FactCheck: beware scary headlines about volcanoes
The Pacific region has seen two high-profile eruptions in recent weeks – but be wary of dramatic headlines about possible catastrophe.
Why is Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano still erupting?
Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano has now claimed more than 70 homes, and belched tens of thousands of tonnes of ash and noxious fumes into the air. Every night, it puts on a spectacular – and terrifying – show with powerful fountains of lava lighting up the sky. After weeks of eruptions and lava flows, there are increased worries…