Hawaii volcano
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May 25, 2020 - 4:02 pm
With two barren peaks that rise only about 170 feet above sea level, the now-extinct Pūhāhonu volcano in the Northwestern Hawaii Islands doesn't look like much. But a new study establishes that Pūhāhonu is actually the largest shield volcano in the world. Read more here.
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Taal Volcano
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January 14, 2020 - 6:46 am
A volcano near the Philippine capital spewed lava into the sky and trembled constantly Tuesday, possibly portending a bigger and more dangerous eruption, as tens of thousands of people fled villages darkened and blanketed by heavy ash. Read more here.
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Aftermath of Philippines volcanic eruption
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January 13, 2020 - 9:46 am
Red-hot lava gushed out of a volcano near the Philippine capital on Monday, as tens of thousands of people fled the area through heavy ash and frightening tremors. Experts warned that the eruption could get worse and plans were being made to evacuate hundreds of thousands more. Read more here.
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Navy helicopter returns to Whakatane Airport
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December 13, 2019 - 1:08 pm
As grieving families sang traditional Maori songs, New Zealand military specialists wearing protective gear landed on a small volcanic island on Friday and recovered six bodies of the 16 people who died in an eruption four days earlier. Read more here.
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Tourists on a boat look at the eruption of the volcano on White Island, New Zealand, on Dec. 9, 2019.
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December 10, 2019 - 10:50 am
Six deaths were confirmed after Monday's eruption of the White Island volcano. Five people died at the time of the blast or soon after, while a sixth person died Tuesday night at an Auckland hospital. Another eight people are believed to have died, with their bodies remaining on the ash-covered...
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This aerial photo shows White Island after its volcanic eruption in New Zealand.
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December 09, 2019 - 6:39 am
A volcano off the New Zealand coast erupted Monday with a towering blast of ash and scalding steam as dozens of tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving eight others missing and feared dead, authorities said. Read more here.
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In this Monday, April 22, 2019 photo, Tisha Montoya and her dog Bebe cut through the lava field that covered much of her property and destroyed her home near Pahoa, Hawaii.
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May 03, 2019 - 11:17 am
By Caleb Jones, Associated Press LEILANI ESTATES, Hawaii (AP) — A year after a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island rained lava and gases in one of its largest and most destructive eruptions in recorded history, people who lost their homes and farms in the disaster are still struggling to return to their...
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People run in panic on a street in Sumur village, Indonesia, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018.
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December 25, 2018 - 12:23 pm
By Niniek Karmini, Associated Press 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...
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A rescue team walks near an audio mixer damaged by a tsunami at Tanjung Lesung beach resorts Indonesia, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018.
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December 24, 2018 - 9:34 pm
TANJUNG LESUNG, Indonesia (AP) — As the white strobe lights flashed hypnotically, the band's lead singer screamed into the crowd: "We are! We are Seventeen! Seventeen!" He then let loose with a long note as the guitarist wailed behind him. Some in the audience clapped as they sat at beachside...
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A tsunami survivor sits on a pice of debris as she salvages items from the location of her house in Sumur, Indonesia, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018.
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December 24, 2018 - 7:02 am
UPDATED: 2:45 p.m. ___ TANJUNG LESUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Body bags were laid out along the shattered coastline as Indonesian authorities stepped up efforts to collect the dead and save the injured Monday in the aftermath of a tsunami that was apparently triggered by a volcanic eruption. The death...
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