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Rappler's latest stories on active volcanoes


Dangerous 'laze' forms as Hawaii volcano lava reaches ocean

May 21, 2018 - 4:27 PM

When the hot lava flow hits the water it produces acid fumes known as 'laze' – lava and haze

DANGER. A steam plume rises as lava enters the Pacific Ocean, after flowing to the water from a Kilauea volcano fissure, on Hawaii's Big Island on May 20, 2018 near Pahoa, Hawaii. Photo Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

What to do before, during, and after a volcano eruption

Jun 19, 2016 - 12:13 PM

(UPDATED) This is how the public should prepare, according to Phivolcs and the Office of Civil Defense

Mount Kanlaon erupts anew

Mar 29, 2016 - 7:22 PM

UPDATED It has been barely 3 months since Mount Kanlaon in the province of Negros Oriental last erupted

ACTIVE. Mount Kanlaon in Negros Oriental erupts on March 29, 2016, barely 3 months since its last eruption. Photo courtesy of Jean Amoguis

P171M in aid ready for Bulusan evacuees

Jun 21, 2015 - 3:09 PM

More than 34 000 people are affected by the recent restlessness of Bulusan Volcano

ERUPTION. Mount Bulusan in Sorsogon, one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines, spews steam and ash reaching 200 meters high on May 1, 2015. File photo by EPA

Looking back: When Mount Pinatubo blew its top

Jun 16, 2015 - 11:12 AM

Mount Pinatubo’s eruption on June 15, 1991, is considered the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century. It is also a case study on the importance of preparedness in reducing casualties from natural calamities.

When mountaineers climb active volcanoes

May 16, 2015 - 1:00 PM

The beauty of active volcanoes seduce mountaineers into attempting hazardous feats

Bulusan watch: Managing the unpredictable

May 14, 2015 - 11:37 AM

To establish Permanent Danger Zones is the government s job but to follow them is the public s

FAST FACTS: Mt Bulusan, the PH's 4th most active volcano

May 08, 2015 - 1:14 PM

Did you know that sudden eruptions are common for this volcano?

SUDDEN. Bulusan volcano photos and effects of ash explosion in Irosin town

MAP: Active volcanoes in the Philippines

Feb 07, 2015 - 8:20 PM

Located in the Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire volcanic and seismic activities can occur anytime in the Philippines which has 23 active volcanoes – a number that can still increase according to the country’s volcanologists

Free hotel rooms: Albay couples get privacy amid disaster

Sep 24, 2014 - 7:24 PM

In the cities and towns around Mayon volcano officials are also providing psycho social care to evacuees by bringing in various forms of entertainment

LIFE GOES ON. The women and children stay in evacuation centers while the men return to their homes during the day to guard against looters. Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler