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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Volcano

This month
November 2023
Explainer: How much damage could a possible Icelandic volcano eruption cause?
A town in southwestern Iceland has been evacuated following hundreds of earthquakes.
Residents evacuated by Icelandic town damaged by earthquakes allowed to return briefly
Iceland, which has 33 active volcanic systems, has declared a state of emergency.
Residents get brief return to volcano-risk Icelandic town to collect belongings
The town was damaged by hundreds of earthquakes over the past few days.
Icelandic town evacuated as volcanic eruption expected 'within hours or days'
Experts said the town of Grindavik could be heavily damaged by an eruption.
This year
Charges against island owners over deadly New Zealand volcanic eruption dismissed
Around 50 people were on White Island – also known as Whakaari – when it erupted in December 2019.
More than 12,000 people flee homes as lava spews down Philippines’ Mayon volcano
However, thousands more remain within the permanent danger zone below Mayon.
Last year
Search under way after volcanic eruption buries Indonesian island homes
Mount Semeru in East Java province spewed thick columns of ash nearly 5,000ft into the sky yesterday.
Indonesia’s Mount Semeru volcano erupts, forcing thousands to flee
Semeru last erupted exactly one year ago, killing at least 51 people.
Volcanic lava approaches key road on Hawaii’s Big Island
The molten rock could make the road impassable and force drivers to find alternate coastal routes in the north and south.
Noxious gases from erupting Icelandic volcano threaten nearby village
The pollution could reach the capital Reykjavik, 40 kilometres from the volcano, by tomorrow.
Deja vu as new Iceland volcano erupts near capital
The activity may have been caused by a magnitude 5.47 earthquake on Sunday which moved the surrounding land 16 cm northwest.
Residents ordered to evacuate after Japanese volcano erupts
There were no immediate reports of injuries after Sakurajima erupted on the southern island of Kyushu.
Tonga’s internet finally restored five weeks after volcanic eruption and tsunami
Around 90km of cable had to be replaced after it was damaged.
First foreign aid flights arrive in Tonga after huge volcanic eruption
Both New Zealand and Australia have sent military transport planes.
Tonga undersea cable needs 'at least' four weeks to repair following volcanic eruption
The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted 30 kilometres into the air on Saturday.
First death confirmed in Tonga volcano blast as nation remains cut off
It is two days since the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano exploded, cloaking Tonga in a film of ash.
Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption
It sent tsunami waves crashing across the shore in Tonga and people rushing to higher ground.
Tongans flee tsunami following powerful volcanic eruption
There were no immediate reports of injuries or the extent of the damage.
All time
Eruption of Spanish island volcano declared over after starting in September
Fiery molten rock flowing down toward the sea destroyed around 3,000 buildings.
Indonesia volcano eruption death toll rises to 34
On Saturday, Mount Semeru ejected volcanic ash high into the sky and rained hot mud on villages.
Rescue efforts continue after deadly Indonesian volcanic eruption
At least 27 people are still missing after Mount Semeru erupted following heavy rain in the Lumajang district of East Java.
Death toll rises to 13 after eruption of Indonesia volcano
The Mount Semeru volcano erupted yesterday.
Thousands flee as Mount Semeru volcano erupts in Indonesia
There were no immediate reports of casualties.
Flights cancelled and schools shut after latest volcanic eruption on La Palma
Authorities on the Spanish island told inhabitants to stay indoors as the Cumbre Vieja volcano continued to erupt.
Spain pledges quicker help for La Palma following volcano damage
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said his government would pass new measures this week to help millions of euros in aid reach those in need.
Japan's Mount Aso volcano erupts for second time this century
The volcano sits on the so-called Pacific “Ring of Fire” where many of the planet’s eruptions are recorded.
Volcanic eruption on La Palma showing no sign of abating
More than 1,800 buildings, mostly homes, have already been destroyed on the Canary Island.
Thousands locked down as La Palma volcano destroys cement plant
La Cumbre Vieja volcano began erupting on 19 September.
La Palma volcanic eruption going strong after three weeks
Some 6,000 residents were evacuated after the initial eruption on the Canary Island last month.
Canary Island's La Palma airport shuts again due to ashfall from volcano
The volcano has been erupting for almost three weeks.
New lava flow spews from La Palma volcano after weeks of eruptions
A huge magma shelf has continued to build on the Atlantic Ocean.
Flights to La Palma in Canary Islands resume as volcanic lava reaches sea
The dramatic eruption which began 10 days ago, has forced thousands out of their homes.
Lava from La Palma volcano reaches sea after 10-day journey across island
Columns of steam that experts had warned could contain toxic gases shot upward when the molten rock tumbled into the Atlantic.
Spanish volcano enters ‘lower activity’ phase
The volcano on La Palma erupted on 19 September .
Flights cancelled over volcanic ash cloud over La Palma
A volcano has been erupting on the Canary Island over the past week.
Earthquakes and lava threaten La Palma in Canary Islands
La Palma, with a population of some 85,000 people, has been hit by several earthquakes.
Lava flows destroy houses in Canary Islands as people block roads to get view of eruption
Some 20 isolated houses have been destroyed.
Eight feared dead as tourist helicopter crashes into lake in Russia's far east
Eight people were rescued out of 16 passengers.
The Congolese Government has rubbished reports of a second volcanic eruption in the country
The latest incident comes just a week after Mount Nyiragongo devastated the area prompting an evacuation of the city.
20 people found dead in Congo after Africa's most active volcano erupts
More than 170 children are still feared missing after the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo on Saturday night.