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Island nation of Tonga covered in ash

Tonga is blanketed in ash after an undersea volcano near the island exploded more than ten miles into the air, killing at least three people.
2 hours ago
Island nation of Tonga covered in ash
January 18, 2022, 6:51 PM

Tonga government releases 1st statement since volcanic blast, described huge mushroom plume

For the first time since a massive undersea volcano erupted and caused widespread damage, the government of Tonga released its first statement on Tuesday morning.
January 18, 2022, 6:51 PM
Tonga government issues 1st statement since volcanic blast
January 18, 2022, 3:56 PM

New images show scope of massive underwater eruption

A massive underwater volcanic eruption off the coast of Tonga has triggered tsunami warnings in the U.S., Canada, and Japan.
January 18, 2022, 3:56 PM
New images show scope of massive underwater eruption
January 18, 2022, 3:21 PM

Satellite images show aftermath of volcanic eruption and tsunami

Satellite images show the aftermath of a volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga.
January 18, 2022, 3:21 PM
Satellite images show aftermath of volcanic eruption and tsunami
January 18, 2022, 2:29 AM

Waves from eruption in Tonga cause oil spill in Peru

Unusually high waves attributed to the eruption of an undersea volcano in Tonga have caused an oil spill on the Peruvian coast, but authorities say the spill was controlled within hours and there’s an ongoing process to clean the area
January 18, 2022, 2:29 AM
January 18, 2022, 2:25 AM

Satellite captures undersea volcano, tsunami

On Saturday, an underwater volcano erupted near the island nation of Tonga and triggered a tsunami that killed at least one person.
January 18, 2022, 2:25 AM
Satellite captures undersea volcano, tsunami
January 17, 2022, 7:50 PM

Flights sent to assess Tonga damage after volcanic eruption

New Zealand and Australia have sent military surveillance flights to assess the damage caused by a huge undersea volcanic eruption in Tonga
January 17, 2022, 7:50 PM
January 17, 2022, 2:55 PM

Satellite pictures show huge Tonga volcano blast

High-resolution satellite imagery shows the moment the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai underwater volcano erupted in the South Pacific.
January 17, 2022, 2:55 PM
Satellite pictures show huge Tonga volcano blast
January 16, 2022, 9:35 PM

New Zealand sends flight to see damage from Pacific volcano

A massive ash cloud has stopped surveillance flights from assessing the damage.
January 16, 2022, 9:35 PM
Pacific tsunami threat recedes, volcano ash hinders response
January 13, 2022, 3:06 PM

Long stream of lava flows from Galapagos volcano

Aerial footage from Isabela Island shows a long stream of lava after a recent volcanic eruption.
January 13, 2022, 3:06 PM
Long stream of lava flows from Galapagos volcano
January 7, 2022, 11:37 PM

Tallest Galapagos volcano erupts, spewing lava, ash

The tallest mountain in the Galapagos islands is erupting, spewing lava down its flanks and clouds of ash over the Pacific Ocean
January 7, 2022, 11:37 PM
Tallest Galapagos volcano erupts, spewing lava, ash
December 26, 2021, 5:39 AM

Spanish eruption's end brings 'emotional relief,' rebuilding

Authorities on one of Spain’s Canary Islands have declared an official end to a volcanic eruption that started in September
December 26, 2021, 5:39 AM
1 month ago

Scientists cautious as erupting Spanish volcano falls quiet

The volcano has been spewing lava in Spain’s Canary Islands for months.
1 month ago
Scientists cautious as erupting Spanish volcano falls quiet
1 month ago

Spanish island volcano eruption hits local record of 85 days

A volcanic eruption in Spain’s Canary Islands shows no sign of ending after 85 days
1 month ago
Spanish island volcano eruption hits local record of 85 days
1 month ago

La Palma volcano spits molten 'lava bombs'

Spectacular drone footage shows the erupting volcano in La Palma, Spain, spitting molten "lava bombs," which pepper the mountainside.
1 month ago
La Palma volcano spits molten 'lava bombs'
1 month ago

Indonesian leader visits eruption survivors, vows to rebuild

Indonesia’s president has visited areas devastated by a volcanic eruption.
1 month ago
Indonesian leader visits eruption survivors, vows to rebuild
1 month ago

Death toll rises in Indonesian volcano eruption

At least 14 people died in Indonesia following the eruption of Java's highest volcano over the weekend.
1 month ago
Death toll rises in Indonesian volcano eruption
1 month ago

Search underway for survivors after volcano erupts in Indonesia

At least 14 victims have been reported so far, and the death toll continues to rise.
1 month ago
Search underway for survivors after volcano erupts in Indonesia
1 month ago

Death toll rises to 13 in Indonesia volcano eruption

The death toll following the eruption of the highest volcano on Indonesia’s most densely populated island of Java has risen to 13, with seven people still missing, officials say as rain continues to pound the region and hamper search efforts
1 month ago
Indonesia's Semeru volcano erupts, spews huge ash cloud
2 months ago

Drone sweeps over sizzling lava stream

A drone sweeps over a sizzling lava stream from the Cumbre Vieja volcano as its activity shows no sign of stopping.
2 months ago
Drone sweeps over sizzling lava stream
2 months ago

Island turns into open-air lab for tech-savvy volcanologists

The scientists come with eagle-eyed drones and high-precision instruments.
2 months ago
Island turns into open-air lab for tech-savvy volcanologists
2 months ago

Wingsuit pilot flies into active volcano

A wingsuit pilot pulls a death-defying feat by flying around 30 feet into the crater of an active volcano, before escaping.
2 months ago
Wingsuit pilot flies into active volcano
2 months ago

New vents open up, lava surges from Spanish island's volcano

Several new volcanic vents have opened up on the Spanish island of La Palma, releasing new lava that is speeding down a ridge and threatening to widen the damages on evacuated land, roads and homes
2 months ago
3 months ago

Lava continues to flow from Cumbre Vieja volcano

Channels of lava flowed from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island La Palma, which was captured by aerial footage.
3 months ago
Lava continues to flow from Cumbre Vieja volcano
3 months ago

Spanish military shovels ash from rooftops after volcanic eruptions

Members of the Spanish military used shovels, and wheelbarrows to remove ash from rooftops on the island of La Palma, clearing them to avoid building collapses, following eruptions of the Cumbr
3 months ago
Spanish military shovels ash from rooftops after volcanic eruptions
3 months ago

Spectacular drone footage reveals close-up view of La Palma volcano

Spectacular drone footage reveals close-up view of La Palma’s Cumbre Vieja volcano in the Canary Islands.
3 months ago
Spectacular drone footage reveals close-up view of La Palma volcano
3 months ago

Aerial footage shows lava flows from La Palma volcano

Lava from the volcano on Spain's La Palma island had spread across about 3.3 square miles as of Oct. 21, the Copernicus Emergency Management Service reported.
3 months ago
Aerial footage shows lava flows from La Palma volcano
3 months ago

Spain pledges quicker help for La Palma volcano damage

Homes and livelihoods have been destroyed by a protracted volcanic eruption.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Volcanic activity continues on La Palma

Volcanic activity of fiery lava and ash continued on La Palma in the Canary Islands, as lava flow threatened the town of La Laguna, officials said.
3 months ago
Volcanic activity continues on La Palma
3 months ago

Volcano eruption in Spain continues

The volcanic eruptions on Spain's La Palma island that began about a month show no sign of abating, officials said.
3 months ago
Volcano eruption in Spain continues
3 months ago

Lava flow from volcano likened to a tsunami

Scientists describe gushing river of molten rock from erupting volcano as “a true lava tsunami” as second 4.5 magnitude earthquake in two days rattles Spanish island of La Palma.
3 months ago
Lava flow from volcano likened to a tsunami
3 months ago

Volcano in southern Japan erupts with massive smoke column

A volcano in southern Japan is erupting with a massive column of gray smoke billowing into the sky
3 months ago
3 months ago

Lava flow from Spanish island volcano likened to a tsunami

A second 4.5-magnitude earthquake in two days has rattled the Spanish island of La Palma
3 months ago
Lava flow from Spanish island volcano likened to a tsunami
3 months ago

La Palma's volcanic eruption is going strong 3 weeks later

It's spewing out endless streams of lava with no signs of ceasing.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Lava flows from Spain volcano

Red-hot lava gushed from the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma, Spain.
3 months ago
Lava flows from Spain volcano
3 months ago

Lava from Spanish volcano surges after crater collapse

More earthquakes are rattling the Spanish island of La Palma, as the lava flow from an erupting volcano surged after part of the crater collapsed
3 months ago
Lava from Spanish volcano surges after crater collapse
4 months ago

Erupting Spanish volcano turns 'more aggressive': officials

The volcano on an island off Africa blew open two more fissures on its cone.
4 months ago
4 months ago

Kilauea volcano continues to erupt

Lava continued to flow from the Kilauea volcano, one of the most active in the world, in Hawaii after a new eruption.
4 months ago
Kilauea volcano continues to erupt
4 months ago

Kilauea volcano erupts in Hawaii

Time-lapse footage captured the eruption of the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island.
4 months ago
Kilauea volcano erupts in Hawaii
4 months ago

Lava continues to flow out of Hawaii's Kīlauea volcano, one of the most active in the world

Lava is continuing to ooze out of the Kīlauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island a day after it began erupting.
4 months ago
Eruption continues on one of the world's most active volcanoes
4 months ago

Lava continues to flow out of Hawaii's Kīlauea volcano

The U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory detected a glow in the Kīlauea's summit caldera on Wednesday.
4 months ago
Lava continues to flow out of Hawaii's Kīlauea volcano
4 months ago

Volcanic alert level raised on Hawaii’s Big Island

As the Kilauea volcano erupts for the second time this year, the U.S. Geological Survey elevated the alert level confirming new activity near its summit.
4 months ago
Volcanic alert level raised on Hawaii’s Big Island
4 months ago

Toxic gas from La Palma volcano eruption threatens island

As lava pours across the Spanish island and into the sea, toxic gas now threatens the popular vacation destination.
4 months ago
Toxic gas from La Palma volcano eruption threatens island
4 months ago

Lava from La Palma reaches Atlantic Ocean

The lava from the volcano that erupted on Spain’s Canary Islands has reached the Atlantic Ocean and set off huge plumes of steam and possibly toxic gases.
4 months ago
Lava from La Palma reaches Atlantic Ocean
4 months ago

Timelapse shows lava from La Palma volcano reach ocean

Lava from Spain's La Palma volcano reached the Atlantic Ocean, sending clouds of steam and toxic gas into the sky.
4 months ago
Timelapse shows lava from La Palma volcano reach ocean
4 months ago

Lava from Spanish island volcano rolls slowly toward the sea

Lava flowing from a volcano in Spain’s Canary Islands has picked up its pace on its way to the sea
4 months ago
Lava from Spanish island volcano quickens pace toward sea
4 months ago

Scientists: Spanish volcano has entered 'low activity' phase

Scientists warned that it was too early to declare the eruption phase finished.
4 months ago
Scientists: Spanish volcano has entered 'low activity' phase
4 months ago

La Palma volcano continues to erupt

The island's airport temporarily shut down due to ash from eruptions, but it has now resumed operations.
4 months ago
La Palma volcano continues to erupt
4 months ago

Volcanic ash cloud closes La Palma airport; new vent emerges

Flights to and from La Palma have been canceled because of a volcanic ash cloud
4 months ago
La Palma Airport flights canceled due to volcanic ash cloud
4 months ago

Geologists demonstrate how quickly lava boils water

Geologists demonstrated how volcanic rock from the La Palma eruption’s lava flows can boil water instantly due to its blistering heat.
4 months ago
Geologists demonstrate how quickly lava boils water