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An American Citizen Died After Being Injured in the Deadly Volcanic Eruption in New Zealand

An American Citizen Died After Being Injured in the Deadly Volcanic Eruption in New ZealandThe latest victim is one of at least 17 casualties from the Dec. 9 volcanic eruption



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Liability of cruise lines in question after deadly volcanic eruption

Liability of cruise lines in question after deadly volcanic eruptionRoyal Caribbean told CBS News it is now "suspending tours of active volcanoes."



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Divers search for remaining bodies from NZ volcanic eruption

Divers search for remaining bodies from NZ volcanic eruptionDivers searched seas around New Zealand’s volatile White Island Saturday for two people still missing five days after the volcano erupted, while police formally named the first victim. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, meanwhile, has called for a minute’s silence to be observed at 2.11pm (0111 GMT) on Monday in honour of the victims of the eruption. “Together we can express our sorrow for those who have died and been hurt, and our support for their grieving families and friends,” Ardern said, with the minute’s silence to start exactly one week after the eruption began.



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New Zealand recovers 6 bodies from toxic volcanic island

New Zealand recovers 6 bodies from toxic volcanic islandAs grieving families sang traditional Maori songs, New Zealand military specialists wearing protective gear landed on a small volcanic island on Friday and recovered six bodies of the 16 people who died in an eruption four days earlier. The specialists — six men and two women wearing hooded protective suits and using breathing gear — landed by helicopter on White Island and found six of the eight bodies thought to be there. The families cheered and expressed joy and relief upon being told of the successful recovery, Police Deputy Commissioner Wally Haumaha said.



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New Zealand recovers 6 bodies days after volcanic eruption

New Zealand recovers 6 bodies days after volcanic eruptionNew Zealand military specialists recovered six bodies from a small volcanic island Friday days after an eruption claimed at least eight other lives and left a toxic and volatile landscape. The eight specialists wearing protective clothing and using breathing apparatuses landed by helicopter and found six of the bodies thought to remain on White Island since the eruption Monday. The bodies were airlifted to a ship near the island off New Zealand’s eastern coast where scientists and other police and military personnel monitored the risky operation.



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Newlyweds burned by volcanic eruption on New Zealand honeymoon cruise

Newlyweds burned by volcanic eruption on New Zealand honeymoon cruiseLauren and Matt Urey were touring the White Island volcano Monday on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Ovation of the Seas when it erupted.



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More than two dozen people feared missing after New Zealand volcanic eruption kills 5

More than two dozen people feared missing after New Zealand volcanic eruption kills 5More than two dozen people were feared missing on Tuesday, a day after a volcano that is a tourist attraction suddenly erupted off the coast of New Zealand’s North Island, killing at least five people and injuring up to 20. Police said early on Tuesday they did not expect to find any more survivors from the volcanic eruption, which occurred on White Island on Monday at about 2:11 p.m. (0111 GMT), spewing a plume of ash thousands of feet into the air. About 50 people, New Zealanders as well as foreign tourists, are believed to have been nearby at the time and several were seen near the rim of the crater minutes before the eruption.



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Alarmed tourists watch huge volcanic eruption on Italy's Stromboli island

Alarmed tourists watch huge volcanic eruption on Italy's Stromboli islandA powerful volcanic eruption on the Italian island of Stromboli sent a huge cloud of ash into the sky, nearly two months after a similar eruption killed a hiker. Frightened tourists watched the eruption as lava cascaded down the sides of the volcano, one of the most active in the world. The eruption was preceded by a deafening boom, witnesses said. Known as a "paroxysmal eruption", it sent up a tall column of smoke and ash which could be seen from many miles away. Water-bombing aircraft were deployed to the island, scooping up sea water to put out small wild fires on the flanks of the mountain. The eruption on Stromboli sent a huge plume of ash and smoke into the sky Credit: Twitter There were no reports of injuries. Video footage showed one boat, with Italians on board, fleeing the island in panic as gigantic clouds of black ash rolled across the sea. On another boat, a British family watched in awe as the eruption took place. “Wow, the whole mountain is shaking,” an Englishman says on a video clip of the eruption. “Oh my goodness, that is really bad guys.” Nicole Bremner, an Australian who lives in London, was on a boat off Stromboli when the volcano erupted. “We were just at Stromboli volcano watching the small eruptions. We left and then this giant eruption happened!” she wrote. The property developer said the smoke and ash had left “a metallic taste in our mouths… waiting to see if we need to help with evacuations.” Water-bombing aircraft were deployed to put out fires on the flanks of the volcano Credit: Italian fire service/AP Some tourists watched the eruption from the safety of the nearby island of Panarea. In video posted on social media, an American woman is heard to say: “Oh my God. I don’t think we should go there today.” The volcano last erupted on July 3, when a 35-year-old Italian hiker was killed by falling debris. He was with a companion who survived. At the time, one tourist wrote: “I’ve never felt so much fear in my life.” Stromboli is part of the Aeolian archipelago of islands, which attract sailors and celebrities during the summer months.  “The situation is under control, but all the same we have activated the normal civil protection procedures,” said Marco Giorgianni, the mayor of Lipari, the most populated of the islands. Volcanologists believe Stromboli has been in nearly continuous eruption for at least 2,000 years and the eruption on Wednesday is not considered unusual. There are small eruptions on an hourly basis, with the volcano spewing out chunks of incandescent lava, ash and volcanic rock from its cone. At night the explosions can be seen far out at sea, lending the island the nickname “Lighthouse of the Mediterranean.” There have been several fatal explosions in the past – four people were killed in 1919, three people in 1930 and one person, a biologist, in 1986.



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A 'raft' of volcanic rock the size of Manhattan is floating toward Australia

A 'raft' of volcanic rock the size of Manhattan is floating toward AustraliaThe "raft" was captured by NASA Earth Observatory days after an underwater volcano 130 feet deep may have erupted near the island of Tonga.



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A Giant Raft of Volcanic Rock From an Underwater Eruption Could Help Revive the Great Barrier Reef

A Giant Raft of Volcanic Rock From an Underwater Eruption Could Help Revive the Great Barrier ReefChunks of rock from an underwater volcano are carrying living organisms



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