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Dead man found buried in Taal Volcano Island

Feb 15, 2020 - 5:16 PM

(UPDATED) A flat boat owner who went to the island to dig up his boat found the man's body buried in the mud, say police

TAAL VOLCANO. White steam rises from the Taal Volcano crater as seen from a Philippine Air Force helicopter during an aerial survey on January 21, 2020. Photo by Ted Aljibe / AFP

Santo Tomas village appeals: Take care of in-house evacuees too

Jan 25, 2020 - 9:04 PM

’Yung barangay dito…kahit hindi kami tiga-rito, tinanggap nila kami ng buong-buo,' says Cherryl Lazara, an evacuee who sought refuge in San Luis, Sto Tomas, Batangas

AID. More than half of evacuees chose to live outside of evacuation centers. Photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

Batangas gov asks Chinese envoy for grant to help in Taal rehab

Jan 19, 2020 - 4:12 PM

Governor Dodo Mandanas says the grant or soft loan is 'relative to projects which are directed towards strengthening our development strategies'

Photo courtesy of Katrin Buted, Batangas Capitol PIO

Central Luzon cops bring P2.5M worth of relief goods to Batangas colleagues

Jan 19, 2020 - 2:22 PM

Rice, bottled water, canned goods, and toiletries were collected through the Police Regional Office 3 and the Association of Chief of Police in the Philippines' initiative dubbed "Lingap para sa kapwa Pulis na biktima ng Bulkang Taal"

Brig. Gen. Rhodel Sermonia (4th from left) and other PRO3 officials hand over to PRO4A director Brig. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr (middle) the relief goods intended for the families of Batangas policemen. Photo courtesy of PRO3 public information office

LIST: Countries offer aid amid Taal Volcano eruption

Jan 17, 2020 - 1:25 PM

(6th UPDATE) Foreign countries offer aid for affected communities as the Taal Volcano unrest persists

DESTROYED. Large fissures wrecked homes, roads, houses, and establishments in Barangay Bangin in Agoncillo, Batangas, on January 15, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Batangas town pushes 'adopt-a-family' scheme for its evacuees

Jan 16, 2020 - 4:35 PM

Mataasnakahoy Vice Mayor Jay Ilagan has appealed to residents of other Batangas towns to host their evacuees

TAAL VOLCANO ERUPTION. Taal Volcano spewsash and smoke. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Air Force

TIMELINE: Taal Volcano eruptions since 1572

Jan 13, 2020 - 1:08 AM

As of January 2020, Taal Volcano has erupted 34 times in 448 years

No more survivors on New Zealand island after volcano eruption

Dec 09, 2019 - 11:35 AM

(5th UPDATE) The New Zealand military is expected to make a pass of the island at first light in the hope that people may have survived against the odds

ERUPTION. This handout photograph courtesy of Michael Schade shows the volcano on New Zealand's White Island spewing steam and ash moments after it erupted on December 9, 2019. Handout photo by Michael Schade/AFP

Italian island Stromboli clears up ash after deadly volcano eruption

Jul 05, 2019 - 9:25 AM

A veil of ash lay atop restaurant terrace tables, boats and parts of the coastline of the tiny island. The dramatic volcanic eruption killer a hiker.

This handout photo obtained from the twitter account of @mariocalabresi shows the eruption of the Stromboli volcano on July 3, 2019 on the Stromboli island, north of Sicily. A volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted dramatically on July 3, reportedly killing a hiker and sending tourists fleeing, but firefighters could not immediately confirm any casualties.  Mario CALABRESI / Twitter account of @mariocalabresi / AFP

Indonesian tsunami volcano lost two-thirds of its height

Dec 29, 2018 - 3:45 PM

The Indonesian volcanology agency estimates the volcano lost between 150 and 180 million cubic metres of material as massive amounts of rock and ash have been slowly sliding into the sea following a series of eruptions

ERUPTION. This picture taken on December 26, 2018 shows the Anak (Child) Krakatoa volcano erupting, as seen from a ship on the Sunda Straits. AFP/STR photo

Indonesia hikes danger level for deadly tsunami volcano

Dec 27, 2018 - 12:32 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Authorities raise the crater's status to high alert, the second-highest danger warning, while aviation officials order flights to be redirected away from the area

ERUPTION. This picture taken on December 26, 2018 shows the Anak (Child) Krakatoa volcano erupting, as seen from a ship on the Sunda Straits. AFP/STR photo

LOOK: Mayon Volcano spews ash, still on Alert Level 2

Dec 27, 2018 - 11:49 AM

Phivolcs says people should not be allowed to enter Mayon's 6-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone and the 7-kilometer radius Extended Danger Zone

ASH. Mayon Volcano spews ash anew on December 27, 2018 at 8:17 am. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

2 ash eruptions from Mayon volcano seen November 26

Nov 26, 2018 - 12:30 PM

The volcano in Albay remains under Alert Level 2, which means 'a moderate level of unrest'

MOUNT MAYON. This photo taken in January 2018 shows the popular Mayon volcano. File photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Guatemala asks U.S. to help its migrants after volcano eruption

Jun 26, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Officials have confirmed the deaths of 112 people as a result of the eruption on June 3, but scores more people remain unaccounted for

FUEGO VOLCANO. Nuns bless the disaster zone during the search for victims of the Fuego Volcano eruption, in the ash-covered village of San Miguel Los Lotes, in Escuintla Department, about 35 km southwest of Guatemala City, on June 11, 2018. File photo by Johan Ordonez/AFP

Hawaii volcano summit erupts, residents urged to take shelter

May 18, 2018 - 8:40 AM

'At any time, activity may again become more explosive, increasing the intensity of ash production and producing ballistic projectiles near the vent,' the Hawaii Volcano Observatory says

KILAUEA. This image released by the US Geological Survey on May 17, 2018 shows lava spattering from an area between fissures 16 and 20 at 8:20 a.m. HST from the Kilauea Volcano on May 16, 2018. AFP PHOTO / US Geological Survey/HO

Major quake hits Hawaii, prompts further volcano eruptions

May 05, 2018 - 8:56 AM

(UPDATED) A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hits Hawaii

Hawaii volcano eruption spews lava into residential areas

May 04, 2018 - 12:04 PM

(2ND UPDATE) Authorities warn of subsequent 'lava inundation,' fire, smoke, and additional earthquakes

EVACUATIONS. In this photo provided by the US Geological Survey, an ash plume rises above the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island on May 3, 2018. AFP PHOTO / US Geological Survey/ Kevan Kamibayashi

DSWD, other agencies send one of largest food assistance to Albay

Feb 28, 2018 - 2:29 PM

Thirty-six trucks of food packs is expected to reach Mayon evacuees on Wednesday, February 28

DOLE allots P60M for emergency employment of Mayon evacuees

Feb 08, 2018 - 9:58 PM

The assistance will be distributed to 10,000 evacuees from 3 cities and 6 municipalities, says Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III

TURNOVER. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on February 8, 2018, hands over the salaries of Mayon evacuees who are beneficiaries of the government's emergency employment program. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Malacañang turns over P75 million for Mayon evacuees

Jan 29, 2018 - 5:48 PM

(2ND UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte assigns Political Adviser Francis Tolentino, who was born in Albay, to coordinate efforts for Mayon evacuees

AID. Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara receives P50 million from Malacañang through  PMS chief in Bicol Amber Mirandilla on January 31 2018. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Malacanang on Charter Change, Mayon Volcano eruption, Roque on Navy frigate deal | Evening wRap

Jan 23, 2018 - 8:20 PM

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LOOK: Mayon ash reaches CamSur, face masks distributed

Jan 23, 2018 - 6:36 AM

Face masks are distributed by the local government to avoid respiratory problems

ASHFALL. Students from Camarines Sur goes back home with face covered on Monday afternoon, January 22, as heavy Mayon ashfall covers the area. Photo grabbed from Facebook/Migz Villafuerte

Solidum: Mayon eruption may not be over

Jan 22, 2018 - 10:36 PM

Here is a list of reminders for the public during and after a volcanic eruption

Photo by Marga Deona/Rappler

Mayon Volcano eruption, Sanofi on Dengvaxia victims, Poe on LTFRB circular | Evening wRap

Jan 22, 2018 - 9:18 PM

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Volcano in southern Japan erupts – weather agency

Feb 05, 2016 - 7:34 PM

The Japan Meteorological Agency says Sakurajima in southern Kagoshima prefecture erupted at 6:56 pm 0956 GMT

ERUPTION. The Japan Meteorological Agency says Sakurajima in southern Kagoshima prefecture erupted at 6:56 pm (0956 GMT) on February 5, 2016. File photo by Hirase at ja.wikipedia

Hundreds evacuate as Mexico's 'Volcano of Fire' erupts

Jul 12, 2015 - 8:20 AM

UPDATED Volcanic activity may wane in the next few weeks but the eruption may also escalate to become the biggest in a century say officials

CLOUD OF ASH. The Volcano of Fire continues to spew ash on Saturday, July 11, 2015. Photo by Hector Guerrero/Agence France-Presse

Mexico's Fire Volcano erupts, hamlet evacuated

Jul 11, 2015 - 1:38 PM

The national civil protection agency evacuates 19 Yerbabeuna hamlet residents

Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts again

May 01, 2015 - 2:04 AM

As predicted the third eruptive pulse at the Calbuco volcano has arrived Red alert the National Geology and Mines Service wrote on its Twitter account

Southern Chile covered in ash after volcano erupts

Apr 25, 2015 - 12:17 AM

Experts warn a 3rd eruption could happen

ERUPTION. General view of the Chilean Calbuco volcano from Puerto Montt, located some 1,000 km south of Santiago de Chile. Photo by EFE/EPA

Legazpi City nominee for Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize

Mar 31, 2015 - 6:19 PM

The prestigious prize honors achievements in creating liveable vibrant and sustainable urban communities

RESILIENT CITY. Legazpi City has overcome natural disasters to become one of the fast rising cities in the country. All photos by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

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

Dramatic Papua New Guinea volcano quietens

Aug 30, 2014 - 2:05 PM

Mount Tavurvur was spewing fragments from its crater and rumbling loudly on Saturday but its activity appeared to be subsiding a seismologist said

Schoolchildren among 14 killed in Indonesia volcano eruption

Feb 01, 2014 - 9:09 PM

2nd UPDATE Over 10 people were found dead in Sukameriah village near Mount Sinabung on the western island of Sumatra

Indonesian volcano erupts 30 times as 20,000 displaced

Jan 04, 2014 - 5:21 PM

Mount Sinabung on the western island of Sumatra sends rivers of lava flowing through an evacuation zone and columns of volcanic cloud up as high as 4 000 meters