New Zealand planning retrieval of bodies on volcanic island

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand officials said they’ll begin Friday to recover eight victims’ bodies believed to remain on a small island since a volcanic explosion there earlier this week. Continuing volcanic activity has delayed the retrieval of the eight bodies from ash-covered White Island, where an eruption occurred Monday as 47 tourists […]

Hawaii volcano shoots lava into sky; evacuations ordered

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, sending lava shooting into the air in a residential neighborhood and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for nearby homes. Hawaii County said steam and lava poured out of a crack in Leilani Estates, which is near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island.Footage shown on local television […]

Indonesia volcano forces mass evacuation, shuts Bali airport

BC-AS–Indonesia-Bali Volcano,7th Ld-Writethru Nov 27, 2017 7:07AM (GMT 13:07) – 872 words By FIRDIA LISNAWATI and STEPHEN WRIGHT ,  Associated Press Eds: Updates with comment from Chinese tour group, villager affected by ash. Edits first paragraph. With AP Photos. KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities ordered 100,000 people to flee Monday from an erupting volcano […]

Indonesia volcano may erupt explosively or menace for weeks

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Experts say a suddenly active volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali is more likely to erupt than not. But because every volcano has its own unique characteristics, scientists can’t predict when that will be with total certainty. It could erupt suddenly or continue for weeks at its current menacing […]