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November 27, 2014
Hawaii lava flow reaches home, threatens town
Los Angeles (AFP) Oct 28, 2014
Red-hot lava from a slow-erupting volcano has reached a home on Hawaii's Big Island and is threatening an entire town, emergency officials said Tuesday. The lava flow from the Kilauea volcano, burning everything in its path, had advanced some 90 yards (82 meters) in the past 24 hours towards the town of Pahoa, on the eastern tip of the island, officials said. "The flow front is currently moving in a northeast direction and has entered a private residential property," said the County of Hawaii's ... read more

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Powerful earthquake sparks panic in Indonesia
A powerful undersea earthquake rocked eastern Indonesia on Wednesday, causing fresh panic in an area that has been hit by a series of strong tremors in recent days. ... more
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Ash clouds can cross Atlantic Ocean
Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have led the discovery of a volcanic ash cloud that travelled from Alaska to Northern Ireland and beyond - overturning previously held assumptions about how ... more
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Busy Pacific, light Atlantic hurricane season draws to end
Hurricane season ends Sunday, and while the Atlantic had a particularly tranquil spell, the Pacific was at its most active in two decades, US meteorologists said. ... more
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5.6-magnitude quake hits China's Sichuan province: USGS
A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck China's southwestern province of Sichuan on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said. ... more
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ZEUS, a device developed by the Met Office and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to improve our understanding of atmospheric volcanic ash distribution, is to be fitted to a British Air ... more
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Morocco flash floods kill at least 32
The death toll from three days of what residents described as the heaviest storms to hit southern Morocco in decades has climbed to at least 32, authorities said on Monday. ... more
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Death toll rises to four after China earthquake: Xinhua
The death toll from a 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck a remote part of China's southwest rose to four on Sunday, as media reported the injured have all been successfully rescued. ... more
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A rare eruption of Cape Verde volcano Pico do Fogo, its biggest in decades, caused the closure of the airport and evacuation of local residents, officials told state radio on Sunday. ... more
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Small volcanoes could slow global warming: study
Small volcanic eruptions could be slowing global warming by spewing sulfur aerosols that reach the upper atmosphere and reflect sunlight away from the Earth, US scientists said Tuesday. ... more
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Tsunami alert sparks panic in Indonesia
A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocked the Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia Saturday, sparking a tsunami warning and causing panicked people to flee their homes. ... more
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Three dead, nine injured as tremor hits Czech mine
Three miners died and nine were injured after a strong tremor hit a coal mine in the northeastern Czech Republic on Friday, the private company running the facility said. ... more
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Italy quake experts win appeal in 'science on trial' case
Seven Italian scientists who faced jail for failing to predict a deadly 2009 earthquake were cleared Monday of manslaughter convictions that had sparked international outrage ... more
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A geologist in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences has demonstrated that earthquakes--not climate change, as previously thought--affect the rate of landslides in Peru. The findi ... more
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US lawmaker gets reservist call-up -- for volcano duty
She might be a US congresswoman, but Tulsi Gabbard is also a reservist in the National Guard, which placed her on active duty to help with a volcanic eruption in her native Hawaii. ... more
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Small islands may amplify tsunamis: study
Small islands, long thought to be natural tsunami barriers for coast-dwellers, may in fact amplify the waves they are supposed to break, researchers warned Wednesday. ... more
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Costa Rica on alert after volcano spews ash toward capital
Costa Rican authorities issued an emergency alert on Thursday after ash from the erupting Turrialba volcano reached the capital San Jose and beyond. ... more
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Upgrading infrastructure could reduce flood damage
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India shifts thousands ahead of cyclone, Pakistan on alert
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