A New Zealand watchdog has filed charges against 13 parties over the death of 22 people during a volcanic eruption on White Island last year. In a statement on Monday, WorkSafe said its year-long inquiry found that 10 organisations and three individuals had failed to meet their health and safety[…]
A volcano near the Philippine capital of Manila has spewed a massive cloud of ash into the sky, forcing the precautionary evacuation of thousands of residents, authorities said. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology on Sunday raised the alert level at the rumbling Taal volcano, 65km (40 miles) south[…]
A New Zealand military team recovered six bodies on Friday from the volcanic island that fatally erupted earlier this week, in a high risk operation watched by dozens of grieving family members waiting on the mainland. An eight person bomb disposal squad was helicoptered in and spent four hours on[…]
New Zealand’s most active volcano, White Island, erupted on Monday afternoon sending plumes of white smoke and debris into the air as a number of tourists visited the popular island. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said a number of people were unaccounted for after the eruption, which took place at about 2.11pm[…]
Authorities in Guatemala say that the death toll from Sunday’s devastating volcano eruption has climbed to 75 and nearly 200 people remain missing. The national disaster agency, CONRED, said on Tuesday that 192 people are missing in violent eruption of Fuego volcano in more than four decades. The seismological, volcanic[…]
Chilean authorities have said they fear a new crater could be opened up on the Calbuco volcano – potentially triggering a violent new eruption. A day after Calbuco erupted for the first time in more than 50 years on Wednesday night – and then subsequently erupted again several hours later[…]
Southern Chile’s Calbuco volcano has erupted for the second time in a day, after being dormant for about half a century. The first eruption on Wednesday sent a thick plume of ash and smoke several kilometres into the sky, local television images showed. More than 5,000 people have been evacuated[…]
Japanese soldiers managed to bring down eight more bodies by helicopter from the ash-blanketed peak of a still-erupting volcano on Monday, before toxic gases and ash forced them to suspend the recovery effort in the early afternoon. At least 31 people are believed to have died. Four victims were flown[…]
More than 25,000 people have fled their homes following a series of eruptions and lava flows from a volcano in Indonesia, an official said Sunday. Mount Sinabung on the western island of Sumatra sent hot rocks and ash up to 5,000 metres (16,000 feet) in the air “several times” on[…]
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