The eruption of Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai volcano could be seen from space and caused 15m-high tsunami waves that destroyed every home on one island.
The woman, an animal shelter operator, was found dead by her husband after being swept away.
Parts of La Palma in Spain's Canary Islands have been blanketed in thick layers of ash following the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano.
Recent volcanic eruptions have created some unusual sights.
Kilauea, the 4,000-foot volcano in Hawaii, began glowing Wednesday afternoon. Locals are still recovering from its last eruption in 2018.
Around 5,000 people have been evacuated following the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano in the Canary Islands.
Eruptions at key locations could be catastrophic for critical infrastructure—destabilizing trade and currencies, and triggering mass migrations.
The observatory near Mount Nyiragongo was not able to make measurements for months before dozens were killed last week, after the World Bank cut funding.
The city of Goma was spared the worst of the lava flow, but hundreds of homes are still thought to have been destroyed after Mount Nyiragongo erupted in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Even if we can't capture their energy, these powerful eruptions can teach us about how life may have formed on Earth.
What do you do if a volcano near the country's capital erupts for the first time in nearly 1,000 years? Vibe, duh.
Drone operator Björn Steinbekk told VICE World News his drone survived 12-13 trips over the Fagradalsfjall volcano.