Pacific quake sets off tsunami, threat lifts in New Zealand

One of the strongest earthquakes to hit the South Pacific in modern history triggered tsunami warnings across the ocean and forced thousands of people in New Zealand to evacuate By NICK PERRY Associated Press March 5, 2021, 2:12 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WELLINGTON, New Zealand — One […]

Alert level raised after explosion at remote Alaska volcano

Officials at the Alaska Volcano Observatory have raised the alert level after a small explosion was recorded at a remote volcano ByThe Associated Press March 4, 2021, 9:37 PM • 2 min read ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A small explosion was recorded Thursday at a remote volcano on the Alaska Peninsula, prompting officials to raise the […]

Explainer: Mount Etna puts on its latest spectacular show

Mount Etna, the volcano that towers over eastern Sicily, evokes superlatives By FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press February 25, 2021, 4:11 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ROME — Mount Etna, the volcano that towers over eastern Sicily, evokes superlatives. It is Europe’s most active volcano and also the continent’s […]

Mt Etna’s latest eruptions awe even those who study volcanos

Europe’s most active volcano has awed even seasoned volcanologists in recent days with spectacular spurts of lava lighting up the Sicilian sky ByThe Associated Press February 23, 2021, 2:21 PM • 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ROME — Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, has awed even seasoned volcanologists in […]

Fukushima nuclear plant operator: Seismometers were broken

The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant says two seismometers at one of its three melted reactors have been out of order since last year and did not collect data when a powerful earthquake struck the area earlier this month By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press February 22, 2021, 3:23 PM • 3 min […]

Water leaks indicate new damage at Fukushima nuclear plant

The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant says cooling water levels have fallen in two of its reactors since a powerful earthquake hit the area last weekend, indicating possible additional damage By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press February 19, 2021, 1:37 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TOKYO — […]

Sicilian village cleans up ash, stones from Mt Etna eruption

Residents and municipal teams have spent the day cleaning up a Sicilian village near Mount Etna after Europe’s most active volcano spewed lava, ashes and volcanic stones ByThe Associated Press February 17, 2021, 8:24 PM • 2 min read PEDARA, Sicily — Residents and municipal teams worked Wednesday to clean up a Sicilian village near […]

Undersea 7.7 quake in South Pacific sets off small tsunami

Small tsunami waves were detected in South Pacific islands after an undersea earthquake early Thursday ByThe Associated Press February 11, 2021, 1:28 AM • 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Small tsunami waves were detected in South Pacific islands after an undersea earthquake early Thursday morning. Waves […]

Audit raises concerns about wildfire risks at US nuclear lab

An audit says one of the nation’s premier nuclear laboratories isn’t taking the necessary precautions to guard against wildfires By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press February 10, 2021, 8:08 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — One of the nation’s premier nuclear laboratories isn’t taking the necessary […]