Indonesia asks people to avoid coast near erupting volcano

Asia & Pacific 12/25/18, 21:34

Indonesian authorities asked people near an island volcano to avoid the coast while eruptions and weather and sea conditions were being monitored for tsunami risks.A tsunami that followed an eruption of Anak Krakatoa hit communities along the Sunda Strait on Saturday night, killing more than 420 people and displacing thousands. ...

Tsunami set off by volcanic eruption kills 222 in Indonesia

Asia & Pacific 12/23/18, 05:32

A tsunami believed to be triggered by a volcanic eruption killed at least 222 people in Indonesia during a busy holiday weekend, sweeping away hotels, hundreds of houses and a group of people attending a beach concert. More than 800 were reported injured and 28 missing after the tsunami hit around ...

New study explains creation of deadly California ‘firenado’

U.S. 12/05/18, 22:49

A rare fire tornado that raged during this summer's deadly Carr Fire in Northern California was created by a combination of scorching weather, erratic winds and an ice-topped cloud that towered miles into the atmosphere, according to a study announced Wednesday.The churning funnel of smoke and flame killed a firefighter ...

Ash from Alaska volcano prompts aviation warning

U.S. 11/21/18, 16:52

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 than 150 miles (241 kilometers) to the southeast.The community of Perryville is ...

Update: Indonesia says Sulawesi quake caused tsunami

World 09/28/18, 06:37

The Latest on a powerful earthquake that rocked central Sulawesi in Indonesia (all times local):8:10 p.mA spokesman for Indonesia's geophysics agency says a powerful Sulawesi earthquake caused a tsunami, apparently after the agency lifted a tsunami warning.Hary Tirto Djatmiko confirmed to The Associated Press that a tsunami occurred. He said ...

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