Evacuation advisory lifted for Japan volcano near nuclear plant

 Japan`s southwestern city of Kagoshima on Saturday lifted an evacuation advisory on three areas within a 3-km (two-mile) radius of an active volcano 50 km (30 miles) from the Sendai nuclear plant that restarted operations last week.

Ecuador villages evacuated as Cotopaxi volcano rumbles to life

Ecuador's president Rafael Correa said Saturday he will declare a state of emergency as the Cotopaxi volcano rumbled to life and prompted evacuation orders in several villages threatened by landslides.

Japan issues warning for volcano eruption
Japan issues warning for volcano eruption

 The Japan Meteorological Agency on Saturday raised the warning level to an unprecedented 4 for Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima prefecture due to increased volcanic activities.

Volcano in Ecuador spews huge column of ash

 A volcano in Ecuador that has not erupted in nearly 140 years belched a column of ash eight kilometers high on Friday, prompting officials to raise the alert level.

Volcanic ash briefly closes Bali airport

Ash from a volcano forced Indonesian authorities to briefly close the airport on the resort island of Bali Thursday (Aug 6), sparking flight cancellations and travel misery for tourists during peak holiday season.

MH370 search: Missing plane draws eyes to land of molten lava, killer sharks
MH370 search: Missing plane draws eyes to land of molten lava, killer sharks

As experts on the Indian Ocean island Reunion studied plane debris for clues in the search for missing flight MH370, scientist Nicolas Villeneuve was making his own discovery: the island`s volcano was about to erupt.

Volcano erupts on suspected MH370 wreckage island

A volcano erupted on Friday on the remote Indian Ocean island of Reunion where beachcombers found a piece of plane wing believed to have come from missing Malaysia flight MH370.

Australian airlines cautiously resume flights to Bali

Qantas` low-cost subsidiary Jetstar on Thursday resumed flights to and from the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, but rival Virgin Australia will delay its services due to volcanic ash plumes.

Volcanic eruptions slow down global warming: Study
Volcanic eruptions slow down global warming: Study

Volcanic eruptions may have slowed down global warming by injecting particulates into the atmosphere, according to a study.

More travel chaos as volcano closes Bali airport again

Ash spewing from an Indonesian volcano closed Bali airport again today just a day after it reopened, causing fresh travel chaos for weary holidaymakers stranded on the holiday island.

Hundreds evacuate as Mexico`s `Volcano of Fire` erupts
Hundreds evacuate as Mexico`s `Volcano of Fire` erupts

Hundreds of people were evacuated from villages around Mexico`s "Volcano of Fire" and an airport closed on Saturday amid fears an eruption could escalate to become the biggest in a century.

Japan's Mount Hakone volcanic eruption closes parts of resort near Tokyo
Japan's Mount Hakone volcanic eruption closes parts of resort near Tokyo

A small volcanic eruption at a popular Japanese resort not far from Tokyo on Tuesday prompted authorities to further restrict access to the area, warning of the chance of more eruptions, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. 

Philippines takes precautions as volcano turns lively
Philippines takes precautions as volcano turns lively

 The Philippines has stockpiled food supplies in case of evacuations after a volcano emitted ash and smoke six times in recent weeks, officials said today.

Mt. Asama appears to have had small eruption: Weather agency

Asama, a volcano about 140 kilometers northwest of Tokyo and surrounded by major tourist spots, appears to have had a small eruption today morning, the Japanese weather agency has said.

Indonesia volcano at high alert level unleashes fresh burst

A volcano in western Indonesia that has been spewing clouds of searing gas high into the air let out a new powerful burst on Wednesday.

Japan body searchers return to volcano, eight months on

Japanese search teams returned to the peak of a volcano Wednesday for the first time in eight months to look for the bodies of six climbers still missing after an eruption that killed dozens.

3,000 evacuated as Indonesia upgrades alert over volcano

Nearly 3,000 people have been evacuated from their homes after Indonesia upgraded the threat posed by a volcano on Sumatra to the highest possible level, an official said today.

Japan vigilant for `Big One` after powerful quake

Seismologists Sunday warned Japan to stay vigilant for the next "Big One" after a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of the quake-prone nation, injuring a dozen people.

Japanese volcano calm `for now`: Weather agency

 A violent volcanic eruption in Japan that forced the evacuation of an island appears to have come to a halt, the country`s weather agency said Saturday.

Volcano erupts on remote Japanese island, residents flee by boat

A volcano erupted on a remote Japanese island on Friday, blasting black smoke thousands of metres into the sky and forcing residents to flee by boat and an airline to re-route flights.