One of the Philippines' most active volcanoes rumbled to life today, spewing room-sized rocks at climbers and killing five climbers.
A Civil Defence official says if Rangitoto erupted, it could be "something nice to look at, rather than a real danger".
Researchers say the volcano which dominates Waitemata Harbour is older and has erupted more often than first thought.
The EU's top court says that low-cost airline Ryanair has to pay compensation to passengers stranded by the 2010 volcano eruption in Iceland.
Tourists on White Island got a rare chance to see the volcano in action today, as rocks and mud were thrown into the air.
A White Island eruption looks increasingly likely, with increased signs of volcanic activity and nearly continuous tremors.
Volcanic earthquakes on White Island have made it more hazardous, and aviation alerts have been upgraded to orange.
The DOC says large numbers of people are continuing to walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, despite the continued closure of part of the track.
GNS Science says White Island’s current eruption episode has now finished.
The Tungurahua volcano in central Ecuador keeps spewing gas, ash and red-hot rock, forcing hundreds to evacuate from their homes.
Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano shot lava a kilometre high and blasted hot rock and gas down its flank.
It's hoped that Mount Tongariro's volcanic activity will encourage tourists to visit the region.
GNS scientists say volcanic activity at Mt Tongariro is low but further eruptions are possible.
One expert called the mountain "not dangerous" just before it erupted.
Tongariro erupted silently, and with no warning, sending a plume of ash shooting into the sky.
Mt Tongariro has again burst into life, sending a 6000m ash plume into the sky.
GeoNet’s camera on Mt Tongariro has captured a series of images of the eruption.
Most of the ash is expected to fall locally but some is likely to drift eastwards.
Mt Tongariro has erupted this afternoon, closing the crossing track and affecting flights.
The Tongariro Alpine Crossing has re-opened today, and according to one tour guide the track is now better than ever.
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