Volcanic eruptions

Debris littered a property badly damaged by a tsunami in Carita, Indonesia, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. The tsunami occurred after the eruption of a volcano around Indonesia's Sunda Strait during a busy holiday weekend, sending water crashing ashore and sweeping away hotels, hundreds of houses and people attending a beach concert. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago)
December 23, 2018 - 2:55 pm
CARITA BEACH, Indonesia (AP) — The deadly tsunami struck in the dark, without warning. At least 222 people were killed as waves smashed into houses, hotels and other beachside buildings Saturday night along Indonesia's Sunda Strait, in a disaster that followed an eruption and possible landslide on...
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A man inspects his house damaged by a tsunami in Carita, Indonesia, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. The tsunami occurred after the eruption of a volcano around Indonesia's Sunda Strait during a busy holiday weekend, sending water crashing ashore and sweeping away hotels, hundreds of houses and people attending a beach concert. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
December 23, 2018 - 3:29 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on a tsunami that hit the coast around Indonesia's Sunda Strait (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Pope Francis has prayed for the dead, the missing and the homeless in the tsunami that struck Indonesia. Francis told tourists and pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2011, file photo, shows Mount Soputan seen from Tombatu village in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Mount Soputan, located on the northern part of Sulawesi island, erupted twice Sunday morning, Dec. 16, 2018, according to the national disaster agency's spokesman, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. (AP Photo/Grace Wakary, File)
December 16, 2018 - 12:59 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano in central Indonesia has erupted, ejecting columns of thick ash as high as 7,500 meters (24,606 feet) into the sky. Mount Soputan, located on the northern part of Sulawesi island, erupted twice Sunday morning, said the national disaster agency's spokesman, Sutopo...
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A black ash cloud from Alaska's Mount Veniaminof passes the community of Perryville, Alaska, on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. Alaska Volcano Observatory scientists said the overnight ash emissions from Mount Veniaminof generated an ash plume that drifted more than 150 miles (241 kilometers) to the southeast. (Victoria Tague via AP)
November 21, 2018 - 1:52 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An active Alaska volcano is ramping up, spewing ash emissions nearly 3 miles (5 kilometers) into the air. Alaska Volcano Observatory scientists said Wednesday that overnight ash emissions from Mount Veniaminof (VEN'-ee-ah-mean-off) generated an ash plume that drifted more...
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In this image taken with a long exposure, the Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, spews hot molten lava from its crater in Antigua, Guatemala, early Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Disaster coordination authorities have asked eight communities in Guatemala to evacuate and go to safe areas after an increased eruption of the Volcano of Fire. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
November 18, 2018 - 11:03 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Disaster coordination authorities have asked 10 communities in Guatemala to evacuate and go to safe areas after an increased eruption of the Volcano of Fire. The 10 communities have at least 2,000 residents, but each community will decide if they evacuate or not. Antigua al...
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A giant plume of volcanic ash rises from Mount Soputan, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in the town of Tomohon, Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia. The volcano erupted Wednesday morning on the same central Indonesian island as an earlier earthquake and authorities warned planes about volcanic ash in the air. (AP Photo/Hetty Andih)
October 03, 2018 - 2:18 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano erupted Wednesday on the same central Indonesian island struck last week by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, and authorities warned planes about volcanic ash in the air. Mount Soputan on Sulawesi island spewed a massive column of ash more than 6,000 meters (19,...
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A child injured in an earthquake recovers at a makeshift hospital in Palu, Central Sulawesi Indonesia, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Aid was slowly making its way into areas devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that struck a central Indonesian island, with one neighborhood's residents clapping, cheering and high-fiving in their excitement Wednesday at seeing a stopped truck laden with supplies. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
October 03, 2018 - 1:00 am
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — For some who survived the massive earthquake and tsunami on Indonesia's Sulawesi island last week, the memories and the horror from a disaster that has left more than 1,400 people dead are both hard to erase and understand. Nature simply unleashed its fury on them. Furniture...
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A police K9 unit continues to search for victims in the wreckage following earthquakes and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi Indonesia, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Aid was slowly making its way into areas devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that struck a central Indonesian island, with one neighborhood's residents clapping, cheering and high-fiving in their excitement Wednesday at seeing a stopped truck laden with supplies. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
October 02, 2018 - 11:39 pm
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia (all times local): 2 p.m. A volcano has erupted on the same central Indonesian island as the devastating earthquake last week. Mount Soputan in North Sulawesi province spewed ash 6,000 meters (19,700 feet) into the sky...
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FILE - This March 25, 2015 file photo shows a plume of ash and steam rising from the crater of the Popocatepetl volcano, seen from the town of San Nicolas de los Ranchos, Mexico. The National Center for Disaster Prevention warned Mexicans on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, to stay away from the volcano after activity picked up in the crater and it registered 183 emissions of gas and ash over 24 hours. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
September 29, 2018 - 12:11 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Ash spewing from the Popocatepetl volcano has reached the southern neighborhoods of Mexico's capital. The National Center for Disaster Prevention warned Mexicans on Saturday to stay away from the volcano after activity picked up in the crater and it registered 183 emissions of...
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In this Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, photo released by the National Park Service, park rangers hoist a flag on the first day Hawaii Volcanoes National Park reopened after volcanic activity forced the park to close for more than four months in Hawaii. (Janice Wei/National Park Service via AP)
September 22, 2018 - 8:14 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its landscape. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials said there were no...
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