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November 21, 2022, 7:53 PM

Tongan volcano eruption 'largest ever recorded,' New Zealand scientists say

An underwater volcano that erupted on Jan. 15 in the Tongan archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean was the “largest ever recorded” with modern equipment.
November 21, 2022, 7:53 PM
Tongan volcano eruption 'largest ever recorded,' scientists say
November 21, 2022, 6:32 PM

Tonga volcano eruption ‘largest ever recorded,’ scientists say

The eruption reached record heights, breaking into the atmosphere’s mesosphere.
November 21, 2022, 6:32 PM
Tonga volcano eruption ‘largest ever recorded,’ scientists say
November 15, 2022, 3:13 AM

Remote undersea volcano likely erupting in Pacific Ocean

A volcano is likely erupting deep beneath the Pacific Ocean in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
November 15, 2022, 3:13 AM
1 month ago

Mauna Loa volcano sets off warning signals in Hawaii

Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, is sending signals that it might erupt as it is in a state of heightened unrest, according to Hawaii officials.
1 month ago
Huge volcano sets off warning signals in Hawaii
1 month ago

Residents in Hawaii on alert for Mauna Loa volcano eruption

Residents on Hawaii’s big island have been told by authorities to be on alert as officials watch for signs of possible eruption at the Mauna Loa volcano.
1 month ago
Residents in Hawaii on alert for Mauna Loa volcano eruption
4 months ago

Icelandic volcano erupts amid series of earthquakes

Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall volcano is putting on an impressive display, spewing lava from a fissure on the side of the mountain close to the country’s capital, Reykjavik.
4 months ago
Icelandic volcano erupts amid series of earthquakes
4 months ago

Massive volcano erupts close to Iceland airport

Officials are telling people to stay away from the volcano, and there are some fears it might disrupt travel due to its proximity to the airport. So far, there has been no impact on travel.
4 months ago
Massive volcano erupts close to Iceland airport
4 months ago

Volcano erupts near Iceland’s capital after series of earthquakes

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake was detected on the eastern side of the Fagradalsfjall volcano, the Icelandic Met Office reported Wednesday.
4 months ago
Volcano erupts near Iceland’s capital after series of earthquakes
4 months ago

Icelandic volcano erupts amid series of earthquakes

Icelandic volcano erupts amid series of earthquakes for the first time in a year.
4 months ago
Fagradalsfjall volcano erupts after series of earthquakes
4 months ago

Eruption of Japan's Sakurajima volcano prompts evacuation orders for nearby residents

An eruption of the Sakurajima volcano in Japan has raised emergency alerts and prompted evacuations for residents nearby.
4 months ago
Volcano eruption prompts evacuation orders for nearby residents
4 months ago

Japan's Sakurajima volcano erupts

The eruption Sunday forced nearby residents to evacuate.
4 months ago
Japan's Sakurajima volcano erupts
4 months ago

US tourist falls into Mount Vesuvius after taking selfie

A U.S. tourist fell into Mount Vesuvius after taking a selfie.
4 months ago
US tourist falls into Mount Vesuvius after taking selfie
6 months ago

Sacred Hawaiian volcano is at center of centuries-old battle over Native lands

Culture and science are joining forces to preserve Maunakea.
6 months ago
Sacred Hawaiian volcano is at center of centuries-old battle over Native lands
9 months ago

Erupting volcano in Galapagos safeguards pristine ecosystems

ABC News’ Amy Robach explores the impact the Wolf volcano has on the environment and the wildlife in the area.
9 months ago
Erupting volcano in Galapagos safeguards pristine ecosystems
9 months ago

Italy's Mount Etna roars into action

Italy's Mount Etna erupted, sending a plume of smoke and ash miles into the sky over Sicily.
9 months ago
Italy's Mount Etna roars into action
10 months ago

What we know about the volcanic eruption near Tonga

Mike Poland, a geophysicist from the U.S. Geological Survey, shares the eruption’s impact and possible dangers ahead.
10 months ago
What we know about the volcanic eruption near Tonga
10 months ago

Photos capture devastation from Tonga volcano eruption

The government called the eruption an "unprecedented disaster."
10 months ago
Photos capture devastation from Tonga volcano eruption
10 months ago

Aftermath of Tonga volcanic eruption captured on video

Fresh aftermath footage shows roads of Tonga coated in layers of ash and ridden with debris following the volcanic eruption and tsunami.
10 months ago
Aftermath of Tonga volcanic eruption captured on video
10 months ago

South Korean satellite captures volcano near Tonga

The satellite images show the moment ash spewed from the ocean.
10 months ago
South Korean satellite captures volcano near Tonga
10 months ago

Tonga devastated by volcanic eruption

A massive eruption near Tonga left the nation’s many islands littered with ash.
10 months ago
Tonga devastated by volcanic eruption
10 months ago

Volcano erupts near Tonga

Video from the Tonga Geological Services showed the most recent volcanic eruptions on Jan. 14.
10 months ago
Volcano erupts near Tonga
10 months ago

Tonga volcano viewed in 3D

A Dutch visualization specialist created the image to show how far the volcano extends beneath the ocean surface.
10 months ago
Tonga volcano viewed in 3D
10 months ago

Waves from Tonga’s volcanic eruption reach Vanuatu

The strong tides crashed along the shoreline in Port Vila on Jan. 15.
10 months ago
Waves from Tonga’s volcanic eruption reach Vanuatu
10 months ago

California coasts flood following Tonga eruption

Santa Cruz's streets were filled with water on Jan. 15 following volcanic activity in the Pacific Ocean.
10 months ago
California coasts flood following Tonga eruption
10 months ago

Challenges arise bringing much needed aid to the Island Nation of Tonga

An undersea volcano exploded near the coast of the Polynesian islands known as the Island Nation of Tonga. Ash and COVID-19 safety poses a challenge to planes delivering supplies.
10 months ago
Challenges arise bringing much needed aid to the Island Nation of Tonga
10 months ago

Island nation of Tonga devastated by historic volcanic eruption

The eruption blanketed the country with ash and produced tsunami waves up to 50 feet high.
10 months ago
Island nation of Tonga devastated by historic volcanic eruption
10 months ago

Struggle to provide aid to islands affected by underwater volcano eruption

Matt Gutman reports from Fiji on the aftermath and latest rescue efforts following the massive eruption near Tonga.
10 months ago
Struggle to provide aid to islands affected by underwater volcano eruption
10 months ago

Tonga's undersea cable may take 'weeks' to repair after volcanic eruption

It may take weeks to repair an undersea fiber-optic cable connecting Tonga to the rest of the world, which was severed during a massive eruption of a submarine volcano.
10 months ago
Tonga remains cut off from rest of world amid efforts to repair undersea cable
10 months ago

Tonga volcano causes oil spill in Peru

Unusually high waves attributed to the eruption of an undersea volcano in Tonga caused an oil spill on the Peruvian coast.
10 months ago
Tonga volcano causes oil spill in Peru
10 months ago

Once-in-a-century volcanic eruption triggers worldwide tsunami alerts

More than three days after the Hunga Tonga volcano erupted, communities have been devastated by tsunami waves. The Tonga government is still assessing damage.
10 months ago
Once-in-a-century volcanic eruption triggers worldwide tsunami alerts
10 months ago

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.
10 months ago
Island nation of Tonga covered in ash
10 months ago

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.
10 months ago
Tonga government issues 1st statement since volcanic blast
10 months ago

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.
10 months ago
New images show scope of massive underwater eruption
10 months ago

Satellite images show aftermath of volcanic eruption and tsunami

Satellite images show the aftermath of a volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga.
10 months ago
Satellite images show aftermath of volcanic eruption and tsunami
10 months ago

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.
10 months ago
Satellite captures undersea volcano, tsunami
10 months ago

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.
10 months ago
Satellite pictures show huge Tonga volcano blast
10 months ago

Long stream of lava flows from Galapagos volcano

Aerial footage from Isabela Island shows a long stream of lava after a recent volcanic eruption.
10 months ago
Long stream of lava flows from Galapagos volcano
1 year 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 year ago
La Palma volcano spits molten 'lava bombs'
1 year 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 year ago
Death toll rises in Indonesian volcano eruption
1 year 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 year ago
Search underway for survivors after volcano erupts in Indonesia
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Drone sweeps over sizzling lava stream
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Wingsuit pilot flies into active volcano
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Lava continues to flow from Cumbre Vieja volcano
1 year 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
1 year ago
Spanish military shovels ash from rooftops after volcanic eruptions
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Spectacular drone footage reveals close-up view of La Palma volcano
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Aerial footage shows lava flows from La Palma volcano
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Volcanic activity continues on La Palma
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Volcano eruption in Spain continues
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Lava flow from volcano likened to a tsunami
1 year ago

Lava flows from Spain volcano

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