Eruption of Papua New Guinea Volcano Subsides, Though Thick Ash Is Billowing 3 Miles Into the Sky

[ad_1] CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The eruption of Papua New Guinea’s tallest volcano subsided Tuesday, but thick ash still billowed into the sky and coated roofs and palm trees nearby. One of the South Pacific nation’s most active volcanoes, Mount Ulawun erupted on Monday afternoon, spewing ash as high as 15 kilometers (50,000 feet). The … Read more

Japan Weather Agency Says Papua New Guinea Volcano Erupted, Assessing Possible Tsunami Risk to Japan

[ad_1] TOKYO (AP) — A volcano in Papua New Guinea erupted on Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, adding it was assessing a possible risk of a tsunami for the Japanese coasts. Mount Ulawun on the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea erupted at around 3:30 p.m. (0630 GMT) Monday, spewing volcanic smoke … Read more

Residents of Iceland Town Evacuated Over Volcano Told It Will Be Months Before They Can Go Home

[ad_1] REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — People in southwest Iceland remained on edge Saturday, waiting to see whether a volcano rumbling under the Reykjanes Peninsula will erupt. Civil protection authorities said that even if it doesn’t, it’s likely to be months before it is safe for residents evacuated from the danger zone to go home. The … Read more