30 feared dead on Japan’s Mount Ontake
Thirty hikers are feared to have died near the peak of Mount Ontake in Japan, following a volcanic eruption on Saturday.
Iceland raises volcano aviation alert again
Iceland’s authorities have raised its aviation warning level to red following a new eruption from a fissure near the Bardarbunga volcano.
Evacuation begins as Iceland’s Bardarbunga teeters on edge of eruption
Authorities in Iceland have begun to evacuate an area surrounding the Bardarbunga Volcano as fears grow it could erupt. The area, which is more than 190 miles from the capital Reykjavik, has no permanent residents but sits within a national park popular with tourists.
Ash cloud halts Australia flights
Hundreds of passengers are facing travel disruption after a volcanic eruption in Indonesia sent ash clouds over the region, forcing airlines to cancel flights to and from Northern Australia.
Air New Zealand cancels flights following volcanic eruption
Air New Zealand has been forced to cancel flights following a volcanic eruption on the North Island. Mount Tongaririo erupted earlier, spewing a cloud of ash into the atmosphere and making flying unsafe.
Thousands flee as Mount Lokon erupts
Mount Lokon in Indonesia erupted yesterday after nearly a week of activity which has resulted in thousands of local residents being evacuated.
Icelandic volcano eruption closes airport
Iceland’s main international airport has been shut down and domestic flights have been cancelled, following the eruption of Iceland’s most active volcano.
US Airline Disaster
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