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St. Vincent volcano erupts twice in Caribbean amid evacuation

St. Vincent volcano erupts twice in Caribbean amid evacuation

World
April 9 (UPI) -- A volcano on the southeastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent erupted twice Friday, hours after displaying increased seismic activity and prompting a mass evacuation of residents and visitors. St. Vincent is the largest of a chain of islands in the Lesser Antilles that make up the country St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The country's National Emergency Management Organization announced the eruption of La Soufriere volcano. Advertisement The agency tweeted that the volcano erupted four days shy of the 42nd anniversary of its 1979 explosion and that ash plumes Friday reached 20,000 feet and blew eastward. The second eruption was smaller than the first. St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves issued an evacuation order on Thursday for those in the "red ...
Volcano erupts near Manila; airport shut, villagers flee

Volcano erupts near Manila; airport shut, villagers flee

Technology
A small volcano near the Philippine capital that draws many tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake has erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam, prompting thousands of people to flee and officials to shut Manila’s international airportBy AARON FAVILA and JIM GOMEZ Associated PressJanuary 12, 2020, 2:30 PM4 min readTAGAYTAY, Philippines -- A small volcano near the Philippine capital that draws many tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam Sunday, prompting thousands of people to flee and officials to shut Manila’s international airport. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said Taal Volcano in Batangas province south of Manila blasted steam, ash and pebbles up to 10 to 15 kilometers (6 to 9 miles) into the s...
New Zealand volcano erupts: Five killed and several tourists missing

New Zealand volcano erupts: Five killed and several tourists missing

World
By Alison Chung, Alix Culbertson and Chris Robertson, news reporters At least five people have died after a volcano erupted in New Zealand.Police say the number of people who are unaccounted for following the eruption on White Island is in double figures - but the rescue operation has been suspended because it is too dangerous to search the area. Approximately 50 people, New Zealanders and foreign tourists among them, were feared to have been nearby when the eruption happened at 2.11pm local time on Monday (1.11am UK time). Image: The GeoNet agency said a moderate volcanic eruption had occurred at around 2.11pm. Pic: GeoNet Image: A we...
‘One dead’ as volcano unexpectedly erupts on Italian island

‘One dead’ as volcano unexpectedly erupts on Italian island

World
By Yuliya Talmazan, news reporter A volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted on Wednesday, killing one person, according to local officials.The person, believed to be a tourist, was killed by falling stones during a walk, a rescue service official told Reuters. Italian news agency ANSA also quoted the mayor of Lipari, the biggest of the Aeolian Islands off Sicily that Stromboli belongs to, saying that one person was killed. Mayor Marco Giorgianni told ANSA that the victim was a tourist who had trekked up to the summit of the volcano.The unexpected eruption started fires on the western side of the small Mediterranean island and sent plumes of grey smoke into the air. Advertisement ...
Israel-Gaza violence erupts after covert op killings

Israel-Gaza violence erupts after covert op killings

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Violence has flared between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, a day after seven militants and an Israeli soldier were killed during an undercover Israeli operation in Gaza.Militants fired 300 rockets and mortars at Israel. One hit an empty bus, seriously injuring a soldier nearby.Israel responded with strikes on what it said were military targets belonging to Hamas and Islamic Jihad.Three Palestinians, two of them reportedly militants, were killed.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier cut short his visit to Paris for events to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One and returned to Israel to consult with his security chiefs.What happened on Sunday?A Hamas commander and an Israeli soldier were am...