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Quake shakes part of east Indonesia, people warned off beach

Jun. 16, 2021 05:04 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A shallow, 5.8 magnitude undersea earthquake shook parts of eastern Indonesia on Wednesday, cracking some walls and sending panicked coastal residents in Maluku province to higher ground. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said...

Thousands return home in east Congo after volcano eruption

Jun. 09, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

GOMA, Congo (AP) — Thousands of people are returning to Goma and a surrounding region in eastern Congo hoping to find their homes still intact weeks after a volcano erupted, but fearing the worst. The eruption on May 22 of Mount Nyiragongo forced tens of thousands of...

Earthquake at underwater Hawaii volcano shakes Big Island

Jun. 03, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — An earthquake at an active deep sea volcano off Hawaii shook the Big Island but didn't appear to have any impact on other nearby volcanoes and no significant damage was reported. The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said the...

Hawaii officials want evacuation plan for Mauna Loa volcano

Jun. 01, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii is creating an emergency evacuation plan for the Big Island in preparation for the next eruption of the largest active volcano on Earth. A state Senate resolution adopted in March asks the state's emergency management division to develop...

Gov't use of Chinese drones in limbo as Congress weighs ban

Jun. 01, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

More than a year after the U.S. Interior Department grounded hundreds of Chinese-made drones it was using to track wildfires and monitor dams, volcanoes and wildlife, it's starting to look like they won't be flying again any time soon — if ever. A measure moving through...

Thousands evacuate Congo's Goma amid renewed volcano threat

May. 27, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

GOMA, Congo (AP) — Tens of thousands of people are fleeing the city of Goma in eastern Congo fearing another volcanic eruption by Mount Nyiragongo, which spewed lava near the city last week. Traffic was jammed and pedestrians streamed through the streets, desperate to escape the impending...

Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano stops erupting after months of lava

May. 26, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano has stopped erupting. The U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory updated the status of the Big Island volcano Wednesday. Kilauea, which had been erupting at its summit crater since December,...

Volcano erupts in Alaska's Aleutian Islands chain

May. 26, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A volcanic eruption in Alaska's Aleutian Islands chain sent an ash cloud into the air that remained visible on satellite images hours later but the threat level after the late Tuesday explosive blast was reduced as activity quieted, the Alaska Volcano Observatory...

Death toll from Congo volcano eruption rises to at least 32

May. 24, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The volcanic eruption in eastern Congo two days ago has killed at least 32 people, officials said Monday as residents searched for missing loved ones amid destroyed homes on the outskirts of the eastern city of Goma where aftershocks were detected. ...

Volcanic eruption, ensuing chaos kill at least 15 in Congo

May. 23, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

GOMA, Congo (AP) — Torrents of lava poured into villages after dark in eastern Congo with little warning, leaving at least 15 people dead amid the chaos and destroying more than 500 homes, officials and survivors said Sunday. The eruption of Mount Nyiragongo on Saturday...