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New Zealand launches investigation into deadly volcanic eruption

New Zealand launches investigation into deadly volcanic eruption

New Zealand police launched an investigation on Tuesday after a volcanic eruption on an island popular with tourists killed five people, injured more than 30 and left eight people missing, who are presumed dead.

Lava creeps onto geothermal plant site on Hawaii's Big Island

Lava creeps onto geothermal plant site on Hawaii's Big Island

Molten lava from the erupting Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island crept onto a geothermal power plant site on Monday, as workers rushed to shut down the facility to prevent the uncontrollable release of toxic gases.

Hawaii volcano could be building up to big eruption: scientists

Hawaii volcano could be building up to big eruption: scientists

A Hawaii volcano that has been oozing lava and burping steam for days may be gearing up for a huge eruption, scientists have warned, prompting the closure of Volcanoes National Park on Friday.

Hawaii volcano threatens power plant, evacuations possible

Hawaii volcano threatens power plant, evacuations possible

Hawaii Governor David Ige set up an emergency task force to remove the pentane used in the power plant's turbines.

Rains trigger warnings of mudflows from Philippine volcano

Rains trigger warnings of mudflows from Philippine volcano

Heavy rains over an erupting volcano in the eastern Philippines on Saturday threatened to trigger deadly mudflows as debris and sediment deposited on its slopes are washed out, officials warned.

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.

More Filipinos displaced as volcanic lava fires ash

More Filipinos displaced as volcanic lava fires ash

The alert remains just one notch below the highest level of 5 after five more episodes of "intense but sporadic lava fountaining" from the summit crater over a 19-hour period from Tuesday morning.

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 ...

Filipinos displaced by volcano eruption allowed to return home

Filipinos displaced by volcano eruption allowed to return home

Residents of Legazpi City in Albay province were told it was safe to go back to their homes because activity on Mayon Volcano was so far limited to what they termed "quiet lava effusion."

Bali volcano belches steam, sulphur as more evacuees flee

Bali volcano belches steam, sulphur as more evacuees flee

The Indonesian Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation said on Friday that remote satellite sensing had picked up new steam emissions and thermal areas within the crater.

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.