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Indonesia landslide leaves 15 dead; 20 still missing

Jan. 1, 2019 7:15 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers recovered six more bodies buried under tons of mud from a landslide that crashed onto a hilly village on Indonesia's main island of Java, bringing the death toll to 15, officials said Tuesday. The landslide that plunged down surrounding hills just before sunset Monday...

Bali volcano shoots new burst of ash; flights unaffected

Dec. 30, 2018 12:14 AM EST

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali shot a new burst of hot ash into the air early Sunday in the latest of the country's several eruptions within a week. Mount Agung erupted for about three minutes, spewing white clouds of smoke and ash more than 700 meters (2,300...

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Dec. 29, 2018 3:32 PM EST

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes eruptions from the Mount Anak Krakatau volcano in Indonesia, ice fishing in...

Anak Krakatau volcano now a quarter of its pre-eruption size

Dec. 29, 2018 1:47 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Scientists say Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano island, which erupted and collapsed a week ago triggering a deadly tsunami, is now only about a quarter of its pre-eruption size. Anak Krakatau now has a volume of 40-70 million cubic meters (1.4 billion-2.4 billion cubic feet) and...

Weather hampers efforts to inspect Indonesia tsunami volcano

Dec. 28, 2018 7:49 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Bad weather and a massive ash column hampered efforts to assess whether Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano island could trigger another deadly tsunami as authorities said Friday the search for victims in the worst-affected province will continue into January. Indonesia's disaster...

Indonesia raises alert, widens danger zone around volcano

Dec. 27, 2018 7:31 PM EST

CARITA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia raised the danger level for an island volcano that triggered a tsunami on the weekend, killing at least 430 people in Sumatra and Java, and widened its no-go zone. The country's volcanology agency on Thursday increased the Anak Krakatau volcano's alert status to the...

Satellite images show collapse of Indonesian island volcano

Dec. 27, 2018 1:23 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Radar data from satellites, converted into images, shows Indonesia's Anak Krakatau island volcano is dramatically smaller following a weekend eruption that triggered a deadly tsunami. Satellite photos aren't available because of cloud cover but radar images from a Japan Aerospace...

Indonesia says avoid coast near volcano, fearing new tsunami

Dec. 26, 2018 10:39 AM EST

CARITA BEACH, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities urged people to avoid the coast in areas where a tsunami killed at least 430 people over the weekend in a fresh warning issued on the anniversary of the catastrophic 2004 Asian earthquake and tsunami. The big waves that followed an eruption on a...

Quake from Mount Etna volcano jolts Sicily, sparks panic

Dec. 26, 2018 8:42 AM EST

ROME (AP) — An earthquake triggered by Mount Etna's eruption jolted eastern Sicily before dawn Wednesday, injuring at least 10 people, damaging churches and houses on the volcano's slopes and prompting panicked villagers to flee their homes. Italy's Civil Protection officials said the quake, which struck...

Indonesia tsunami survivors remain jittery as deaths hit 429

Dec. 25, 2018 1:01 PM EST

SUMUR, Indonesia (AP) — Panicked residents, police and soldiers in this remote fishing village clobbered by a devastating weekend tsunami ran to higher ground Tuesday, shouting "Water is coming! Water is coming!" and reciting verses from the Quran as emergency messages were broadcast over mosque speakers....