Volcanic Eruption News

Philippine Volcano Erupts, Forcing Evacuation of Thousands of Residents

A lock-down is being implemented by police in three towns in the Philippines near an erupting volcano, 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of capital Manila, to prevent residents from returning home as heavy ash fall and tremors continue in the …

PERILS Forms Alliance with CatIQ to Provide Industry Loss Data for Canada

PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry catastrophe insurance data, has announced that it has entered a strategic alliance with Toronto-based Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) to provide industry loss data for Canada via the PERILS Industry Loss …

Ash from Southwest Alaska Volcano Rises 20,000 Feet

A remote and active volcano on Alaska’s Aleutian Islands erupted, sending ash 20,000 feet into the air, scientists said. The U.S. Geological Survey says the Pavlof Volcano, which is about 600 miles southwest of Anchorage and roughly 40 miles from …

Iceland Puts Airlines on High Alert after Volcanic Eruption

Iceland put airlines on the highest level of alert after authorities detected an eruption north of the Bardarbunga volcano. The Icelandic Met Office raised the alert over the site to red and flights have been banned below 5,000 feet, air …

Aon Benfield Launches its 13th Hazards Conference in Australia Next Week

Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc is hosting its 13th Biennial Hazards Conference in Australia next week from the 22nd to the 24th of September with the theme of “Think Outside the Risk.” The …