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Search continues for Guatemala volcano survivors: UN

By   /  June 12, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

GENEVA: Efforts are underway to find 200 people, who are unaccounted for, after Fuego Volcano eruption in Guatemala, a UN official said on Tuesday. “Rescue efforts were still continuing as of yesterday despite ongoing volcanic activity that is bringing continued lava flow, toxic gases, hot ash and rocks,” UNHCR’s spokesman Andrej Mahecic said in a news […]

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Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano destroys oceanfront communities

By   /  June 6, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

HONOLULU: Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano destroyed hundreds more homes overnight, overtaking two oceanfront communities where residents were advised to evacuate last week, officials said Tuesday. No injuries were reported as most residents heeded the advice to leave. The latest lost homes were in addition to at least 117 others that were previously reported by […]

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Death toll from Guatemala volcano eruption rises to 25

By   /  June 4, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

GUATEMALA CITY, June 4 (Xinhua) — The death toll from the eruption of a highly active volcano near Guatemala’s capital on Sunday rose to 25, authorities announced. The National Coordination for Disaster Reduction of Guatemala (CONRED) said late Sunday at a press conference that as of 9:00 p.m. local time (0300 GMT Monday) the death […]

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Hawaii volcano destroys 21 homes, spews lava 200 feet in air

By   /  May 7, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

PAHOA, Hawaii: The number of homes destroyed by Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano jumped to 21 Sunday as scientists reported lava spewing more than 200 feet (61 meters) into the air. Some of the more than 1,700 people who evacuated prepared for the possibility they may not return for quite some time. Hawaii officials said the decimated […]

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Thousands flee as Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano eruption hits residential areas

By   /  May 4, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

LOS ANGELES: The US state of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, causing lava to spew out of ground fissures in residential areas and prompting thousands of people to seek shelter. The Pacific island state’s governor David Ige signed an emergency proclamation releasing disaster funds to the Big Island in the eruption’s wake, as local news […]

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No-go warning as Japan volcano erupts for first time in 250 years

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on No-go warning as Japan volcano erupts for first time in 250 years

TOKYO: A volcano in southern Japan erupted for the first time in 250 years on Thursday, spewing steam and ash hundreds of meters into the air, as authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain. “There is a possibility that (Mount Io) will become more active,” said Makoto Saito, an official from the Japan Meteorological […]

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