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Environment 16 Nov 2015 | 11:54 AM Premium

Fear and beauty at foot of Ecuador’s Cotopaxi volcano

COTOPAXI, Ecuador: Since it awoke in August from a 138-year slumber, Ecuador’s Cotopaxi volcano has become one of the most-watched in the world, holding wary locals and fascinated scientists in thrall.

Philippines 18 Jun 2016 | 3:54 AM Premium

Central Philippines volcano spouts massive ash column

MANILA (AFP) - A rumbling volcano in the central Philippines shot a huge column of ash into the sky on Saturday, prompting the official aviation agency to warn aircraft to stay away, authorities said.

Japan 05 Feb 2016 | 1:11 PM Premium

Volcano in southern Japan erupts

TOKYO (AFP) - A volcano in southern Japan dramatically erupted Friday, with television footage showing fiery hot lava flowing down its slopes and smoke rising skyward.

Indonesia 17 Sep 2013 | 9:17 PM Premium

Indonesian volcano spews towering column of smoke

KARO, Indonesia (AFP) - A volcano in western Indonesia erupted Tuesday for the second time this week, hurling a three-kilometre column of red-hot smoke and ash into the sky and forcing thousands more people to flee their homes.

Indonesia 04 Jan 2014 | 5:54 PM Premium

Indonesian volcano erupts 30 times as 20,000 displaced

KARO, Indonesia, Jan 04, 2014 (AFP) - An Indonesian volcano that has erupted relentlessly for months shot volcanic ash into the air 30 times on Saturday, forcing further evacuations with more than 20,000 people now displaced, an official said.

World 23 Apr 2015 | 10:49 AM Premium

Chile volcano erupts for first time in decades

SANTIAGO - Southern Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted for the first time in nearly half a century, spewing a giant funnel of ash 10 kilometers (six miles) into the sky and prompting authorities to declare a state of emergency.

AseanPlus News 30 Aug 2014 | 1:31 PM Premium

Dramatic Papua New Guinea volcano quietens

A volcano which has erupted in Papua New Guinea was Saturday spewing fragments from its crater and rumbling loudly, but its activity appeared to be subsiding, a seismologist said.

AseanPlus News 24 Nov 2013 | 4:03 PM Premium

Thousands flee as Indonesia volcano erupts eight times

JAKARTA: A volcano in western Indonesia has erupted eight times in just a few hours, "raining down rocks" over a large area and forcing thousands to flee their homes, officials said Sunday.

AseanPlus News 17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Authorities order evacuation as Philippines’ most active volcano stirs

LEGAZPI (Philippines): Thousands of people living near the Philippines’ most active volcano began leaving their homes as lava trickled down its slopes and authorities warned of a dangerous eruption.

Philippines 16 Sep 2014 | 3:23 PM Premium

Thousands evacuated as Philippine volcano threatens to erupt

LEGAZPI, Philippines: Thousands of people living near the Philippines' most active volcano began leaving their homes on Tuesday as lava trickled down its slopes and authorities warned of a dangerous eruption.