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Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption

Jan. 16, 2022 00:43 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The tsunami threat around the Pacific from a huge undersea volcanic eruption began to recede Sunday, while the extent of damage to Tonga remained unclear. Satellite images showed the spectacular eruption that took place Saturday evening, with a plume...

Scientists cautious as erupting Spanish volcano falls quiet

Dec. 14, 2021 06:21 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A volcano that has been spewing lava in Spain’s Canary Islands for almost three months fell quiet Tuesday, though scientists warned the lull didn't necessarily mean the eruption is over. Scientists recorded no seismic activity from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La...

Spanish island volcano eruption hits local record of 85 days

Dec. 12, 2021 10:23 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A volcanic eruption in Spain’s Canary Islands shows no sign of ending after 85 days, becoming the island of La Palma’s longest eruption on record Sunday. The eruption has surged and ebbed since it first began spewing lava on Sept. 19. It has since destroyed almost...

Island turns into open-air lab for tech-savvy volcanologists

Dec. 02, 2021 03:23 AM EST

LAS MANCHAS, Canary Islands (AP) — They come with eagle-eyed drones and high-precision instruments. Aided by satellites, they analyze gas emissions and the flows of molten rock. On the ground, they collect everything from the tiniest particles to “lava bombs” the size of watermelons...

EPA fines Hawaii County for missing sewage plan deadline

Nov. 11, 2021 16:12 PM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined Hawaii County $28,500 for failing to develop a plan to replace large capacity cesspools in Kau with a wastewater treatment plant. The EPA required all large capacity cesspools to close by 2005 but a...