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Philippines prepares for three-month volcano emergency

Philippines prepares for three-month volcano emergency

The Philippines is bracing for a possible three-month-long emergency in areas around an erupting volcano, which has already displaced more than 81,000 and caused overcrowding at temporary shelters.

Philippines plans forced evacuations from volcano

Philippines plans forced evacuations from volcano

There have been no deaths in the 10 days since Mount Mayon began belching flaming lava, superheated rocks and ash, causing 75,450 residents to flee surrounding farms and communities.

Lava fountains shoot from Philippine volcano

Lava fountains shoot from Philippine volcano

Intense lava fountains shot like fireworks up to 700 metres (2,300 feet) into the air above Mayon, the Philippines' most active volcano, on Tuesday as showering debris ...

Volcano rains ash on Philippines as experts warn of violent eruption

Volcano rains ash on Philippines as experts warn of violent eruption

A giant mushroom-shaped cloud shot up from the Philippines' most active volcano on Monday, darkening the skies and raining ash on communities where tens of thousands have fled after warnings ...

More than 34,000 people displaced as Philippine volcano spews lava

More than 34,000 people displaced as Philippine volcano spews lava

More than 34,000 people were staying in evacuation centres in an eastern Philippine province as the country's most active volcano spewed fiery lava for the fourth consecutive day ...

Hundreds of people flee as Philippines' Mayon Volcano spews ash

Hundreds of people flee as Philippines' Mayon Volcano spews ash

The Philippines' most active volcano on Saturday spewed a thick cloud of ash, prompting hundreds of people to flee homes surrounding the mountain, officials said.

Thousands stranded as Bali volcano alert raised to highest level

Thousands stranded as Bali volcano alert raised to highest level

Indonesia raised its warning for Bali's Mount Agung volcano to the top level four alert on Monday, closed the holiday island's airport and told residents around the mountain to immediately evacuate ...

Dozens of flights cancelled as Bali volcano continues to spew smoke

Dozens of flights cancelled as Bali volcano continues to spew smoke

A volcano on the Indonesian tourist hub of Bali sent plumes of grey smoke and steam thousands of metres into the air for the second time this week, triggering flight cancellations ...

Vanuatu steps up evacuation as volcano spews ash

Vanuatu steps up evacuation as volcano spews ash

Vanuatu hopes to evacuate all 11,000 people from its northern island of Ambae by Wednesday, with a flotilla of boats ferrying people to nearby islands as a volcano spewing rock and ash into the air ...

Australia, New Zealand send help for Vanuatu volcano evacuation

Australia, New Zealand send help for Vanuatu volcano evacuation

Australia dispatched a naval vessel to Vanuatu on Saturday to help the South Pacific nation evacuate all 11,000 inhabitants from the northern island of Ambae as an erupting volcano ...

Rescuers race to save animals from Bali volcano

Rescuers race to save animals from Bali volcano

Volunteers are risking their lives to save tens of thousands of animals left at the mercy of a rumbling volcano on the tourist island of Bali, making perilous trips into the red zone to relocate them.

Indonesia ready to divert tourists as Bali volcano rumbles

Indonesia ready to divert tourists as Bali volcano rumbles

Mount Agung, 75 kilometres from the tourist hub of Kuta, has been shaking since August, threatening to erupt for the first time in more than 50 years and forcing more than 80,000 people to flee their homes.