Volcanoes

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 - 7:03 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 - 4:00 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 03, 2018 - 2:39 am
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 - 3:11 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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September 24, 2018 - 1:50 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Tax authorities say they have used surveillance drones in Greece for the first time to spot violations on Santorini, where tourists were allegedly being taken on boat tours of the island's sea-filled volcanic crater without getting receipts. Greece's Independent Authority for...
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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 - 11:29 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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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, second from right, and his wife Kim Jung-sook, right, stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from left, and his wife Ri Sol Ju on the Mount Paektu in North Korea, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 8:29 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A beaming South Korean President Moon Jae-in, freshly returned home Thursday from a whirlwind three-day summit with Kim Jong Un, said the North Korean leader wants the U.S. secretary of state to visit Pyongyang soon for nuclear talks, and also hopes for a quick follow-up...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in listens to a question during a press conference after returning from North Korea at the main press center in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. The leaders of the rival Koreas took to the road for the final day of their summit Thursday, standing on the peak of a beautiful volcano considered sacred in the North and a centerpiece of propaganda used to legitimize the Kim family's rule, their hands clasped and raised in a pose of triumph. Their trip to the mountain on the North Korean-Chinese border, and the striking photo-op that will resonate in both Koreas, followed a day of wide-ranging agreements they trumpeted as a major step toward peace.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
September 20, 2018 - 6:40 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 7:30 p.m. South Korea's president says he will discuss with President Donald Trump next week the issue of a declaration ending the 1950-53 Korean War...
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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2018, file photo, North Korean soldiers adjust their hats before posing for a photo on a viewing platform overlooking the caldera of Mount Paektu in North Korea. There is no more sacred a place in North Korea than Mount Paektu. The still active volcano, site of one the most violent eruptions in history, is considered to be the spiritual epicenter of the North Korean revolution. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
September 20, 2018 - 12:36 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — There is no more sacred place in North Korea than Mount Paektu — and getting South Korean President Moon Jae-in to such a spot is a propaganda coup unlike any other. The still active volcano, site of one the most violent eruptions in history, is considered not only to...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un raise their hands after watching the mass games performance of "The Glorious Country" at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 9:44 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The two Korean leaders took to the road for the final day of their summit Thursday, heading to a beautiful volcano considered sacred in the North and used in its propaganda to legitimize the Kims' three generations of rule. Their trip followed a day of wide-ranging...
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