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Hiker found dead on Mount Hood was likely killed by cougar: Officials

Hiker found dead on Mount Hood was likely killed by cougar: OfficialsThe body of Diana Bober, 55, was found Monday at the bottom of a 200-foot embankment on the famous Oregon mountain's Hunchback Trail, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.



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Japanese and Macedonian climbers die on Mount Everest

Japanese and Macedonian climbers die on Mount EverestKATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Two foreign climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest have died on the world's highest peak, a Nepal mountaineering official said Monday.



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Hawaii volcano eruption latest: Families flee as rivers of lava from Mount Kilauea engulf entire neighbourhoods

Hawaii volcano eruption latest: Families flee as rivers of lava from Mount Kilauea engulf entire neighbourhoodsPeople in Hawaii forced to flee a volcanic eruption that has destroyed dozens of homes and other buildings have taken advantage of a brief respite in its activity to rescue their pets and belongings. Rivers of lava from Kilauea have already accounted for entire neighbourhoods, and those of the 1,700 evacuees from the Leilani Estates neighbourhood on Big Island who returned home during the lull on Sunday and Monday to retrieve animals, medication and important possessions were warned to be prepared to flee at any moment. Residents of a second area, Lanipuna Gardens, were barred from returning home on Monday due to the risk of deadly sulphur dioxide gas.



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Hawaii volcano: Mount Kilauea erupts sending fountains of lava into residential areas

Hawaii volcano: Mount Kilauea erupts sending fountains of lava into residential areasHawaii’s Kilauea volcano has erupted, local officials say, releasing flows of red lava into residential areas and prompting immediate and mandatory evacuations. Residents said they saw “fountains” of lava rising up to 150 feet (45m) into the air, and images shared on social media showed a plume of red ash rising from the volcano’s Puu Oo vent high into the sky over the state’s Big Island. It’s going hard,”resident Ikaika Marzo told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.



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Gazans pitch protest tents on Israel border as tensions mount

Gazans pitch protest tents on Israel border as tensions mountPalestinians in Gaza pitched tents near the volatile border with Israel on Thursday ahead of a six-week protest camp under the gaze of wary Israeli soldiers. The protest is dubbed “The Great March of Return” and has the backing of the Gaza Strip’s Islamist rulers Hamas. It comes amid rising tensions as the United States prepares to move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem.



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Mount Etna slowly 'sliding towards the Mediterranean Sea'  

Mount Etna slowly 'sliding towards the Mediterranean Sea'  Mount Etna, Europe’s largest and most active volcano, is slowly sliding towards the Mediterranean Sea, scientists have observed. The entire 3,350m (11,000ft) stratovolcano, located on the east coast of the Italian island of Sicily, is currently moving downslope at an average rate of 14 mm per year – or 1.4 metres over 100 years. Experts have warned the sliding could eventually lead to greater risk of large scale slope failure, which could trigger landslides, however researchers at The Open University emphasised there is currently no sign of that happening. Dr John Murray, lead author of the paper published in the Bulletin of Volcanology, stressed the minute movement currently posed no danger to life, but warned that monitoring the volcano for more significant changes was crucial. “At the moment there is no cause for concern from the sliding of the volcano towards the sea, the movement is just too small,” Dr Murray told The Telegraph. “However, the possibility of things changing in the future needs to be taken seriously, so it is important to keep monitoring the movement.” At a glance | Deadliest volcanic eruptions The UK-led team, who monitored the changes using GPS technology placed around the mountain, found the sliding is lubricated by the weak sediments beneath Etna and the slope of the basement. Dr Murray, who has been working for 49 years studying the active volcanoes of Mount Etna, said if a sector collapse were to occur, the results could be “catastrophic”. “Around one million people live on Etna and its immediate surroundings, so the destruction of property and loss of life could be catastrophic; but I cannot emphasise enough that there is no sign of this happening at the present time,” he explained. “Clearly even the mention of such a dangerous event would be very unnerving for the people who live on Etna, so I am anxious that they don't get the wrong impression.” At a glance | Where are the world's most famous volcanoes? It is the first time basement sliding of an entire active volcano has been directly observed, with the team suggesting that similar edging may be taking place at other active volcanoes such as Mexico’s Volcán de Colima and Mount Teide in Tenerife. Dr Murray said he did not expect the rate of movement to increase, but added: “I regard it as essential to keep measuring our stations, and will be on the lookout for any kind of change in rate of downslope sliding.”



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Volcanic blast reshaped summit of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung

Volcanic blast reshaped summit of Indonesia's Mount SinabungJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The eruption of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung that shot ash 5 kilometers (3 miles) high also blew away much of the mountain's summit.



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Day turns into night as Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spews towering ash cloud in biggest eruption this year

Day turns into night as Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spews towering ash cloud in biggest eruption this yearMount Sinabung in Indonesia has erupted once again shooting plumes of smoke and hot ash over 23,000 feet into the air. The volcano had not been active for four centuries until 2010 and since then it has displaced 30,000 people.  Indonesia on Monday raised flight warnings around the volcano on Sumatra island to their highest level after its biggest eruption this year. Mount Sinabung erupts thick volcanic ash in Karo on Sumatra island on February 19, 2018. Credit: TIBTA PANGIN/Source: AFP Areas around the crater of the volcano, located about 1,181 miles northwest of the capital, Jakarta, have been off-limits for several years because of frequent volcanic activity. The Bureau of Meteorology's Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VACC), in Australia's northern city of Darwin, issued maps on Monday showing an ash cloud heading in three directions from Sinabung, to the north, northwest and south-southeast. Indonesia also upgraded its Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) to red, its highest warning, and said the ash-cloud top had reached 23,872 feet, according to a ground observer. An Indonesian man takes picture of Mount Sinabung volcano as it spews thick volcanic ash into the air in Karo, North Sumatra, on February 19, 2018 Credit:  ENDRO RUSHARYANTO/AFP Sinabung is about 47 miles southwest of Kualanamu International Airport in Medan. Nur Isnin Istianto, head of the regional airport authority, said Kutacane airport in Aceh province had been closed, but the wind direction allowed the airport of Kualanamu, Meulaboh and Silangit to remain open. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia's Disaster Agency, said the eruption began on Monday morning, accompanied by multiple earthquakes and showering surrounding villages with small rocks. "In five districts it became dark with a visibility of about 5 metres," he said in a statement. School children walk as Mount Sinabung erupts in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 Credit: Sarianto/AP No casualties were reported. The agency urged the public to stay out of a 4-mile exclusion zone around the crater, and watch for further warnings, which could cover floods. The 8,071-ft tall volcano is among Indonesia's most active. When Sinabung erupted in 2014, more than a dozen people were killed and thousands were evacuated. 



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Trump tells GOP retreat he's ready for Mount Rushmore

Trump tells GOP retreat he's ready for Mount Rushmore“We’ve fulfilled far more promises than we’ve promised,” the president said to an annual gathering of Republican members of Congress. “I call it promises plus.”



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Trump tells GOP retreat he's ready for Mount Rushmore

Trump tells GOP retreat he's ready for Mount Rushmore“We’ve fulfilled far more promises than we’ve promised,” the president said to an annual gathering of Republican members of Congress. “I call it promises plus.”



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