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Taal Volcano spews toxic gas, thick haze prompting health warning after fresh eruption in Philippines

At least 2,000 people were forced to leave their houses after the Taal volcano in the Philippines started spewing steam, filling the air with toxic gas and prompting health warnings. Sitting on a scenic lake, Taal has been belching sulphur dioxide for several days, creating a thick haze over Manila and several surrounding provinces. At […]

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Mount Nyiragongo Volcano: Seismic activity indicate threat of more lava burst, thousands evacuate Goma

Tens of thousands of people are trying to escape the Congolese city of Goma after authorities issued an evacuation order warning that the Mount Nyiragongo volcano could erupt again. At least 31 people have died and 30,000 were forced to flee their homes when the volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) first […]

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Mount Nyiragongo Volcano: Tremors rock east DRC, raising fears of fresh eruption

Nyiragongo volcano have rocked the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as the death toll from a recent eruption that left hundreds of families displaced rose to 32. Days after Africa’s most active volcano roared back into life, tremors were shaking the region every 10 to 15 minutes on Tuesday. Cracks several centimetres wide […]

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Mount Nyiragongo: DR Congo orders Goma evacuation after large volcano eruption

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo launched an evacuation plan for the eastern city of Goma after a large volcano erupted. Lava burst from Mount Nyiragongo into the night sky forming a thick orange cloud over Goma, which has a population of two million. Thousands of panic-stricken residents were fleeing, many on foot. The […]

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La Soufriere Volcano: Foreigners abandon St Vincent in cruise ships

La Soufriere volcano has been shooting explosive ash and gas continuously since its first eruption on April 9, 2021, forcing evacuation of thousands of people The ash fall has contaminated existing water sources and triggered a water shortage across the island. Meanwhile a cruise ship arrived to evacuate some of the foreigners who had been […]

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La Soufriere Volcano: Relief boat carrying supplies to Saint Vincent drowns

‘Sunshine Angels’ – the vessel carrying supplies from Saint Lucia to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines capsized on Saturday afternoon, police said. Three people were rescued by another boat. Law enforcement officials told reporters that the individuals on board at the time the boat sank were the Saint Lucian captain, Mark Clement St Rose, who […]

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Humanitarian crisis caused by La Soufrière volcano to last for months: United Nations

The humanitarian crisis caused by volcanic eruptions on the Caribbean island of St Vincent will last for months, a UN official has warned. Didier Trebucq, the UN co-ordinator for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean said nearby islands including Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda could also be badly affected. About 20,000 people have been evacuated from their […]

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St. Vincent facing water shortage as La Soufriere volcano eruptions continue

Officials on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent have warned that residents are facing water shortages, as ash from La Soufriere volcano has contaminated local supplies. The volcano erupted again around 6am on Tuesday, the fifth-straight day of explosions and sent plumes of smoke into the air, as well as ash and other volcanic material […]

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St. Vincent Volcano: Satellites capture explosive La Soufrière eruptions

The La Soufrière volcano on St. Vincent, which first erupted on Friday continues to spew ash and smoke high into the atmosphere. Weather satellites have captured dozens of eruptions since the volcano first blew its top last week, ash now spreading hundreds of miles eastward and extinguishing the sun in Barbados. UPDATE: There were more […]

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‘La Soufriere volcano destroying everything in its path’: Huge explosion sends out more gas and ash

La Soufriere volcano on the Caribbean island of St Vincent has erupted in another huge explosion on Monday, sending sulphuric gas and ash over a wide area and prompting concerns about the safety of residents who have not evacuated. The volcanic eruption sent fast-moving hot gas and volcanic material down the south and southwest flanks […]

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What the Saint Vincent volcano’s eruption means for the atmosphere

After blasting to life after decades, the La Soufriere volcano on the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent has continued to vent ash into the air, along with regular volcanic rumblings. So far no deaths have been reported, but the volcano is expected to cause significant hardship, with thousands expected to be displaced for several weeks […]

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Ash rain, sulphur smell engulfs Saint Vincent after La Soufriere volcano eruption

Heavy ash rained down on parts of the eastern Caribbean island of Saint Vincent and a strong sulphur smell enveloped communities a day after a powerful explosion at La Soufriere volcano uprooted the lives of thousands of people who evacuated their homes under government orders. Caribbean nations including Antigua and Guyana on Saturday offered help […]