Indonesia volcano kills 14 with many more missing

Rescuers were searching for survivors on Sunday, 5 December on the slopes of the highest volcano on Indonesia’s island of Java after it was rocked by an eruption that killed at least 14 people, as smouldering debris and thick mud…

Japanese Sakurajima volcano spectacular eruption

The Sakurajima volcano Sakurajima spectacularly erupted last Friday (5th February, 2016), near Sendai the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, and the largest city in the Tōhoku region. The Sakurajima volcano is also about 50 kilometres from a nuclear plant. The…

Risk to our Cities from Catastrophic Volcanic Eruption

The small but persistent eruption of Raung Volcano, Java, had severe economic consequences throughout July and August 2015, impacting the Balinese travel industry and disrupting the international movement of goods and services. The highest eruption plumes reported by the Darwin…

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