volcano

Sicilian ghost town refuses to die

Half a century ago, the picturesque Sicilian town of Poggioreale was hit by an earthquake that caused most of its citizens to flee for good, even though many buildings remained standing.

At least 168 killed when tsunami hits beaches in Indonesia

A tsunami that hit Pandeglang, Serang and South Lampung, Indonesia, Saturday night, killed at least 168 people and injured at least 745, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, head of public relations at Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency, said on television.

Kilauea may have stopped erupting for first time since 1983

When Hawaii's Kilauea volcano spewed lava this spring and summer, destroying hundreds of homes and sending thousands fleeing, it was just a more dramatic episode of a long-running series: It's been erupting nearly continuously for 35 years.

Volcano erupts in Hawaii

The eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has destroyed more than 450 structures and forced the mass evacuation of a small community.

Lava fills up Hawaiian bay, destroys hundreds of homes

A slow-moving flood of lava destroyed hundreds of homes in the southeast area of Big Island, turning what had been a scenic bay dotted with beach homes, lush greens and turquoise waters, into a dark slab of steam and lava.