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Drones Bring Food, Water to Dogs Trapped by Volcano

They were stranded by La Palma eruption

(Newser) - Several dogs stranded by the ongoing eruption of a volcano in the Canary Islands have been saved from starvation by drone deliveries. Video from La Palma shows the dogs, trapped in a yard in a mountainous area cut off by lava, opening packages of food and water, reports Reuters . Authorities...

On Hawaii's Big Island, a 'Pretty Unreal' Sight

Eruption of Kilauea volcano is in 'full swing,' per USGS

(Newser) - As an ongoing volcano eruption on the Spanish island of La Palma continues to wreak havoc , the US Geological Survey says another eruption halfway around the world is in "full swing," reports Reuters . Although local media noted that, as of Wednesday night, there was no immediate danger to...

Lava on La Palma Reaches Ocean, Creates Pyramid

Authorities warn of possible toxic gaes

(Newser) - It may be of little solace to La Palma residents whose homes and livelihoods have been destroyed by the ongoing volcanic eruption, but their island is getting bigger. Lava from an eruption that began on the Spanish island 10 days ago has now reached the Atlantic Ocean, creating a pyramid...

'Miracle Home' That Withstood a Volcano's Flow Succumbs

The owners are 'devastated,' but hope to rebuild

(Newser) - Update: Relief has turned to devastation for the owners of a "miracle home" that initially escaped the lava flow that has destroyed more than 600 other homes in the Canary Islands. The home on La Palma owned by retired Danish couple Inge Bergedorf and Ranier Cocq has now been...

Thousands Homeless, Flights Canceled as Ash Spews

'Evolution of the volcanic emergency' continues on Spanish island of La Palma

(Newser) - Flights to and from the Spanish island of La Palma were canceled Saturday because of an ash cloud spewing out of a volcano that has been erupting for a week . La Palma Airport operator Aena said on Twitter that plane traffic was suspended "due to the accumulation of ash"...

Lava Moving 400 Feet an Hour as It Makes Way to the Sea

Lava is still spewing from Sunday’s eruption in the Canary Islands

(Newser) - A wall of lava up to 40 feet high bore down on a Spanish village Wednesday as islanders scrambled to save what they could before the molten rock swallowed up their homes following a volcanic eruption. The lava still spewing from Sunday's eruption in the Canary Islands off northwest...

Europe's Tallest Volcano Is Growing—and Fast

Mount Etna at its tallest recorded height following 50 eruptions in 6 months

(Newser) - Europe's tallest and most active volcano has grown 100 feet in just six months, owing to some 50 eruptions, reaching its tallest height in recorded history, according to a new analysis. For the past 40 years, Mount Etna's tallest peak has been its northeastern crater. But the southeastern...

Lava Flow Sends Thousands Fleeing
Lava Flow Sends
Thousands Fleeing
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Lava Flow Sends Thousands Fleeing

Eruption panics residents but largely spares Congo city devastated in 2002

(Newser) - A volcano eruption in eastern Congo triggered evacuations, with about 8,000 people fleeing to Rwanda, as lava flows neared the major city of Goma. The flows slowed overnight, stopping just before reaching the city of 2 million, officials reported, and the Rwandan emergency agency said the evacuees were going...

'Volcano Caught Us With Our Pants Down, and It's Very Devastating'

After eruption, St. Vincent is running out of water

(Newser) - Leaders of volcano-wracked St. Vincent said Tuesday that water is running short as heavy ash contaminates supplies, and they estimated that the eastern Caribbean island will need hundreds of millions of dollars to recover from the eruption of La Soufriere. Between 16,000 to 20,000 people have been evacuated...

Within Hours of Evacuation Order, Volcano Opens Up

La Soufriere volcano erupts in St. Vincent

(Newser) - A volcano on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent erupted Friday, just hours after the government ordered the mandatory evacuation of an estimated 16,000 people. Erouscilla Joseph, director of the University of the West Indies Seismic Center (UWI-SRC), described a 6-mile high column of ash extending from La Soufriere...

Incredible Drone Footage Captures Iceland Volcano Eruption

Filmmaker says drone did not even appear damaged by its adventure

(Newser) - "Whoa" is really the only word to describe the footage captured by a drone of a volcanic eruption in Iceland. Fagradalsfjall erupted over the weekend for the first time in more than 800 years, CNET reports. Filmmaker Bjorn Steinbekk sent the drone over the 1,263-foot volcano, Newsweek reports....

After More Than 40K Tiny Quakes, an Eruption

Volcano on Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula finally blew on Friday night

(Newser) - They knew it was coming. For weeks, residents in Iceland have been feeling the ground tremble as the island nation was pummeled by tens of thousands of tiny earthquakes , a phenomenon that scientists warned appeared to be a precursor to a volcanic eruption. On Friday night, that eruption took place...

After 17K Earthquakes, Iceland Expects Eruption

'It makes you feel very small and powerless against nature,' Reykjavik resident says

(Newser) - Small earthquakes are nothing new or surprising for Icelanders—but 17,000 of them in a week is enough to rattle them. Scientists say the swarm of quakes suggests Mount Keiler, 20 miles away from Reykjavik, could be about to erupt for the first time since the 12th century, the...

Royal Caribbean Moves to Block Volcano Eruption Suits

On NZ disaster, cruise line says it can only be sued in Australia, not US where it's headquartered

(Newser) - One of the world's largest cruise companies is taking legal action halfway around the world to prevent it from being sued in the US over the deadly volcanic eruption on New Zealand's White Island. Most of the 47 people on the island when it erupted on Dec. 9,...

How 2020 Is Coming to an End: Like This

Kilauea eruption followed a series of earthquakes on Hawaii's Big Island

(Newser) - Because 2020 wouldn't be complete without some Americans dealing with an erupting volcano: The US Geological Survey says the Kilauea volcano, which is located on Hawaii’s Big Island, has erupted following a series of earthquakes in the area. The biggest, which was recorded at magnitude 4.4, hit...

Charges Filed in Deaths of Tourists After Eruption

Organizations, individuals face health and safety accusations after 22 were killed a year ago

(Newser) - "Those who went to the island, did so with the reasonable expectation that there were appropriate systems in place to ensure they made it home healthy and safe," a New Zealand government agency said Monday. Instead, 22 of the 47 people who were on White Island when a...

Bank Warns of Potential Disasters Worse Than Pandemic
Bank Warns of
Potential Disasters
Worse Than Pandemic
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Bank Warns of Potential Disasters Worse Than Pandemic

Deutsche Bank says there is a 1 in 3 chance of a worse catastrophe in the next decade

(Newser) - Financial markets are starting to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic amid promising signs from world economies—but Deutsche Bank doesn't pay its analysts to be optimists. In a report issued Tuesday, those analysts warned that there is a one-in-three chance of an event even more devastating than the pandemic...

40 Years Ago Today, Volcanic Ash Rained Down on Us

Mount St. Helens blew its top on May 18, 1980

(Newser) - The coronavirus outbreak disrupted what had been big plans to mark the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington state. The peak in the Cascade Mountain Range blew its top on May 18, 1980, killing 57 people, blasting more than 1,300 feet off the top...

When the Volcano Blew, Rescuers Rushed In
They Knew Risks, but No One
Thought Volcano Would Blow
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They Knew Risks, but No One Thought Volcano Would Blow

'GQ' has the story of White Island's eruption in New Zealand in 2019

(Newser) - When the volcanic White Island of New Zealand erupted in December , it was a "shock but not a surprise," writes Joshua Hammer at GQ . Volcanologists had been taking note of increased activity for a while, and the four-stage threat level had been raised from 1 to 2. But...

Too Much Rain May Have Triggered Kilauea Eruption
Scientists: We Know Why
Kilauea Got Triggered
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Scientists: We Know Why Kilauea Got Triggered

Theory suggests heavy rain increased pore pressure, but other scientists are doubtful

(Newser) - Climate change could usher in more volcanic eruptions, according to new research focusing on the 2018 Kilauea eruptions in Hawaii. The research published Wednesday in Nature suggests the Kilauea eruptions were triggered by months of extreme rainfall, which included a 24-hour period that set a US record. The idea is...

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