courageous" mission carried out under the threat of another eruption. At first light, two military helicopters set off from Whakatane airport for the offshore volcano, where an ...