Iceland issues red alert after new eruption near volcano

Iceland on Sunday raised the aviation alert at its largest volcano, Bardarbunga, to maximum level red following a new eruption in a lava field nearby.

Iceland declares volcano red alert after eruption

Iceland on Friday issued a red alert and banned air traffic near its largest volcano after it erupted overnight, threatening a replay of the global travel chaos four years ago when another peak blew.

Bardarbunga volcano airspace reopens: Iceland

Iceland reopened the airspace over the Bardarbunga volcano system Friday afternoon, lowering a red alert declared earlier following a small overnight eruption.

Volcano erupts in PNG, spewing ash and rock: Officials

A volcano erupted Friday in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air, forcing the evacuation of local communities and flights to be re-routed, officials and reports said.

New signs of eruption at Iceland volcano

Teams monitoring Iceland`s Bardarbunga volcano have found evidence of a possible underground eruption as powerful earthquakes continue to shake the area, Icelandic authorities said Thursday.

Quakes at Iceland volcano ease slightly, no sign of eruption

Seismic activity at Iceland`s Bardarbunga volcano eased slightly overnight after a series of large quakes and there were still no signs of an eruption, the country`s Met Office said early on Monday.

Strong earthquakes shake Icelandic volcano on red alert

Two strong earthquakes on Sunday shook Iceland`s largest volcano, which is on red alert for imminent risk of eruption, the Icelandic Met Office said.

Volcano erupts in Indonesia again

Mount Sinabung, one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia, has erupted, spewing ash to the sky. No casualty was reported, official said here Sunday.

Volcano erupts in Indonesia

One of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia, Mount Sinabung, has erupted with a powerful burst of hot ash, a media report said on Monday.

Flights resume after Indonesia volcano delays

Flights resumed over northern Australia today as major ash plumes cleared from an Indonesian volcanic eruption that stranded thousands of passengers.

Australia`s ancient volcanic eruptions caused first mass extinction 510mn yrs ago

A Curtin University researcher has revealed that Australia`s deadly eruptions, which occurred over 510 million years ago, were the significant reason behind the climate change that caused history`s first known mass extinction.

Volcanic ash halts flights to north Australian city

Flights into and out of the northern Australian city of Darwin were cancelled Saturday and some to Bali affected due to huge ash clouds thrown up by an Indonesian volcano.

Shiveluch volcano in Kamchatka ejects ash to 10 km height.

The Shiveluch volcano on Russia`s Kamchatka Peninsula has spewed ash to a height of up to 10 km above sea level.

New method may predict volcanic eruption

Scientists are working on a new method that can predict volcanic eruption behaviour to help prevent disasters more effectively.

Peru evacuates 4,000 near active volcano

Peruvian authorities Thursday began evacuating some 4,000 residents near the Ubinas volcano after detecting an increase in volcanic activity.

Villagers eye Ecuador volcano after spectacular eruption

Villagers and experts warily eyed an Ecuador volcano on Saturday that spewed a 10-kilometre high column of ash a day earlier in a spectacular eruption.

Art masterpieces helping map pollution levels in Earth`s past atmosphere

Researchers have shown the colours of sunsets painted by famous artists can be used to estimate pollution levels in the Earth `s past atmosphere.

Volcano erupts in Indonesia`s East Java

Mount Kelud in East Java, Indonesia, started eruption at 22:50 p.m. Thursday, forcing thousands of residence living within 10 km from the crater to evacuate, a scientist at the national volcanology agency said.

16 killed in Indonesia volcano eruption

At least 16 people were killed and one severely burnt by the hot ash that erupted from Mount Sinabung volcano in North Sumatra in Indonesia, officials said Wednesday.

School children among 11 killed by Indonesia volcano eruption

Eleven people, including four schoolchildren, were killed on Saturday after they were engulfed by scorching ash clouds spat out by Indonesia`s Mount Sinabung in its biggest eruption in recent days, officials said.