El Fuego volcano erupts in Guatemala

​​​​​​​The El Fuego volcano in Guatemala spewed lava and ash over part of the country last week. Thousands evacuated the area, and many more were exposed to dangerous ash. 

A bright red and orange light is shown as lava hits the sea with steam rising under the dark skies of night.

Lava from La Palma eruption reaches the Atlantic

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Lava flows from an eruption of a volcano near El Paso on the island of La Palma in the Canaries, Spain, of Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. 

Nerves on edge as volcano erupts on island in the Canaries

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Darryl Sumiki, 52, of Hilo, stands atop a car and watches as lava lights up the sky in bright red above Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii.

Property losses mount on Hawaii’s Big Island as lava flow spreads

A volcanic fissure erupts near Nohea Street in Leilani Estates

Kilauea’s lava covers geothermal power plant as intense eruption continues

Two women hold pink and orange umbrellas as they carefully walk through a flooded area of dark earth, which is dark with volcanic ash.

As thousands flee eruption, heavy rains could create deadly mudflows around Mount Mayon


Rainwater could combine with ash to form deadly rivers called lahars, which could sweep away settlements

Glowing light from hot lava is seen during the eruption of Mount Agung in Bali, Indonesia, Nov. 27, 2017.

Indonesia braces for a volcanic eruption on the vacation island of Bali


Massive columns of thick grey smoke that have been belching from Mount Agung since last week have now begun shooting more than two miles into the sky, forcing hundreds of flights to be grounded.

Mark Robinson traveled with a team from the Goma Observatory to set up monitoring equipment. He was in the volcano just days before it sprung back to life.

One of Africa’s most active volcanoes is showing new signs of life


When the volcano last erupted in 2002, it displaced hundreds of thousands of people. Now, it’s rumbling again.

A butterscotch mountain surges skywards in Iceland.

Turning ice into fire: How climate change could mean more volcanic eruptions in Iceland


Iceland is — geologically speaking — a crazy place. The local language, for instance, includes a specific word to describe the phenomenon for a volcano detonating beneath a glacier and triggering a flash flood. And now climate change may be setting a new geological domino effect in motion, by melting some of those glaciers and increasing the chances of an eruption.

The Wolf volcano spews smoke and lava on Isabela Island, May 25.

Galapagos islands’ Wolf volcano erupts — rare pink iguanas not in danger


Wolf volcano on the Galapagos Islands erupted Monday — the first time in 33 years. The island is home to pink iguanas, the only place on Earth the species is found. But authorities say the local population and the iguanas are not in immediate danger.