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Alaska Earthquake
AP Photo/Mike Dinneen
December 01, 2018 - 6:32 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Chris Riekena was driving his 7-year-old son to school when his car started acting up. As he pulled over, he realized the problem wasn't his car — it was a huge earthquake. Riekena turned around to calm his son in the back seat and when he looked forward again, the road...
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Lophelia Samples Atlantic Coral Reef
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
August 28, 2018 - 8:48 am
By Lauren Landrum, CNN (CNN) -- If you think Charleston, South Carolina, has plenty of history within its pre-Colonial grounds, just look at what's been hiding 160 miles off the city's coast for thousands of years: a giant deep-sea coral reef system. The chief scientist who helped make the...
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A girl injured in an earthquake is treated in Mataram, Lombok, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. The Indonesian island of Lombok was shaken by a third big earthquake in little more than a week Thursday.
AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati
August 09, 2018 - 8:24 am
By Andi Jatmiko, Associated Press TANJUNG, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian island of Lombok was shaken by a third big earthquake in little more than a week Thursday as the official death toll from the most powerful of the quakes topped 300. The strong aftershock, measured at magnitude 5.9 by the U...
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Patients are evacuated outside a hospital, following an earthquake in Bali, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018.
AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati
August 06, 2018 - 7:02 am
By Ros Idin and Niniek Karmini, Associated Press MATARAM, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful earthquake flattened houses and toppled bridges on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing at least 98 people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities said Monday that rescuers still hadn't reached...
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(Indonesia's Disaster Mitigation Agency via AP)
July 29, 2018 - 12:38 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A shallow, magnitude 6.4 earthquake early Sunday killed at least 10 people and injured 40 on Indonesia's Lombok Island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali, officials said. The quake damaged dozens of single-story houses and taller buildings and was felt in a wider...
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Most of the Kapoho area including the tide pools is now covered in fresh lava with few properties still intact as the Kilauea Volcano lower east rift zone eruption continues on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii.
AP Photo/LE Baskow
June 07, 2018 - 11:16 pm
By Caleb Jones, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from the Kilauea volcano that flowed into Kapoho Bay has created nearly a mile of new land and officials with the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday the flow is still very active and there's no way to know when the eruption will end or if more...
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 In this May 5, 2018, file photo, lava burns across a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii.
AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File
May 14, 2018 - 8:38 am
By Caleb Jones, Associated Press PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A new fissure in Hawaii's Puna District sent gases and lava exploding into the air, spurring officials to call for more evacuations as residents waited for a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano's summit. Hawaii County Civil Defense issued...
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This Wednesday, May 9, 2018, photo shows an aerial view of the East Rift Zone, along which the Leilani Estates neighborhood sits, from the ongoing Kilauea eruption, as seen from a helicopter flying around Pahoa, Hawaii.
Cindy Ellen Russell/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP
May 11, 2018 - 12:58 pm
By Sophia Yan and Seth Borenstein, Associated Press PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii volcano is threatening to blow its top in coming days or weeks after sputtering lava for a week, forcing about 2,000 people to evacuate, destroying two dozen homes and threatening a geothermal plant. Experts fear...
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lava is shown burning in Leilani Estates subdivision near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island in Hawaii
U.S. Geological Survey via AP
May 04, 2018 - 7:58 am
By Caleb Jones, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — Nearly 1,500 residents were ordered to evacuate from their volcano-side homes after Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano erupted, sending molten lava to chew its way through forest land and bubble up on paved streets. Volcano officials couldn't predict how long...
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