September 16, 2013
Nearly 6,000 people were evacuated from their villages following the eruption of Mount Sinabung in western Indonesia, an official said on Monday. The 2,600 m (8,530 ft) volcano in North Sum...
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica,
May 24, 2012
Emergency officials in Costa Rica say they have moved some residents away from a volcano outside the capital after it spewed toxic gas and ash, signs of a potentially imminent eruption. The...
July 17, 2011
A volatile volcano in central Indonesia unleashed its most powerful eruption in days Sunday, spewing hot ash and smoke high into the air and sending panicked villagers racing back to crowded gover...
June 20, 2011
Virgin Australia cancelled all flights to and from the mid—size city of Adelaide and a nearby smaller city for Tuesday. Other airlines say they are still looking at meteorological data.
June 13, 2011
Most flights between Australia and New Zealand, however, remained grounded due to the drifting cloud of fine grit, which can damage airplane engines.
May 25, 2011
European air traffic controllers said they expect about 700 flights to be cancelled on Wednesday, but Eurocontrol added that activity from Iceland’s Grimsvotn volcano has declined sharply and that traffic in European airspace could return to normal on Thursday.
May 23, 2011
The main cloud of ash from an Icelandic volcano swept north of Scandinavia on Monday, disrupting flights over Greenland, while a second, smaller plume stretched south toward the coasts of Sc...
March 11, 2011
One of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes has erupted, sending lava and searing gas clouds tumbling down its slopes. Volcanology official Agus Budianto said on Friday that author...
December 17, 2010
Scientists claim to have developed a new system which would alert pilots on board aircraft about volcanic eruptions, via e-mails, within minutes of suspicious lightning activity occurring near vol...
Mount Merapi (Indonesia),
November 4, 2010
Indonesia’s deadly volcano sent a burst of searing gas high into the air Thursday, hours after its most explosive eruption in a deadly week triggered an exodus from villages and emerge...
August 10, 2013
Gushing hot lava from an erupting volcano killed six people sleeping in a beach village in eastern Indonesia on Saturday, after ash and smoke shot up to 6,560 feet into the air, a disaster officia...
July 18, 2011
Monitoring official Farid Ruskanda says Mount Lokon on Sulawesi island erupted twice within a half-hour period on Monday.
June 21, 2011
Several more international and domestic flights through Australian airports were cancelled on Tuesday due to an ash cloud from a Chilean volcano moving into the country’s airspace that has b...
June 15, 2011
The Gunns are among tens of thousands of passengers grounded in Australia who have become increasingly frustrated at Qantas and other airlines. Many are having a tough time understanding why some airlines are choosing to cancel flights, while others aren’t.
June 12, 2011
Thousands of passengers in Australia and New Zealand were affected when airlines suspended flights Sunday as an ash cloud from an erupting volcano in southern Chile spread, threatening to damage e...
May 24, 2011
Thousands of travellers were on Tuesday stranded at airports across the United Kingdom after they had their flights cancelled because of threat from drifting ash following a volcanic eruptio...
March 19, 2011
State volcanologist Surono says Mount Karangetang has been spilling lava and shooting clouds of gas and debris up to 1,900 feet (600 meters) in the air as ash poured down its slopes.
February 1, 2011
The eruption early Tuesday was the biggest since the Shinmoedake volcano burst to life last week
MOUNT MERAPI (Indonesia),
November 7, 2010
Three Malaysian air force planes are going to Indonesia to pick up hundreds of citizens stranded by the eruption of Mount Merapi.The Royal Malaysian Air Force says the C-130 transport plane...
MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia,
November 3, 2010
Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano has erupted again, with greater force than last week's eruptions in which 38 people died.