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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Volcano

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# New Zealand
New Zealand volcano erupts after 100 years
Witnesses reported red hot rocks being thrown into the air as well as lightning and small explosions.
# volcano heights
Pics: Fancy a house sitting on a volcano?
Okay, it’s an inactive volcano but still…
# Aviation
Wreck of Russian plane found in Indonesia
There is little hope of finding any survivors.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
All the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Vulcanology
Minor eruptions at Mount Etna mark first activity of 2012
Sicilians woke up to see plumes of smoke from the active volcano this morning, though there has been no flight disruption.
# Earthquake
Strong earthquake hits islands in Pacific
No damage or casualties yet reported in 7.5-magnitude quake in ‘Ring of Fire’ region.
# Indonesia
Erupting volcano forces Indonesian villagers to flee homes
Mount Lokon in north Sulawesi province has a history of violent eruptions; its last major eruption in 1991 killed a Swiss hiker.
# Ash Cloud
Flights grounded as the ash cloud returns to Australia
Flights in and out of Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra cancelled as the Chilean volcano strikes again.
# Volcano
Chilean volcano disrupts New Zealand and Australian flights
Australian and New Zealand flights are the latest to be grounded as volcanic eruptions continue to disrupt air travel.
# Chile
New volcanic ash cloud threatens flight disruptions (in South America)
The Puyehue volcano has been dormant for decades – and its latest eruption has forced 3,500 to evacuate their homes.
# Ash Cloud
Air travel relief as Grimsvotn volcano stops erupting
The volcano causing air travel difficulties across Europe stopped eruptions this morning, says Iceland’s Met Office.
# Ash Cloud
No Irish closures - for now - as Ash Cloud reaches Europe
As Grimsvotn’s eruption begins to wane, airspace closures on continental Europe will still mean some cancelled flights.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
All the news of the day you might have missed…
# Volcano
Irish airports remain open but ash cloud disrupts flights to Scotland
Ryanair has expressed its displeasure with the disruption, believing it to be unnecessary. The IAA has said that all Irish airports remain open and added that it will update the situation later today.
# Volcano
Aer Lingus cancels Scottish flights as volcanic ash cloud moves closer
President Obama won’t be the only one inconvenienced by ash from the Grimsvotn volcano, however IAA says it still doesn’t expect any disruptions to air travel in Irish space in the next 24 hours.
# Ash Cloud
EU confirms that volcanic ash cloud is heading in Ireland's direction
Met Éireann says it is monitoring the situation, but the IAA is not expecting any disruptions to flights in Irish air space over the next 24 hours. The EU has confirmed that the ash looks likely to enter British and Irish airspace shortly.
# Poll
Poll: Should Irish airspace stay open if the ash cloud arrives?
Do you think last year’s lockdown in the skies was an overreaction? Or would you prefer to see airspace close again if the ash cloud returns?
# Volcanic eruption
Iceland closes main airport but ash cloud 'not heading to Europe'
Keflavik airport is fully closed with no flights taking off or landing as the ash plume covers Iceland but officials insist its not Europe-bound.
# Volcanic eruption
Another Icelandic volcano erupts - but it's unlikely to cause travel disruption
History shows that previous eruptions in Grimsvotn have not had much influence on flight traffic — unlike the massive disruption caused last year by Eyjafjallajokull.
# Ash Cloud
Report vindicates aviation authorities over ash cloud flight cancellations
The ash cloud from Iceland’s (still unpronounceable) Eyjafjallajökull volcano could have caused engines to fail and seriously scratched up windows.
# Indonesia
Residents flee after Indonesian volcano spews fresh ash
Thousands are evacuated after Mount Karangetang shoots gas and debris up to 600m in the air in central Indonesia.
# Week in Photos
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
This evening’s Daily Fix includes: new online suicide prevention initiative launched; Guantanamo terror trials to resume; and a trapped Bieber.
# Hawaii
Video: Hawaii's volcano Kilauea erupts
Dramatic images from the weekend’s volcanic activity on Hawaii’s Big Island after a crater floor on the Kilauea volcano collapsed.
# Japan
Slideshow: Mount Shinmoedake erupts in Japan
Danger zone around volcano has been extended after last night’s eruption and about 1,000 locals have been urged to evacuate in case of further volcanic activity.
# Etna
Spectacular videos, photos of Mount Etna erupting
Dramatic images of the Sicilian volcano briefly erupting late last night after a build-up of activity in the volcano.
# Ecuador
Evacuations as Ecuador volcano erupts
Volcano’s last major eruption in 2006 killed six people.
# Indonesia
'It was like from a war': Indonesia's death toll rises
Indonesia faces a humanitarian disaster as Mount Merapi erupts again, killing another 78 people.
# Indonesia
Evacuations as volcano erupts again in Indonesia
Refugees flee latest eruption as lava glows in crater of Mount Merapi.
# Volcano
The bluffer's guide to... Vatnajokull and Grimsvotn
Everything you need to know about Iceland’s latest volatile volcanic area.
# Volcano
Iceland fears another volcano about to erupt
# Indonesia
Indonesia's tsunami warning system was vandalised
Coastal communities in danger from the giant waves did not receive the official warning before disaster struck on Monday.
# Indonesia
Death roll rises after Indonesia's Day from Hell (gallery)
The combined death toll from the earthquake, tsunami and volcanic eruptions tops 150 and will keep rising.