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May 16, 2024 at 11:34 AM

Indonesia raises alert for Mount Ibu volcano to highest level

Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for Mount Ibu, a volcano in North Maluku province, to the highest level following a series of eruptions since last week
May 16, 2024 at 11:34 AM
In this photo released by the Vulcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center of the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (PVMBG-ESDM), Mount Ibu spews volcanic materials into the air during an eruption in West Halmahera, Indonesia, Monday, May 13, 2024. The volcano in Indonesia's North Maluku province, erupted on Monday, spewing thick grey ash and dark clouds 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the sky for five minutes, officials said. (PVMBG-ESDM via AP)
May 13, 2024 at 1:09 PM

Volcano erupts in Indonesia, spewing ash into the sky

Indonesia's Ibu volcano erupted on Monday morning, spewing thick columns of gray ash thousands of feet into the sky, the country's volcanology agency said.
May 13, 2024 at 1:09 PM
VIDEO: Volcano erupts in Indonesia, spewing ash into the sky
May 13, 2024 at 12:22 PM

Indonesia's Mount Ibu erupts, spewing thick ash and dark clouds into the sky

Mount Ibu, a volcano in Indonesia’s North Maluku province, has erupted, spewing thick grey ash and dark clouds into the sky for five minutes
May 13, 2024 at 12:22 PM
In this photo released by the Vulcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center of the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (PVMBG-ESDM), Mount Ibu spews volcanic materials into the air during an eruption in West Halmahera, Indonesia, Monday, May 13, 2024. The volcano in Indonesia's North Maluku province, erupted on Monday, spewing thick grey ash and dark clouds 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the sky for five minutes, officials said. (PVMBG-ESDM via AP)
2 months ago

Volcanic eruption sends lava flowing towards sea in Iceland

A volcanic eruption that began over the weekend sent a “large lobe of lava” flowing towards the protective barriers of the town Grindavik, the Icelandic Met Office said.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Volcanic eruption sends lava flowing towards sea in Iceland
2 months ago

Volcano in southern Iceland erupts

A volcano in southern Iceland is spewing lava for the fourth time since December.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Volcano in southern Iceland erupts
2 months ago

Volcano erupts in Iceland for 4th time since December

A volcano on Iceland's southwestern coast erupted on Saturday for the fourth time since December, prompting an evacuation, officials said.
2 months ago
The skyline of Reykjavik is against the backdrop of an orange-colored sky due to molten lava flowing out from a fissure on the Reykjanes peninsula north of the evacuated town of Grindavik, western Iceland, March 16, 2024.
2 months ago

Iceland volcano erupts

A volcano erupted on the Reykjanes Peninsula for the fourth time since December, forcing residents to evacuate as lava spewed.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Iceland volcano erupts
4 months ago

Volcano erupts in Iceland for 3rd time in 2 months

A volcano began erupting in southwestern Iceland early Thursday, sending lava jets as high as 80 meters, the country’s weather office said.
4 months ago
A view of lava near to the road to Grindavík, close to the exit for the blue lagoon, in Grindavik, Iceland, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024.
4 months ago

Volcano erupts in Iceland for 3rd time in 2 months

A volcano is erupting in Iceland for the third time in two months, sending lava jets hundreds of feet into the air, officials say.
4 months ago
VIDEO:  Volcano erupts in Iceland for 3rd time in 2 months
4 months ago

Lava smolders in Iceland as volcanic eruption eases

Stunning drone footage captured a lava field smoldering near Grindavik, Iceland, as the nearby volcanic eruptions have started to subside.
4 months ago
VIDEO:  Lava smolders in Iceland as volcanic eruption eases
4 months ago

Volcanic eruption in Iceland

This is the second time a volcano erupted in less than a month, causing multiple houses to catch on fire.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Volcanic eruption in Iceland
4 months ago

Lava moves toward evacuated Icelandic town

A volcano erupted north of Grindavik, Iceland, just before 8 a.m. on Sunday morning, local officials said.
4 months ago
Lava flows in southwestern Iceland on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024, in this image taken and released by Civil Protection of Iceland.
5 months ago

Lava and gas pouring out from fissure after volcano eruption

Scientists in Iceland are warning new vents could open and release more toxic gas after a major volcano eruption.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Lava and gas pouring out from fissure after volcano eruption
5 months ago

Scientists concerned about toxic gas released by Icelandic volcano

The volcanic eruption has slowed since lava and gas began pouring out of fissures on Monday, but scientists are unsure how long the erruption will continue.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Scientists concerned about toxic gas released by Icelandic volcano
5 months ago

Intensity of Iceland volcano eruption is decreasing

Magma spews from just two vents now in Sundhnúksgígar on the Reykjanes peninsula.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Intensity of Iceland volcano eruption is decreasing
5 months ago

Iceland volcano eruption triggers toxic air warning

A massive volcano eruption in Iceland has triggered a warning from government officials that toxic gas is venting from the volcano.
5 months ago
A close up of the Northern active segment of the original fissure of an active volcano in Grindavik on Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula, Dec. 19, 2023.
5 months ago

Mesmerizing drone footage shows Lava flow in Iceland

Dramatic drone footage shows lava spewing from a volcanic fissure in Iceland.
5 months ago
VIDEO:  Mesmerizing drone footage shows Lava flow in Iceland
5 months ago

Scientists in Iceland issue new warning amid major volcano eruption

Scientists say toxic gas spewing into the air can reach the capital and surrounding communities.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Scientists in Iceland issue new warning amid major volcano eruption
5 months ago

Iceland volcano eruption triggers toxic gas warnings

New concerns about toxic gas are spreading from the erupting volcano as Iceland’s meteorological office warns pollution from the gas could spread all the way to Reykjavik.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Iceland volcano eruption triggers toxic gas warnings
5 months ago

Massive volcano erupts in Iceland

The Mount Fagradalsfjall volcano erupted in Iceland weeks after earthquakes rumbled the country's southwestern coast.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Massive volcano erupts in Iceland
5 months ago

Iceland volcano eruption, earthquakes weaken, but scientists warn of lurking danger

A volcano in Iceland has erupted, the country's meteorological office said late Monday local time.
5 months ago
This image made from video provided by the Icelandic Coast Guard shows its helicopter flying near magma running on a hill near Grindavik on Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula sometime around late Monday, Dec. 18, or early Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023.
5 months ago

Iceland volcano erupts after weeks of activity

Iceland's Mount Fagradalsfjall volcano erupted late Monday, weeks after earthquakes rumbled along the country's southwestern coast.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Iceland volcano erupts after weeks of activity
5 months ago

Volcano erupts in Iceland: What to know

A volcano began erupting on Monday in Iceland, the country's meteorological office said.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Volcano erupts in Iceland: What to know
6 months ago

Volcano eruption still likely as thousands of quakes rumble Iceland

More than 400 earthquakes rumbled southwestern Iceland before 5 a.m. on Monday, as magma continued to "slowly" move toward the surface, Icelandic officials said Monday.
6 months ago
Northern Lights, also called Aurora Borealis, illuminate the night sky over Reykjanes Lighthouse and Gunnuhver Hot Springs near the town of Grindavik, Iceland, Nov. 19, 2023.
6 months ago

Iceland under threat of volcanic eruption

Thousands of citizens have evacuated an Icelandic fishing town as tremors and quakes have plagued the region for weeks. Experts say a magma eruption is “likely.”
6 months ago
VIDEO: Iceland under threat of volcanic eruption
6 months ago

Thousands evacuate as Iceland volcano eruption nears

New warnings were issued that the massive eruption could happen anytime.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Thousands evacuate as Iceland volcano eruption nears
6 months ago

Iceland volcanic eruption still highly likely amid 'constant' seismic activity

There remains a "significant likelihood" of a volcanic eruption in the coming days in southwestern Iceland, the country's meteorological office said.
6 months ago
A police officer stands by the crack in a road in the fishing town of Grindavik, which was evacuated due to volcanic activity, in Iceland, November 15, 2023.
6 months ago

Iceland braces for ‘significant likelihood’ of volcanic eruption

More than 20,000 quakes have struck the country since Oct. 25 as officials warn that a volcanic eruption could happen soon.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Iceland braces for ‘significant likelihood’ of volcanic eruption
6 months ago

Urgent warning in Iceland amid potential volcanic eruption

More cracks have appeared in roads after hundreds of earthquakes hit in recent days.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Urgent warning in Iceland amid potential volcanic eruption
6 months ago

Iceland warns of 'significant likelihood' of volcanic eruption amid earthquakes

Officials declared a state of emergency and evacuated Grindavik, a seaside town.
6 months ago
Cracks emerge on a road due to volcanic activity near Grindavik, Iceland, on Nov. 11, 2023.
6 months ago

Thousands in Iceland evacuate due to potential volcanic eruption

Authorities declared a state of emergency after hundreds of tremors rocked the southwestern region for more than two weeks. Officials fear magma buildup could burst through Earth's crust within days.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Thousands in Iceland evacuate due to potential volcanic eruption
8 months ago

Scientists collect lava samples from erupting Hawaii volcano

Geologists collect fresh lava samples as Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, has its third eruption of the year so far on Hawaii's Big Island.
8 months ago
VIDEO: Scientists collect lava samples from erupting Hawaii volcano
10 months ago

Iceland's Mount Fagradalsfjall volcano closed due to health hazards from eruption

Iceland's Meteorological agency issued several advisories this week asking people to avoid the area due to the dangerously high levels of volcanic gases.
10 months ago
Lava emerges from a fissure of the Fagradalsfjall volcano near the Litli-Hrutur mountain, southwest of Reykjavik, Iceland, July 10, 2023.
10 months ago

Tourists flock to Iceland's Mount Fagradalsfjall after volcanic eruption

Despite the warnings, tourists have continued visiting Mount Fagradalsfjall on guided tours by foot or helicopter.
10 months ago
Despite the warnings, tourists have continued visiting Mount Fagradalsfjall on guided tours by foot or helicopter.
10 months ago

Lava bubbles as volcano erupts in Iceland

Lava is seen bubbling after a volcano erupted in Iceland, near the capital Reykjavik, following intense earthquake activity in the area.
10 months ago
VIDEO:  Lava bubbles as volcano erupts in Iceland
1 year ago

How the Mayon volcano eruption is wreaking havoc in the Philippines

Tens of thousands of people in the Philippines are facing long-term displacement as the Mayon volcano, the most active on the archipelago, continues to erupt.
1 year ago
Mount Mayon spews lava during an eruption near Legazpi city in Albay province, south of Manila, June 11, 2023.
1 year ago

Mayon volcano eruption wreaks havoc on Philippine island, could last for month

Tens of thousands of people in the Philippines are facing long-term displacement as the Mayon volcano, the most active on the archipelago, continues to erupt.
1 year ago
Tens of thousands of people in the Philippines are facing long-term displacement as the Mayon volcano, the most active on the archipelago, continues to erupt.
1 year ago

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts after 3-month pause

Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, began erupting Wednesday after a three-month pause on Hawaii's Big Island.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts after 3-month pause
1 year ago

Volcano in Mexico prompts evacuation warnings

Plus, the World Health Organization chief warns “we must prepare for disease deadlier than COVID-19", and the World Wildlife Fund said hundreds of new species discovered in remote part of the world.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Volcano in Mexico prompts evacuation warnings
1 year ago

Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano erupts twice

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT: Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano erupted twice in a row, sending lava high into the air. Local authorities cautioned residents to keep at a safe distance.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano erupts twice
1 year ago

Indonesian volcano erupts

Ash and lava spew from Indonesia's Mount Merapi, the country's most active volcano.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Indonesian volcano erupts
1 year ago

Massive volcanic eruption in Indonesia

Plus, American skier Mikaela Shiffrin breaks the record for most World Cup wins.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Massive volcanic eruption in Indonesia
1 year ago

This is how heat from a volcano can be used to power an entire town

Volcanoes are proving to be a hot commodity in the global race to transform to renewable energy
1 year ago
The Makushin volcano is seen in on Unalaska Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska.
1 year ago

Watch lava flowing at Sicily's Mount Etna react to snow

Snow sizzles when a local tosses it onto flowing lava at Mount Etna in Sicily.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Watch lava flowing at Sicily's Mount Etna react to snow
1 year ago

Kilauea volcano eruption resumes on Hawaii's Big Island

Last month, both Kilauea, one of the most active volcanos in the world, and Mauna Loa, the largest volcano in the world, ignited the landscape of Hawaii's Big Island.
1 year ago
In this image posted to the USGS Volcanoes Twitter account, a fissure is shown within the Halema'uma'u crater in Kilauea's summit caldera on Jan. 5, 2023.
1 year ago

Alert level raised as Kilauea volcano eruption resumes on Hawaii's Big Island

Kilauea's volcano alert level has been elevated from “watch” to “warning” as eruption resumes on Hawaii's Big Island.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Alert level raised as Kilauea volcano eruption resumes on Hawaii's Big Island
1 year ago

Filmmaker on dramatic documentary about deadly volcano eruption

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with filmmaker Rory Kennedy about her latest documentary, “The Volcano: Rescue From Whakaari” about a 2019 eruption that killed 22 off New Zealand’s coast.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Filmmaker on dramatic documentary about deadly volcano eruption
1 year ago

Why people in Hawaii are abuzz over 2 simultaneous volcanic eruptions

The goddess of fire is alive and well on Hawaii's Big Island, where two of the most famous volcanoes in the world are erupting at the same time.
1 year ago
In this handout photo from the US Geological Survey taken on December 5 and obtained on December 6, 2022, a helicopter view shows the Mauna Loa's Northeast Rift Zone fissure 3 vent and lava channel at the Mauna Loa Volcano near Hilo, Hawaii.
1 year ago

Volcano lava threatens highway

The Hawaii National Guard has been activated to help residents who are affected by the erupting Mauna Loa.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Volcano lava threatens highway
1 year ago

Remarkable footage shows Italy's Stromboli volcano erupting clouds of ash

Clouds of ash towered above Italy's Stromboli volcano this week as the crater erupted, emitting billows of smoke and lava.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Remarkable footage shows Italy's Stromboli volcano erupting clouds of ash