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September 25, 2021, 4:41 PM

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
September 25, 2021, 4:41 PM
La Palma Airport flights canceled due to volcanic ash cloud
September 24, 2021, 2:22 PM

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.
September 24, 2021, 2:22 PM
Geologists demonstrate how quickly lava boils water
September 23, 2021, 8:19 PM

Volcanic lava threatens to destroy more villages

The emergency grows in Spain’s Canary Island as it battles against a 40-foot wall of lava creeping towards even more homes.
September 23, 2021, 8:19 PM
Volcanic lava threatens to destroy more villages
September 23, 2021, 12:42 PM

Volcano emergency in Spain’s Canary Islands threatens more communities

ABC News’ James Longman reports on the latest efforts to save areas of La Palma island from the flowing lava.
September 23, 2021, 12:42 PM
Volcano emergency in Spain’s Canary Islands threatens more communities
September 23, 2021, 4:14 AM

Ongoing evacuations in Canary Islands after volcanic eruption

A river of lava threatened the village of Todoque, and 6,000 people were forced to evacuate the island of La Palma. Firefighters are trying to save buildings from the flames.
September 23, 2021, 4:14 AM
Ongoing evacuations in Canary Islands after volcanic eruption
September 22, 2021, 9:36 PM

Lava from La Palma volcano moves toward ocean

Drone footage captured a river of lava from the La Palma volcano on Spain’s Canary Islands approaching the Atlantic Ocean.
September 22, 2021, 9:36 PM
Lava from La Palma volcano moves toward ocean
September 22, 2021, 12:10 PM

La Palma volcano eruption threatens to destroy more homes

Emergency workers are rerouting the flowing lava in an attempt to save another village from being destroyed on one of Spain’s Canary Islands.
September 22, 2021, 12:10 PM
La Palma volcano eruption threatens to destroy more homes
September 22, 2021, 10:23 AM

Officials worry volcanic lava could bring acid rain to Canary Islands

More than 7,000 people have been evacuated from the island of La Palma.
September 22, 2021, 10:23 AM
Officials worry volcanic lava could bring acid rain to Canary Islands
September 22, 2021, 4:09 AM

Thousands evacuate following volcanic eruption

ABC News’ James Longman reports on the thousands evacuated in the Canary Islands following the eruption of the La Palma volcano, raising alarms about the possible spread of toxic gases.
September 22, 2021, 4:09 AM
Thousands evacuate following volcanic eruption
September 22, 2021, 4:08 AM

Canary Island officials worry volcanic lava may create acid rain

After Sunday’s volcanic eruption on the Spanish island of La Palma, officials expressed concern that, once the lava hits the oceans, the thermal shock could create clouds of toxic gas and acid rain.
September 22, 2021, 4:08 AM
Canary Island officials worry volcanic lava may create acid rain
September 21, 2021, 1:44 PM

Volcano eruption destroys over 100 homes in Canary Islands

Some 5,500 people have been evacuated after a volcano erupted on La Palma, one of Spain’s Canary Islands.
September 21, 2021, 1:44 PM
Volcano eruption destroys over 100 homes in Canary Islands
September 21, 2021, 7:15 AM

Volcano eruption forces evacuations on Canary Islands

Lava flow forced about 5,000 people on La Palma island to evacuate the popular tourist destination. The volcano erupted for the first time since 1971 and could flow for weeks, officials said.
September 21, 2021, 7:15 AM
Volcano eruption forces evacuations on Canary Islands
September 20, 2021, 3:37 PM

Volcano erupts in Canary Islands

Slow-motion footage shows a volcano erupting in Spain’s Canary Islands, where the regional government evacuated nearly 5,000 people.
September 20, 2021, 3:37 PM
Volcano erupts in Canary Islands
September 20, 2021, 12:05 PM

Volcano eruption forces thousands to flee on popular Spanish island

Five thousand people have been evacuated after a volcano on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma erupted on Sunday for the first time since 1971.
September 20, 2021, 12:05 PM
Volcano eruption forces thousands to flee on popular Spanish island
1 month ago

Mount Etna erupts, spewing ash and lava after weeks of calm

Italy’s Mount Etna erupts, spewing ash and lava after weeks of calm.
1 month ago
Mount Etna erupts, spewing ash and lava after weeks of calm
1 month ago

Lava streams from Indonesia's Mount Merapi in new eruption

Indonesia’s most active volcano has erupted with its biggest lava flow in months on the densely populated island of Java
1 month ago
2 months ago

Indonesian volcano churns out fresh clouds of ash, lava

Indonesian scientists say a volcanic eruption on the country's turbulent Mount Merapi is sending out renewed flows of lava and hot ash
2 months ago
3 months ago

Mud volcano causes explosion on island in Caspian Sea

A mud volcano was the cause of an explosion seen in the Caspian Sea off the coast of Azerbaijan, officials said.
3 months ago
Mud volcano causes explosion on island in Caspian Sea
3 months ago

Philippine villagers fear twin perils: Volcano and COVID-19

Thousands of people are being evacuated from villages around a rumbling volcano near the Philippine capital
3 months ago
3 months ago

Costa Rica volcano sends plume of ash and smoke high into sky

After several months of calm, the Rincon de la Vieja volcano sent a plume of ash and smoke more than a mile above the base of its crater, officials say.
3 months ago
Costa Rica volcano sends plume of ash and smoke high into sky
3 months ago

Lava glimmers from inside formation at volcano

Lava glowed from inside an egg-shaped lobe at a volcano on the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland, in incredible footage from the scene at a volcano in Geldingadalir.
3 months ago
Lava glimmers from inside formation at volcano
4 months ago

Epic footage of drone crashing into a volcano

The drone’s final moments were captured before it was incinerated by the molten lava of the Icelandic volcano.
4 months ago
Epic footage of drone crashing into a volcano
4 months ago

Drone crashes into volcano in Iceland

Stunning footage captures the moment a drone crashed into the erupting Fagradalsjfall volcano in Iceland.
4 months ago
Drone crashes into volcano in Iceland
4 months ago

Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano stops erupting after months of lava

Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano has stopped erupting
4 months ago
4 months ago

Congo volcano survivor finds home obliterated

Survivors of a volcano eruption that killed at least 15 people in DR Congo are returning to find that lava has obliterated their homes.
4 months ago
Congo volcano survivor finds home obliterated
4 months ago

At least 15 dead after volcano erupts in Democratic Republic of Congo

Mount Nyiragongo erupted for the first time in two decades, according to officials.
4 months ago
At least 15 dead after volcano erupts in Democratic Republic of Congo
4 months ago

Volcanic eruption in Democratic Republic of Congo leaves at least 15 dead along with trail of destruction

At least 15 people were killed after a volcano in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo erupted on Saturday night for the first time in almost two decades.
4 months ago
Volcanic eruption leaves at least 15 dead along with trail of destruction
4 months ago

Volcanic eruption, ensuing chaos kill at least 15 in Congo

The eruption of Mount Nyiragongo sent about 5,000 people fleeing.
4 months ago
4 months ago

Residents in Congo flee as volcano erupts

Many residents near the city of Goma evacuated after Congo’s Mount Nyiragongo volcano erupted for the first time in nearly two decades.
4 months ago
Residents in Congo flee as volcano erupts
4 months ago

Volcano erupts near Congolese city of Goma; residents flee

Authorities in Congo say Mount Nyiragongo has erupted for the first time in nearly two decades
4 months ago
4 months ago

Volcano erupts near Congolese city of Goma; residents flee

Skies turned a fiery red and residents in the city of 2 million people panicked.
4 months ago
4 months ago

Mount Etna erupts in early morning

Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology captured an early morning explosion of Mount Etna at the southeast crater.
4 months ago
Mount Etna erupts in early morning
4 months ago

AP PHOTOS: Icelandic volcanic eruption a 'wonder of nature'

Pandemic or no pandemic, the world will never stand still
4 months ago
4 months ago

Scientists offer look into life as Caribbean volcano erupted

The three scientists credited with helping save lives ahead of a volcanic eruption on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent are known to locals simply as Richie, Rod and TC
4 months ago
5 months ago

Crowds watch explosive show from active volcano in Iceland

Tourists enjoyed a dramatic explosive show by the Fagradalsfjall volcano from a safe distance.
5 months ago
Crowds watch explosive show from active volcano in Iceland
5 months ago

St. Vincent covered in ash amid volcanic eruptions

The United Nations reported more than 12,700 people have been evacuated from their homes on the Caribbean island.
5 months ago
St. Vincent covered in ash amid volcanic eruptions
5 months ago

Iceland’s active volcano becomes a tourist hotspot

ABC News’ Will Reeve explores the volcano and shares how to safely visit.
5 months ago
Iceland’s active volcano becomes a tourist hotspot
5 months ago

Scientists race to rare volcanic eruption in Iceland

Experts hope that the eruption of Reykjanes Peninsula's volcano after nearly 800 years of dormancy can help teach scientists about volcanoes on other planets, like Mars.
5 months ago
Scientists race to rare volcanic eruption in Iceland
5 months ago

Evacuations as Cape Town wildfire blazes

A large fire spread on the slopes of the city’s famed Table Mountain, setting several university buildings ablaze, including a nearly 200-year-old library.
5 months ago
Evacuations as Cape Town wildfire blazes
5 months ago

Ash covers St. Vincent after volcano eruption

A driver in St. Vincent captured the scene after the La Soufrière volcano erupted, showing the lack of visibility and difficult driving conditions.
5 months ago
Ash covers St. Vincent after volcano eruption
5 months ago

St Vincent fears COVID-19 outbreak with volcano evacuations

Officials in St. Vincent say they are extremely worried about a COVID-19 outbreak given the lack of water and more positive cases being reported as thousands of evacuees fleeing the erupting volcano crowd into shelters and private homes
5 months ago
5 months ago

La Soufrière volcano erupts again

La Soufrière volcano erupted on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent for the third time in a week.
5 months ago
La Soufrière volcano erupts again
5 months ago

Volcanic eruptions continue to rock island nation as people refuse to leave

ABC News’ Victor Oquendo with the latest on the La Soufriere volcano and the destruction it’s causing.
5 months ago
Volcanic eruptions continue to rock island nation as people refuse to leave
5 months ago

St. Vincent seeks water, funds as volcano keeps erupting

Leaders of volcano-wracked St. Vincent say that water is running short as heavy ash contaminates supplies and they estimated that the eastern Caribbean island will need hundreds of millions of dollars to recover from the eruption of La Soufriere
5 months ago
5 months ago

Residents urged to evacuate St. Vincent amid volcanic eruptions

The Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines warned locals to leave the "highly dangerous" Caribbean island after the La Soufriere volcano continued to erupt on Monday.
5 months ago
Residents urged to evacuate St. Vincent amid volcanic eruptions
5 months ago

Thousands evacuate St. Vincent amid volcanic eruption

Much of St. Vincent remains covered in ash following eruptions Friday at the island's La Soufriere volcano.
5 months ago
Thousands evacuate St. Vincent amid volcanic eruption
5 months ago

St. Vincent covered in ash as volcano activity continues

Much of St. Vincent remains covered in ash, following eruptions at the island's La Soufriere volcano.
5 months ago
St. Vincent covered in ash as volcano activity continues
5 months ago

18K Saint Vincent island residents have evacuated their homes after volcanic eruption

The island is reportedly covered in a thick layer of ash and is without power.
5 months ago
18K Saint Vincent island residents have evacuated their homes after volcanic eruption
5 months ago

More flee volcano on Caribbean island of St. Vincent

Loud rumbling, lightning, heavy ashfall were observed; power cuts reported.
5 months ago
5 months ago

Thousands evacuate as volcano erupts on island of Saint Vincent

The long dormant La Soufriere Volcano last erupted in April 1979.
5 months ago
Thousands evacuate as volcano erupts on island of Saint Vincent