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Iceland volcano: eruption under way in Fagradalsfjall near Reykjavik

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A volcano has erupted in Iceland about 40km (25 miles) from the capital Reykjavik, the Icelandic meteorological office has said, as a red cloud lit up the night sky and a no-fly zone was established in the area. “Volc...

Iceland volcano: eruption under way on mountain near Reykjavik – video report

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A volcanic eruption began in south-west Iceland near the capital, Reykjavik, on Friday. More than 40,000 earthquakes have occurred on the peninsula in the past four weeks, a huge jump from the 1,000-3,000 registered e...

St Vincent orders evacuations as volcanic eruption appears imminent

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The Caribbean island of St Vincent has declared a red alert and issued an evacuation order after seismologists warned that the La Soufrière volcano shows signs of an imminent eruption. The prime minister, Ralph Gonsal...

St Vincent rocked by explosive eruption of La Soufrière volcano

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The Caribbean island of St Vincent has been rocked by an explosive eruption of La Soufrière volcano, a day after declared a red alert and issued an evacuation order. The country’s National Emergency Management Organis...

Streets coated with ash after Caribbean volcano eruption – video

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Video from Georgetown, a community several kilometres away from La Soufrière volcano on the Caribbean island of St Vincent, shows buildings blanketed in a layer of ash after the volcano spectacularly erupted after dec...

Undersea volcanic eruption creates new Japanese island

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The 6,000-plus islands that make up the Japanese archipelago have a new addition, after scientists said an undersea volcanic eruption 1,200km (745 miles) south of Tokyo had created a new landmass. The island was forme...

Lava fills swimming pool as La Palma eruption continues – video

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Drone footage captures the moment boiling lava seeps into a swimming pool on the Canary island of La Palma, as volcanic eruptions continue on the Spanish island forcing thousands to be evacuated. The island had been o...

‘Sensational’: skeleton buried in Vesuvius eruption found at Herculaneum

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The partially mutilated remains of a man buried by the AD79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius at Herculaneum, the ancient Roman town close to Pompeii, have been discovered in what Italy’s culture minister described as a “sen...

Drone search widens for dogs trapped by La Palma eruption

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Drone operators on the Canary island of La Palma have launched a high-stakes effort to search for and retrieve at least four dogs who have been stranded for weeks by the continuing volcanic eruption. The eruption – wh...

Drone footage reveals damage from Indonesia’s Mount Semeru volcano eruption – video

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Drone footage has captured some of the devastation following the eruption of Mount Semeru on the Indonesian island of Java. Dozens of people have been killed and thousands remain displaced. The volcano continues to sp...

Iceland’s volcanic eruption outside Reykjavik officially over

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Authorities in Iceland have officially declared the country’s longest volcanic eruption in 50 years over. The spectacle drew hundreds of thousands of tourists to witness its lava flows. “It’s been three months since l...

Tsunami hits Tonga after underwater volcanic eruption

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People have been forced to flee their homes, and streets and buildings have flooded, as tsunami waves crashed into Tonga’s main island of Tongatapu, following a huge underwater volcano explosion. The eruption at 0410 ...

Tonga underwater volcanic eruption creates tsunami waves – video

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Tsunami waves caused by an underwater volcano have hit Tonga’s capital and the capital of American Samoa. The eruption at 0410 GMT on Friday of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai underwater volcano, located about 65km (40 ...

Tsunami warnings in South Pacific, Australia and US west coast after Tonga eruption

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Tsunami warnings were issued for several South Pacific countries, the east coast of Australia, western Alaska and along the California-Mexico border, after the eruption of an underwater volcano on Saturday. Waves were...

Tsunami from Tonga volcano eruption leaves trail of flood damage

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Tsunami waves caused by an undersea volcano have flooded the Pacific Island country of Tonga, where entire towns have been inundated with water and scientists warn the main island could be blanketed in volcanic ash. V...

Australian minister says Tonga suffered ‘significant damage’ following volcano eruption

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Australia’s minister for the Pacific, Zed Seselja, says initial reports suggest no mass casualties in Tonga following the eruption of a volcano that triggered a tsunami, but Australian police have visited beaches with...

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