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Volcano erupts in Indonesia, hurling ash cloud into the skyupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 21:33:00

A restless volcano in northern Indonesia erupted Friday, spewing clouds of ash as high as 2 kilometers into the sky, the country's National Disaster Management Agency said.

Indonesian volcano rumbles again, spitting massive ash cloudsupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 07:22:00

An Indonesian volcano erupted twice Monday, spewing thick ash clouds a day after the number of evacuees rose to 5,200.

More than 4,000 evacuated after Indonesia volcano eruptionupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 01:24:00

More than 4,000 residents have been evacuated from a central Indonesian province after a volcano erupted, sending smoke high into the sky.

Thousands of volcano evacuees return home in southern Chileupdated: Sun Jun 19 2011 17:15:00

Thousands of people in southern Chile were told they could return home Sunday, some two weeks after a volcanic eruption forced them to flee.

Lightning illuminates ash cloudupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 13:12:00

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in Chile fills the sky with clouds of ash.

Ash from Chilean volcano grounds flights in Argentinaupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 13:12:00

The ash cloud from a Chilean volcano reached Buenos Aires, the capital of neighboring Argentina, but was not expected to cause problems for area residents, officials said.

Thousands evacuate, ashes spread after Chilean volcano eruptsupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 14:19:00

Parts of southern Chile remained on red alert and schools in some areas of neighboring Argentina were closed Monday after a volcanic eruption coated the countryside with ashes, authorities said.

Volcano eruption forces closure of Iceland airspaceupdated: Sun May 22 2011 20:00:00

A volcanic eruption in Iceland forced flight cancellations and the closure of airspace over the country's four international airports, an official said Sunday.

Volcano erupts beneath glacier in Icelandupdated: Sat May 21 2011 20:31:00

The Grimsvotn volcano under the Vatnajokull glacier in Iceland was erupting Saturday, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office.

Residents evacuate as volcano spews ashes in Ecuadorupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 00:02:00

Authorities in Ecuador closed schools and evacuated residents in areas near a volcano Tuesday after ashes spewing from its crater fell on homes and farms, state media reported.

Indonesian volcano prompts evacuationsupdated: Mon Mar 21 2011 10:06:00

Up to 1,200 people have fled an active volcano in northern Indonesia, disaster officials said Monday.

Philippine volcano erupts twice in 24 hoursupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 13:34:00

Philippine seismologists issued an alert on Mount Bulusan Sunday after the Luzon Island volcano erupted twice during a 24-hour period, according to a bulletin released by the nation's volcano-monitoring agency.

Japan's 'James Bond' volcano erupts againupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 01:13:00

Japan's Mount Shinmoe erupted again on Wednesday, spewing more lava, smoke and ash through the area, the country's meteorological agency said.

Japanese volcano eruptingupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 10:53:00

A giant ash cloud pours from Mt. Shinmoe in Kirishima, Japan.

Volcano known as the 'Throat of Fire' erupts in Ecuadorupdated: Sat Dec 04 2010 21:28:00

Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano erupted Saturday, sending ash and lava spewing nearly a mile into the sky.

Death toll climbs from Indonesian volcano erruptionsupdated: Sun Nov 21 2010 06:20:00

The death toll from recent eruptions of Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano climbed to 304 Sunday after searchers found bodies buried in the ashes on its slopes, the country's disaster coordination board said.

Survivor tells of Merapi terrorupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 06:08:00

A survivor describes horror following the violent and deadly eruption of Indonesia's Mt. Merapi.

Volcano's toll rises to 273 dead in Indonesiaupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 06:08:00

The death toll from recent eruptions of Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano has climbed to 273, government officials said Wednesday.

People flee Mt. Merapi's furyupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 09:59:00

In early November, thousands raced to escape the latest Indonesian volcano eruption, but scores were killed.

Indonesia volcano toll rises to 242updated: Tue Nov 16 2010 09:59:00

The death toll from last month's eruption of Mount Merapi rose to 242 on Sunday, Indonesia's government reported, with most of the victims killed by severe burns.

Indonesia Mount Merapi volcano erupts again Fridayupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 21:51:00

Indonesia's Mount Merapi erupted again Friday, spewing volcanic material for more than an hour, the official Antara news agency reported.

Volcano death toll rises to 259 in Indonesiaupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 04:55:00

The death toll from recent eruptions of Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano climbed to 259 on Monday, government officials said.

A look at the world's erupting volcanoesupdated: Sat Nov 13 2010 10:21:00

CNN's Guillermo Arduino explains why some volcanoes are deadlier than others.

Death toll rises to 240 from Indonesia volcanoupdated: Sat Nov 13 2010 10:21:00

An Indonesian volcano has killed 240 people since it started erupting in October, officials said Saturday, a day after it spewed more hot ash and sent residents fleeing.

Indonesian volcano's death toll rises to 191updated: Wed Nov 10 2010 06:34:00

The toll from recent eruptions of Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano has climbed to 191 dead and 145 seriously injured, government officials said Wednesday.

Indonesian volcano spews more scorching ash; death toll reaches 156updated: Sun Nov 07 2010 14:53:00

Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano continued to rumble and emit bursts of blisteringly hot gas and dust Sunday, as the death toll from recent eruptions pushed higher.

Death toll rises in Indonesia as volcano continues to rumbleupdated: Sat Nov 06 2010 10:44:00

Deaths in Indonesia mounted on Saturday from the volcanic eruption spewing scorching ash and gas, and the country's leader is stationed near the scene to coordinate relief efforts.

Indonesia volcano erupts for about 7 minutesupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 13:25:00

Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano erupted again Wednesday morning, loudly sending an ash cloud into the air, a government volcanologist said.

Indonesia hit by earthquake and more volcanic ashupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 13:16:00

Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano erupted several times Wednesday, while an earthquake struck off of the coast of Papua, far to the east of the volcano.

Indonesia volcano erupts againupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 09:52:00

Indonesia's Mount Merapi started spewing hot ash clouds Monday morning, sending a 1.5-kilometer plume toward the south.

Indonesian residents play waiting gameupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 09:52:00

CNN's Kathy Quiano reports on Mount Merapi evacuees trying to cope with life in camps, as they wait to return home.

New volcanic eruption sends Indonesians fleeingupdated: Sat Oct 30 2010 21:42:00

Indonesia's Mount Merapi erupted again Saturday, spewing hot ash clouds for more than 20 minutes followed by lava and sending nearly residents fleeing in panic for the second time in a week.

Death toll climbs to 32 in Indonesia volcano eruptionupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 08:14:00

The death toll from an Indonesian volcano that exploded this week has climbed to 32, medical officials said Thursday.

Deadly eruptions in Indonesiaupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 08:14:00

CNN's Kathy Quiano describes how the eruptions at Mount Merapi are affecting Indonesia.

Death toll, evacuations rise after Indonesian volcano eruptsupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 13:36:00

Indonesia's government, already beset by a killer earthquake and tsunami, moved Wednesday to help tens of thousands of residents displaced by a volcanic eruption that also claimed 29 lives.

Volcano erupts in Indonesia, forcing thousands to fleeupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 15:25:00

The Mount Merapi volcano in Indonesia erupted at least three times Tuesday, forcing thousands of nearby residents to flee.

Long-dormant Indonesian volcano erupts againupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 09:52:00

A long-dormant volcano erupted again Tuesday in northern Sumatra, triggering strong tremors and sending bursts of hot ash into the air for the second time in a week.

Volcano spews in Indonesia, sends villagers fleeingupdated: Fri Sep 03 2010 02:23:00

A volcano erupted again in Indonesia early Friday in northern Sumatra, sending hundreds of villagers fleeing as it unleashed tremors and spewed powerful bursts of hot ash and debris.

2 die after Indonesian volcano erupts againupdated: Mon Aug 30 2010 09:44:00

Two people have died and more than 30,000 were displaced when a long-dormant volcano in Indonesia erupted again on Monday, officials said.

Long-dormant volcano erupts in Indonesiaupdated: Sun Aug 29 2010 03:41:00

A volcano that had been inactive for more than 400 years erupted in Indonesia early Sunday, causing thousands of people to flee their homes, officials said.

'Red alert' issued for Colombian volcano after non-explosive eruptionupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 09:12:00

Colombian authorities have issued a red alert, the highest level, for the Galeras volcano, because a non-explosive eruption occurred early Wednesday.

4 people feared dead after volcano eruption in Indonesiaupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 14:34:00

Four people are missing and feared dead after a volcano eruption in Indonesia, according to a National Disaster Mitigation Agency official.

Pacific submarine volcano issues 'big burp'updated: Tue Jun 01 2010 09:45:00

A rapid Pacific submarine volcano eruption has exhaled a steam and ash cloud in the air and left a trail of debris on the surface of the water near Sarigan Island in the Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. officials said Monday.

Volcano's eruption spurs evacuations, closes airportupdated: Sat May 29 2010 15:06:00

Lava and ash from Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano forced the closure of Guayaquil Airport until Saturday afternoon, an airport spokesman said Friday.

The blame game beginsupdated: Thu Apr 22 2010 23:30:00

As travel returns, the blame game for the volcano disruption begins. CNN's Richard Quest examines the issue.

Iceland closes airports for first time due to volcanic ash cloudupdated: Thu Apr 22 2010 23:30:00

Iceland will close two airports on Friday for the first time, a week after ash from an Icelandic volcano forced the shutdown of airspace over much of Europe and stranded thousands of passengers around the world, the Icelandic aviation authority announced Thursday.

Mourners' candles a 'spot of light'updated: Sun Apr 18 2010 15:23:00

CNN iReporter Malgosia Minta shares Poland's sadness after the president, other top officials die in a plane crash.

Polish president and his wife laid to restupdated: Sun Apr 18 2010 15:23:00

Poland's first couple was laid to rest on Sunday, marking the end of a journey filled with grief for the central European nation.

Erupting volcano boosts tourism in Icelandupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 00:23:00

A long-dormant volcano in Iceland that began erupting last month has sparked a tourism trend as curious onlookers are paying to get a closer look.

Volcano erupts in Icelandupdated: Sun Mar 21 2010 17:52:00

Hundreds of people have been evacuated as a volcano in Iceland erupted beside a glacier.

Volcano erupts in Iceland; hundreds evacuatedupdated: Sun Mar 21 2010 17:52:00

Hundreds of people were evacuated Sunday amid flood concerns after a long-dormant volcano erupted beneath a glacier in south Iceland.

Rescuers seek hiker who fell into Mount St. Helens craterupdated: Mon Feb 15 2010 23:07:00

Rescue crews in Washington state will try again Tuesday to get to a hiker who fell 500 feet into the crater of Mount St. Helens volcano.

Volcano erupts in Congoupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 23:56:00

Africa's most active volcano, Mount Nyamuragira in the Democratic Republic of Congo, erupted early Saturday, spewing lava off its southern flank, the Congolese Wildlife Authority reported.

Volcano spews lava as eruption loomsupdated: Tue Dec 22 2009 10:41:00

Fountains of red-hot lava shot up from the intensifying Mayon volcano as the Philippines awaited an imminent eruption, the country's national news agency reported Tuesday.

Volcano ready to blowupdated: Tue Dec 22 2009 10:41:00

Authorities have raised the alert level for the Mayon volcano in central Philippines. ABS-CBN's Jenny Reyes reports

Philippines' Mayon Volcano to explode 'within days'updated: Mon Dec 21 2009 15:34:00

Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes as scientists warn the towering Mayon volcano is about to explode in the Philippines, the country's national news agency reported Monday.

Philippines volcano eruption likely soonupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 07:21:00

Philippine authorities on Sunday raised the alert status of the country's most active volcano to level 4 and established an extended danger zone around it, saying an eruption is imminent.

Underwater volcanic eruptionupdated: Fri Dec 18 2009 14:50:00

Scientists witnessed the eruption of the deepest underwater volcano and caught the event on film.

Scientists capture deepest underwater volcanic eruption on filmupdated: Fri Dec 18 2009 14:50:00

Scientists witnessed the eruption of the deepest underwater volcano and caught the entire event on film for the first time -- complete with molten lava and sulfur smoke clouds.

30,000 flee Philippine volcanoupdated: Wed Dec 16 2009 18:13:00

More than 30,000 people have fled their homes ahead of an expected eruption of the Mayon volcano in the central Philippines, the Red Cross said Wednesday.

Residents flee as Philippines volcano threatens to eruptupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 20:30:00

Philippines authorities Tuesday started evacuating about 50,000 people living around the island nation's most active volcano after it oozed fiery lava and belched clouds of ash.

Alaska's Mount Redoubt erupts againupdated: Sat Mar 28 2009 23:06:00

Mount Redoubt volcano in southern Alaska has erupted again, shooting ash as high as 45,000 feet in the air on Saturday, experts said.

Alaska volcano erupts 4 times on Fridayupdated: Sat Mar 28 2009 06:42:00

Mount Redoubt volcano in southern Alaska erupted four times on Friday, shooting ash as high as 51,000 feet, scientists said.

Colombia volcano erupts twice in less than a weekupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 12:45:00

A volcano in southwest Colombia erupted again Friday morning, raining ash on nearby residents and agricultural fields.

Will volcano blow? Expert waits, watches, ready to warnupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 09:33:00

It's 3 degrees and snowing outside the Alaska Volcano Observatory in Anchorage, but inside the operations center, things are heating up.

Volcano's impact seen hundreds of miles awayupdated: Thu May 08 2008 20:19:00

Nearly a week after a volcano erupted in Chaiten, Chile, disgorging its contents across a wide area of the Andes Mountains, authorities finished evacuating the area most affected.

Colombian volcano eruptsupdated: Tue Apr 15 2008 17:14:00

A volcano erupts near Bogota, Colombia, prompting the evacuation of about 15, 000 people.

Thousands flee volcanic eruption in Colombiaupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 11:00:00

A volcano erupted in southwestern Colombia on Thursday night, prompting authorities to order the evacuation of about 8,000 people.

Volcano erupts in Chileupdated: Wed Jan 02 2008 20:40:00

One of the most active volcanoes in Chile sends lava cascading down a snow-covered mountain.

Yemen volcano eruptionupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 08:27:00

CNN's Max Foster speaks with Canadian Navy spokesman Ken Allan about what was spotted from the eruption.

Three killed as volcano eruptsupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 08:27:00

NATO ships rescued two survivors and spotted three bodies off the coast of a small Red Sea island Monday morning, following a spectacular volcanic eruption the night before, a NATO commander said.

Mt. Bulusan eruptsupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 01:26:00

Mt. Bulusan erupts

Scientists: Prehistoric volcanoes heated Earthupdated: Fri Apr 27 2007 09:27:00

Ancient volcanoes may have caused a dramatic warming of the Earth's atmosphere that raised sea temperatures and killed off many marine species, resulting in a "planetary emergency," U.S. and European scientists said Thursday.

Indonesia volcano threat growsupdated: Wed Jun 14 2006 06:38:00

Indonesian authorities have raised the alert status for Mount Merapi, the volatile volcano in central Java, to the highest level after downgrading it in recent days.

10,000 flee Indonesia volcanoupdated: Tue Jun 06 2006 14:03:00

After surviving a catastrophic earthquake that killed more than 6,000 people, residents near Indonesia's Mount Merapi have been evacuated because of the volcano's increased activity, officials said.

Indonesia lowers quake death tollupdated: Mon Jun 05 2006 01:25:00

Indonesian officials on Monday lowered the death toll by more than 400 from last month's deadly earthquake that left hundreds of thousands of people homeless in central Java.

Mt. Merapi shudders back to lifeupdated: Wed May 17 2006 08:34:00

Mount Merapi has shot out a cloud of hot ash and gas, ending two days of relative calm and reviving fears of hundreds of people living on its slopes.

Rumbling mountain still a threatupdated: Tue May 16 2006 05:20:00

Indonesia's Mount Merapi is spewing clouds of gas, ash and rock, but activity appears to have eased a day after the mountain had its most violent eruption in weeks.

New warning as volcano intensifiesupdated: Sun May 14 2006 17:10:00

Activity is intensifying Monday at Indonesia's Mount Merapi with the volcano spewing out near continuous clouds of deadly hot ash and debris, according to eyewitness reports.

Some villagers shun volcano alertupdated: Sun May 14 2006 03:14:00

Mandatory evacuations are under way on the island of Java, as scientists warned that an explosion from one of Indonesia's most dangerous volcanoes could be imminent.

Indonesian volcano threatens 20,000updated: Sat May 13 2006 01:58:00

More than 20,000 people will need to be evacuated to crowded shelters, one filled to three times its capacity, as experts predicted a massive eruption from one of Indonesia's most dangerous volcanoes.

Dream trip: See lava on the moveupdated: Tue Mar 28 2006 10:06:00

Year after year, the Big Island consistently affords the rare opportunity to watch lava in action. And best of all, you get to check out the show without having to run for your life.

Images show strange steep slopes on Mars updated: Mon Apr 04 2005 13:10:00

New images of Mars show fresh detail of steep and inexplicable slopes.

Scientists seek source of Mount St. Helens blast updated: Wed Mar 09 2005 09:42:00

Scientists were flying over the crater of Mount St. Helens on Wednesday to locate the origins of a plume of ash and steam that spewed nearly seven miles high into the air Tuesday night.

Mount St. Helens coughs up ash updated: Tue Mar 08 2005 21:49:00

Washington state's Mount St. Helens volcano belched a column of smoke and ash nearly six miles high Tuesday evening, leaving a plume visible for more than 50 miles, authorities reported.

PNG volcano threatens major blowupdated: Thu Nov 25 2004 21:16:00

More than 9,000 people will be evacuated from a tiny Papua New Guinea island starting from Friday as a volcanic eruption continues and heavy falls of ash destroy crops and pollute water supplies, local media said.

New Mount St. Helens lava dome growsupdated: Sat Nov 06 2004 16:00:00

A new lava dome inside Mount St. Helens' crater has sprouted a growth that extends upward nearly 330 feet, U.S. Geological Survey officials said Saturday.

Mount St. Helens lets off steamupdated: Mon Oct 04 2004 09:24:00

Geologists warned late Monday that two small eruptions of steam and ash from Mount St. Helens earlier in the day were likely precursors of a much larger explosion that could soon occur.

Volcano still shaking 2 days after 'hiccup'updated: Sun Oct 03 2004 15:45:00

Seismologists were watching Mount St. Helens closely late Sunday after unusual seismic activity during the weekend led them to predict an eruption was imminent.

USGS: Mount St. Helens could erupt within 24 hoursupdated: Sat Oct 02 2004 16:42:00

Scientists warn that Mount St. Helens could erupt within 24 hours, and with more force than previously expected.

Scientists monitor Mount St. Helens after eruptionupdated: Fri Oct 01 2004 15:08:00

Scientists are closely watching Mount St. Helens after a small eruption spewed smoke and ash thousands of feet Friday before another earthquake rattled the volcano.

'Volcanic advisory' issued for Mount St. Helensupdated: Wed Sep 29 2004 19:14:00

The U.S. Geological Survey issued a volcanic advisory Wednesday for Mount St. Helens with officials warning of a heightened possibility of a small to moderate eruption.

Scientists watching unusual events near volcanoupdated: Mon Sep 27 2004 17:40:00

A series of unusual earthquakes near Mount St. Helens in recent days has scientists warning that something more serious could be imminent.

Fortune: Whole Lava Love Joshua David explores his own peculiar obsession with volcanoes--from the primal thrill of eruption to the fear updated: Mon Jul 23 2001 00:01:00

Ten years ago, while on a cruise off Italy's southern coast, I saw my first volcano. The announcement that we were passing it came during the boozy roar of the second dinner seating. I was the only...

Fortune: WORKING DANGEROUSLYupdated: Mon Oct 14 1996 00:01:00

In the information economy, with the routine perils of the Machine Age mostly fading memories, it may seem as though the greatest physical danger most people face on the job is carpal tunnel syndro...

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