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Taal volcano: thousands flee after eruption in Philippines

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Thousands of people fled their homes near a Philippine volcano after an eruption sent ash and steam hundreds of metres into the sky. Taal volcano, which sits in a picturesque lake south of Manila, exploded with a “sho...

Tonga volcano: drinking water is priority as aid begins to arrive for stricken nation

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Tonga’s government said drinking water was the priority as the clean-up continued a week after a devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami. A national emergency team had already distributed 60,000 litres of water to r...

Peru demands compensation for disastrous oil spill caused by Tonga volcano

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Peru has demanded compensation from the Spanish oil giant Repsol after freak waves from a volcanic eruption near Tonga caused an oil spill described as the worst ecological disaster to hit the South American country i...

Leaked New Zealand military photos show scale of damage caused by Tonga volcano eruption

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Aerial images prepared by the New Zealand defence force for the Tongan government have been leaked online and show some areas have had “catastrophic” devastation inflicted by the tsunami and volcanic eruption while ot...

Tonga volcano: first pictures after eruption show islands blanketed in ash, as two deaths confirmed

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Some of the first images have emerged from Tonga’s volcano and tsunami-hit islands, after a New Zealand defence force surveillance flight returned from the cut-off country, as two deaths from the disaster have been co...

Tonga volcano: distress signal detected in low-lying islands after eruption, as first death reported

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A distress signal has been detected in an isolated, low-lying group of Tongan islands after Saturday’s huge volcanic eruption, even as most external communications remain down, and diaspora families anxiously await ne...

Tonga volcano: smoke and lightning seen before eruption that caused tsunami – video

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Australia and New Zealand have sent surveillance flights to Tonga after the eruption of an underwater volcano that triggered a tsunami. In dramatic footage, the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcano could be seen erupting...

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...

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...

Galápagos islands volcano erupts spewing lava and clouds of ash

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The tallest mountain in the Galápagos islands has erupted, spewing lava down its flanks and clouds of ash over the Pacific Ocean, according to Ecuador’s Geophysical Institute. A cloud of gas and ash from Wolf Volcano...

‘Tremor is zero’: La Palma volcano may be calming down

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After three months of eruptions, earthquakes and evacuations, scientists are cautiously optimistic that the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Canary island of La Palma may be quietening down. The eruption, which began on 19...

Spanish scientists cautious as La Palma volcano quietens

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A volcano that has been spewing lava in the Canary Islands for almost three months has quietened but scientists warned the lull did not necessarily mean the eruption was over. Experts recorded no seismic activity from...

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...

Indonesia president vows to rebuild after volcano eruption as death toll rises to 34

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Indonesia’s president has visited areas devastated by a powerful volcanic eruption that killed at least 34 people and left thousands homeless, and vowed that communities would be quickly rebuilt. Clouds of hot ash sho...

Mount Semeru volcano: search for survivors suspended amid fresh eruption in Indonesia

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Indonesia’s Mount Semeru spewed more ash on Monday, forcing rescuers to suspend the search for survivors as aerial images showed the extent of the devastation unleashed by the volcano’s deadly weekend eruption. People...

Indonesian Semeru volcano spews huge ash cloud – video

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A sudden eruption from the highest volcano on Indonesia’s most densely populated island of Java left several villages blanketed with falling ash.The eruption was accompanied by a thunderstorm that spread lava and smou...

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