Volcano

  • Watch: Incredible aerial footage of an erupting volcano shot from a drone will literally have you taking cover 12-03-2014 01:45 PM

    A YouTube user Shaun O'Callaghan uploaded a terrific video shot from a DJI Phantom quad-copter of the Yasur volcano on Tanna Island in Vanuatu erupting. Incredibly, the DJI Phantom, a ready to fly aerial filming multirotor system with gopro mount, was unharmed. The video shows flying chunks of lava flying...
  • Indonesia volcano erupts; 2 killed, 1 lakh evacuated 14-02-2014 01:40 PM

    Kediri: A major volcanic eruption in Indonesia shrouded a large swath of the country's most heavily populated island in ash on Friday, triggering the evacuation of more than 1,00,000 people and the closure of three international airports after killing two people. The explosive overnight eruption of Java island's Mount Kelud...
  • Death toll rises to 16 from Indonesia volcano 02-02-2014 12:11 PM

    Mount Sinabung (Indonesia): The death toll from an Indonesian volcano that has been rumbling for months rose to 16 on Sunday after rescuers found another charred corpse and a critically injured college student died in a hospital, officials said. Mount Sinabung erupted again on Saturday just a day after authorities...
  • Indonesia: 14 killed in volcanic eruption 02-02-2014 07:38 AM

    Mount Sinabung: An Indonesian volcano that has been rumbling for months unleased a major eruption on Saturday, killing 14 people just a day after authorities allowed thousands of villagers who had been evacuated to return to its slopes, saying that activity was decreasing, officials said. Among the dead on Mount...
  • Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano erupted 24 times 11-01-2014 12:37 PM

    Mount Sinabung, a volcano in Indonesia's North Sumatra province, erupted 24 times on Friday, shooting a column of ash about 4,000 metres to the sky and forcing further evacuation, an official said. Powerful burst of ash spread from the crater of rumbling volcano, located in Karo district, reported Xinhua citing...
  • Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano erupted 24 times 11-01-2014 12:37 PM

    Mount Sinabung, a volcano in Indonesia's North Sumatra province, erupted 24 times on Friday, shooting a column of ash about 4,000 metres to the sky and forcing further evacuation, an official said. Powerful burst of ash spread from the crater of rumbling volcano, located in Karo district, reported Xinhua citing...
  • Volcanic eruption in Japan forms an island that looks like 'Snoopy' 01-01-2014 01:05 PM

    What do you get when a volcano erupts in Japan? Snoopy, apparently. Weeks after a volcano erupted near an island located off the coast of Japan, the newly formed land mass merged with an existing one, forming a brand new shape that social media users are convinced resembles "Peanuts" dog...
  • Indonesia rumbling volcano unleashes fresh burst 31-12-2013 12:04 PM

    A rumbling volcano in western Indonesia that has been spewing lava and clouds of gas high into the sky let out a new, powerful burst on Tuesday, prompting warnings for airplanes and triggering panic among villagers, officials said. Nine eruptions Tuesday sent lava and searing gas tumbling out of Mount...
  • Indonesia orders mass evacuation as alert raised on Sumatra volcano 24-11-2013 09:13 PM

    Indonesia ordered the evacuation of 15,000 residents near an active volcano in the west of the vast archipelago on Sunday as authorities raised the alert for the emergency to the highest level. Mount Sinabung on the island of Sumatra has become increasingly active in recent months, spewing columns of ash...
  • Volcano raises new island far south of Japan 21-11-2013 11:59 AM

    Tokyo: A volcanic eruption has raised an island in the seas to the far south of Tokyo, the Japanese coast guard and earthquake experts said. Advisories from the coast guard and the Japan Meteorological Agency said the islet is about 200 meters (660 feet) in diameter. It is just off...
  • Rome: Etna volcano erupts, lighting up sky over Sicily 18-11-2013 10:23 AM

    Europe's most active volcano, has erupted again, lighting up the sky over much of eastern Sicily and shooting up a towering column of ash. The eruption, which began late Sunday and tapered off on Monday morning, didn't endanger any of villages dotting the mountain's slopes, and no evacuation was ordered....
  • Mystery 13th century eruption traced to Indonesian volcano 01-10-2013 06:06 PM

    London: Scientists have pinned down a volcano in Indonesia as the one responsible for a massive eruption that occurred in the 13th Century. The Samalas Volcano on Lombok Island, Indonesia, may be behind the mystery event in 1257 which was so large that its chemical signature is recorded in the...
  • Indonesia: Volcano eruption forces more than 6,200 people to flee homes 17-09-2013 08:59 AM

    More than 6,200 people were evacuated from their villages following the eruption of Mount Sinabung in western Indonesia, an official said on Monday. The 2,600-meter (8,530-feet) volcano in North Sumatra province erupted early on Sunday after being dormant for three years, sending thick ash into the sky with small rocks...
  • Chile order evacuation around stirring southern volcano 28-05-2013 06:48 AM

    Santiago: Chilean and Argentine authorities on Monday declared a red alert and ordered the mandatory evacuation of a 25-km (15.5-mile) radius around the active Copahue volcano, which straddles the border between the two Andean nations. The volcano - located some 500 km (310 miles) south of capital Santiago, between Chile's...
  • Indonesia volcano spews ash in biggest eruption 17-07-2011 01:34 PM

    Tomohon, Indonesia: A volatile volcano in central Indonesia unleashed its most powerful eruption in days on Sunday, spewing hot ash and smoke high into the air and sending panicked villagers racing back to crowded government shelters. There were no immediate reports of casualties. Mount Lokon, located on northern Sulawesi island,...
  • Chile volcano ash circles globe, returns home 18-06-2011 09:50 AM

    Santiago: The ash cloud from a Chilean volcano that has been erupting for nearly two weeks has circled the globe and come home again. The returning cloud - which has disrupted flights in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Australia and New Zealand on its around-the-world trip on Friday forced Chilean officials to...
  • More flights halted by ash from Chilean volcano 15-06-2011 01:29 AM

    Buenos Aires: The cloud of ash spewing from Chile's erupting volcano has grounded more flights in countries from Uruguay to Australia and is threatening to delay next month's start of the Copa America football tournament in Argentina. Argentine Football Association president Julio Grondona says the July 1 start of the...
  • Ash cloud from Chile volcano wreaks airline havoc 14-06-2011 01:57 AM

    Buenos Aires: A cloud of ash spewing from a Chilean volcano caused chaos for air travelers in South America again on Monday and grounded flights as far away as New Zealand and Australia, stranding thousands of passengers. Two airports serving Argentina's capital and the main international airport in Uruguay were...
  • Chile volcano ash grounds Australia, NZ flights 13-06-2011 08:14 AM

    Ash from a Chilean volcano grounds hundreds of flights across Australia and New Zealand. ...
  • Chile volcano ash grounds Australia, NZ flights 12-06-2011 07:54 PM

    Wellington: Thousands of passengers in Australia and New Zealand were affected when airlines suspended flights on Sunday as an ash cloud from an erupting volcano in southern Chile spread, threatening to damage engines. Australia's national carrier, Qantas Airways, said all the airline's flights in and out of the southeastern city...
  • Chile: volcanic ash disrupts Aus, NZ flights 12-06-2011 08:44 AM

    Wellington: Some airline flights to and from New Zealand were canceled on Sunday as an ash cloud from an erupting volcano in southern Chile spread. Australia's national carrier, Qantas Airways, said it canceled 22 flights to and from New Zealand and the Australian island-state of Tasmania, as well as eight...
  • Chile volcano ash grounds flights in Argentina 08-06-2011 08:13 AM

    Buenos Aires: Stiff winds blew ash from a Chilean volcano on Tuesday in a widening arc across Argentina to the capital, grounding most air travel to and from the country for much of the day. Since airborne ash can severely damage jet engines, Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral, the country's state-owned...
  • Chilean volcano grounds flights, coats ski slopes 07-06-2011 07:35 AM

    Santiago: An erupting Chilean volcano sent a towering plume of ash across South America on Monday, forcing thousands from their homes, grounding airline flights in southern Argentina and coating ski resorts with a gritty layer of dust instead of snow. Booming explosions echoed across the Andes as toxic gases belched...
  • Iceland eruption ending, German airports reopen 26-05-2011 07:56 AM

    Reykjavik: Iceland's volcanic eruption has died down and is no longer spewing out ash, officials said on Wednesday as airlines began to get back to normal after cancelling about 1,000 flights in northern Europe. The explosion of the Grimsvotn volcano on Saturday caused much less chaos than an eruption in...
  • Indian carriers to decide on flights to Europe 25-05-2011 03:08 PM

    New Delhi: In the wake of the flight disruption in Europe due to ash spewing from an Icelandic volcano, officials of major Indian carriers on Wednesday held meetings to decide on diversion or cancellation of their flights. Officials of Kingfisher Airlines, Jet Airways and Air India held separate meetings to...
  • Europe: flights cancelled as volcanic ash spreads 25-05-2011 08:04 AM

    London: Ash spewing from an Icelandic volcano is causing disruption and days of uncertainty to more parts of Europe, as officials in Germany said that dozens of flight will be grounded on Wednesday because of levels of ash in the country's northern regions. Even though some say it's been a...
  • Volcanic ash leads to 500 flights cancellation 24-05-2011 06:34 PM

    London: Dense ash from the erupting Icelandic volcano forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights on Tuesday, as airlines and passengers braced themselves for days of uncertainty and chaos. Some passengers spent the night at Edinburgh airport after airlines canceled flights in and out of Scotland. Britain's Civil Aviation Authority...
  • Volcanic ash cloud moves to Europe, flights suspended 24-05-2011 09:06 AM

    Thick volcanic ash is blowing over Iceland after the Grimsvotn volcano erupted on Saturday because of which several airlines including British Airways and KLM have suspended flights to the UK and the rest of the continent is on alert. ...
  • Iceland: Volcanic cloud spreads, flights canceled 24-05-2011 07:29 AM

    London: British air traffic controllers say ash from the erupting Iceland volcano will affect flights out of Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland by Tuesday afternoon. The agency that controls air traffic over Britain and the eastern Atlantic said airports will remain open but flights will be affected between 5:30...
  • Europe on alert for Icelandic volcano ash cloud 23-05-2011 09:15 AM

    Reykjavik: An eruption by Iceland's most active volcano was set to keep the island's main airport shut on Monday, while other European nations watched for any impact on their air routes from a towering plume of smoke and ash. Experts said they saw little chance of a repeat of 2010's...