• Philippines Oct 29, 2019

    Strong Quake Jolts Southern Philippines; 1 Dead, Dozens Hurt

    A powerful earthquake shook the southern Philippines on Tuesday, killing one person, injuring dozens and sending people dashing out of homes and buildings in a region still recovering from recent strong quakes. The 6.6 magnitude earthquake was caused by movement in a local fault about 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) deep about 25 kilometers northeast of Tulunan town in Cotabato province,...

  • Twitter Jul 7, 2019

    Indonesia Issues Tsunami Warning After Molucca Sea Quake

    Indonesian authorities issued a tsunami warning after a strong earthquake struck late Sunday night in the Molucca Sea between North Sulawesi and the Maluku archipelago. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.9 quake was centered 185 kilometers (115 miles) southeast of Manado at a depth of 24 kilometers (15 miles). A graphic posted on Twitter by Indonesia’s geophysics agency...

  • United States May 15, 2019

    Powerful Quake Rattles Papua New Guinea, No Injury Reports

    A powerful earthquake rattled coastal townships in Papua New Guinea late Tuesday and authorities say there have been no initial reports of major damage or injuries. The magnitude 7.5 quake struck in the ocean about 28 miles northeast of Kokopo, a town with a population of about 26,000, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was followed by several large...

  • Associated Press Dec 5, 2018

    Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake Strikes in Pacific Near New Caledonia

    A powerful earthquake that struck in the southern Pacific Ocean on Wednesday sent jitters around the region after authorities warned of possible tsunamis, but there were no initial reports of destructive waves or major damage. The magnitude 7.5 quake hit in the afternoon near the French territory of New Caledonia at a shallow depth, where earthquakes are generally more damaging....

  • The Associated Press Oct 3, 2018

    Over 800 Dead in Indonesia Quake and Tsunami; Toll May Rise

    Rescuers struggled Sunday to reach victims in several large coastal towns in Indonesia that were hit by an earthquake and tsunami, and authorities feared that the toll of more than 800 confirmed dead would rise. With the area largely cut off by damaged roads and downed communications lines, military and commercial aircraft were delivering some aid and supplies to the...

  • spokesman Aug 20, 2018

    Quake Swarm Jolts Stricken Indonesian Islands, Killing at Least 12

    Multiple strong earthquakes killed at least a dozen people on the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Sumbawa as the region was trying to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people. A shallow magnitude 6.9 quake that hit about 10 p.m. was one of several powerful earthquakes Sunday in the northeast of Lombok that also caused...

  • spokesman Aug 9, 2018

    Indonesian Island Hit by 3rd Strong Earthquake as Death Toll Tops 300

    The Indonesian island of Lombok was shaken by a third big earthquake in little more than a week Thursday as the official death toll from the most powerful of the quakes topped 300. The strong aftershock, measured at magnitude 5.9 by the U.S. Geological Survey, caused panic, damage to buildings, landslides and injuries. It was centered in the northwest of...

  • spokesman Aug 9, 2018

    Indonesia Quake Deaths Top 130, Aid Effort Intensifies

    Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after an earthquake that killed at least 131 people as rescuers Wednesday doubled down on efforts to find those buried in the rubble. Volunteers and rescue personnel were erecting more temporary shelters for the tens of thousands left homeless on Lombok by the magnitude 7.0 quake on Sunday evening. Water,...

  • spokesman Jul 29, 2018

    Indonesian Earthquake Kills at Least 14, Injures More Than 150

    A strong and shallow earthquake early Sunday killed at least 14 people and injured more than 160 on Indonesia’s Lombok island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali, officials said. The quake damaged more than 1,000 houses and was felt in a wider area, including on Bali, where no damage or casualties were reported. The U.S. Geological Survey said the...

  • Australia Mar 19, 2018

    Indonesia's Sinabung Volcano Unleashes Towering Ash Column

    Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes on Monday. There were no fatalities or injuries from the morning eruption, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said. The volcano, one of three currently erupting in Indonesia, was dormant for four...

  • Philippines Jan 24, 2018

    Philippine Volcano Spreads Lava Almost 2 Miles From Crater

    Lava fountaining regularly from the Philippines’ most active volcano has flowed almost 2 miles from the crater in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption. Mount Mayon has spewed lava up to 2,000 feet high at times Tuesday and early Wednesday and its ash plumes stretched up to 3 miles above the crater. Lava flows in two gullies had advanced down...

  • Philippines Jan 23, 2018

    Thousands Flee Philippines Volcano Eruption

    The Philippines’ most active volcano continued to spew fountains of red-hot lava and massive ash plumes on Tuesday. Lava from Mount Mayon shot up more than 2,000 feet while ash rose close to two miles. About 56,000 people have fled the area.

  • Philippines Jan 22, 2018

    Philippine Volcano Explodes, Authorities Raise Alert Level

    The Philippines’ most active volcano exploded thunderously Monday, sending a huge gray column of lava fragments, ash and steam into the sky and prompting authorities to warn that a violent eruption may be imminent. The noontime explosion sent superheated lava, molten rocks and steam cascading down Mount Mayon’s slopes and shrouded nearby villages in darkness, said Renato Solidum of the...

  • Indonesia Sep 27, 2017

    Fearing Imminent Eruption of Bali Volcano, Thousands Flee as Tremors Intensify

    The exodus from a menacing volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali is nearing 100,000 people, a disaster official said Wednesday, as hundreds of tremors from the mountain are recorded daily. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said more than 96,000 people have now fled the area around Mount Agung in the northeast of the island. Villagers began leaving in...

  • Philippines Apr 29, 2017

    Powerful Quake Rouses People From Sleep in South Philippines

    Philippine officials say a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 has struck off a southern province and prompted a local tsunami warning, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

  • Indonesia Feb 2, 2017

    Giant Lava Stream Explodes into Ocean in Hawaii

    In this Feb. 1, 2017, video, a dramatic and dangerous stream of lava from Kilauea Volcano is pouring out of a sea cliff on Hawaii Island, splashing into the Pacific Ocean below and exploding upon impact.

  • United States Dec 7, 2016

    Frantic Rescue Underway in Indonesia as Quake Kills Scores

    A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province early Wednesday, killing nearly 100 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings. Maj. Gen. Tatang Sulaiman, chief of the army in Aceh province, said at least 97 died while four people were pulled from the rubble alive. Another four or five are known...

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