The tiny oasis spared wrath of Hawaii’s volcano

The tiny oasis spared wrath of Hawaii’s volcano

Olivier Grunewald/oliviergrunewald.com By Jon White IT LOOKS like a minor miracle. A tiny stretch of road has escaped the lava flows from the latest eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, which is still menacing a corner of Big Island two months after it began. So frequent are such scenes in a place regularly scorched by volcanic […]

Guatemala volcano kills 25 as ash buries entire villages

Guatemala volcano kills 25 as ash buries entire villages

A police officer carries a baby in El Rodeo village on 3 June, after the eruption of the Fuego volcanoNoe Perez / AFP / Getty Images By New Scientist staff and Press Association A fiery volcanic eruption in Guatemala has sent lava flowing into rural communities, killing at least 25 as rescuers struggled to reach […]

More lava flows reach the coast as volcano threatens Hawaii

More lava flows reach the coast as volcano threatens Hawaii

Lava flows continue to pour out of the volcanoM. Patrick/USGS/ZUMA Wire/REX/Shutterstock By New Scientist staff and Press Association Lava is entering the ocean off Hawaii from a third flow, marking the third week of a volcanic eruption that has opened up nearly two dozen vents, destroyed buildings and sent plumes of ash many kilometres into […]

Kilauea: Hawaii emergency declared over volcano eruption

Kilauea: Hawaii emergency declared over volcano eruption

Media playback is unsupported on your device Kilauea volcano has erupted near a residential area on Hawaii’s largest island, prompting a local state of emergency and the mandatory evacuation of 1,700 residents. Streams of lava have been seen running through woods and bubbling on to roads. Extreme levels of dangerous sulphur dioxide gas have been […]

Huge volcano eruption in the Philippines forces mass evacuation

Huge volcano eruption in the Philippines forces mass evacuation

Mount Mayon throws lava up into the air as it eruptsAP Photo/Bullit Marquez By News Scientist Staff and Press Association The most active volcano in the Philippines spewed fountains of  lava and massive ash plumes in a new eruption today that forced more than 50,000 villagers to evacuate. Fountains of lava fountains gushed 700m up above […]

What to expect if Indonesia’s volcano erupts in a big way

What to expect if Indonesia’s volcano erupts in a big way

Donal Husni/ZUMA Wire/REX/Shutterstock By Michael Le Page and Press Association The Mount Agung volcano in Bali began erupting on 24 November, and it is feared an even larger eruption could occur. Explosions in Mount Agung are hurling clouds of white and dark grey ash up to 3000 metres into the atmosphere, and lava is welling […]