RedskyNews Category: Volcanoes

Indonesia Farmers Flee Volcano


MOUNT TAMBORA, Indonesia (AP) — Bold farmers in Indonesia routinely ignore orders to evacuate the slopes of live volcanoes, but those living on Tambora took no chances when history’s deadliest mountain rumbled ominously this month. Villagers like Hasanuddin Sanusi have

Two Volcanoes Get Ready To Blow


Authorities raised the alert status of two volcanoes to the second-highest level over the weekend and told people to stay up to six kilometers away from the craters . The alert was raised on Sunday for Mount Soputan in North

Mount Etna Eruptions Get Stronger


As the Mt. Etna volcano came to life again and started erupting in the southern Italy on the island of Sicily, inhabitants were not worried but rather bemused. The volcanic eruption took place as on July 30 2011 in Catania-the

Double Eruption In Indonesia


An Indonesian volcano erupted twice on Monday following its biggest eruption in weeks over the weekend, a government volcanologist said, forcing people to remain in safety shelters. “The two eruptions happened within ten minutes which sent a column of ash

Mount Lokon Erupts 2,500 Flee


An Indonesian volcano has erupted, spewing rocks, lava and ash hundreds of metres into the air, just days after the country’s alert status was raised to the highest level. There has been a significant rise in volcanic activity at Mount

1000’s Flee Indonesian Volcano


JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of residents have fled villages near an Indonesian volcano that has been erupting this week and has a history of violent explosions. Mount Lokon spews volcanic smoke in Tomohon, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Tuesday. Disaster

Mount Etna Ash Closes Airports


Southern Italian airports were on Saturday closed due to ash from Mount Etna, forcing traffic to be diverted to Palermo, the ANSA news agency said. Catania airport on the east coast of the island of Sicily was not expected to

Volcanic Ash Turns Moon To Blood


The moon turns red during total Lunar Eclipse of the moon seen in Nairobio, Kenya, June 15, 2011. Asian and African night owls were treated to a lunar eclipse, and ash in the atmosphere from a Chilean volcano turned it

Volcanic Ash Stops Aussie Flights


A volcanic ash plume from Chile which has made its way across the Atlantic and Indian oceans is wreaking havoc on Australian airways, forcing a number of carriers to cancel all services. Thousands of travellers have been left stranded in

Mt Dieng Spews Dangerous Gasses

Poisonous gases spewing from Mount Dieng in Central Java caused increasing alarm on Tuesday as concentrations of one of the gases breached levels deemed safe for humans. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), said

Ash Halts Hundreds Of Flights

Airlines have grounded about 500 flights after ash from an Icelandic volcano swept over Britain and towards northern Europe in a fresh travel nightmare for thousands of passengers. Barely a year after a similar eruption in Iceland forced the biggest

Ash Cloud Grounds UK Flights

Eighty-six Loganair and East Airways flights have been shelved because of the density of the ash thrown out by the erupting Grimsvötn volcano. New rules mean airlines can now carry on flying through lower densities of ash but much of