Chile: Eruption of Villarrica volcano forces the evacuation of 3,385 people

The eruption of the Villarrica volcano in the southern Chilean region of La Araucania, at early hours of Tuesday, forced the evacuation of 3,385 people from their homes, officials said. The volcano erupted at 03:01 hours (6:01 GMT) today with a loud roar, said in a statement the...

Eruption would have left about 31 dead in Japan

The eruption of Mount Ontake, in central Japan, might have left around 31 dead, although they have so far confirmed the death of four, said authorities of the area. The government of the Nagano prefecture said that of the 31 victims with “cardiac arrest,” only four...

Cattle in Baños was victim of Tungurahua’s ash

By the ravine Juive Grande located in Baños, Tungurahua, the bodies of three cows property of David Barros appeared with burn marks left by pyroclastic flows that rolled down by one of the flanks of the Tungurahua volcano during the eruption of Saturday. Gonzalo Paz, community...

Inhabitants near Tungurahua affected after eruption

Since Thursday January 30 following the reactivation of the Tungurahua volcano, the few inhabitants left in the surrounding areas do not feel scared after the event. In the Puela parish between 2001 and 2010 the population was halved and those who stay do not want to leave their...

Ash cloud was ejected by the Tungurahua volcano

A column of smoke that exceeded ten miles o altitude , was expelled yesterday at 17:45 by the Tungurahua volcano. The incident occurred after a loud explosion according to reports of the Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School. Communes of Chacauco, Chambiato,...
The new island was created after a volcanic eruption

Volcanic eruption forms new island in Japan

A new island is forming in the coast of Japan close to the volcanic island of Nishino-shima. A Coast Guard aircraft from the Asian country spotted the activity and captured a video. The island is 200 meters in diameter and is the first occurrence of such a phenomenon in Japan in...