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Japan top court: Govt not responsible for Fukushima disaster

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Supreme Court ruled Friday that the government is not liable for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, dismissing thousands of evacuees' demands that the state, not just the utility,...

As Ukraine war squeezes energy, UK looks again at fracking

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Tuesday ordered scientists to take a new look at the risks of fracking, as soaring fuel prices and squeezed supplies prompt a rethink about the country’s energy...

Mid-Atlantic island girds for feared quake, volcano eruption

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities on a Portuguese island in the North Atlantic are preparing for the possible evacuation of local people, as six straight days of minor temblors stoke fears of a poss...

More than 1,000 small earthquakes hit Portuguese volcanic island

Around 1,100 small earthquakes have rattled one of Portugal's mid-Atlantic volcanic islands in less than 48 hours, prompting authorities to activate an emergency plan as experts assess what they h...

Taiwan Central Weather Bureau highlights unusual earthquake activity in Hsinchu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) is closely monitoring earthquake activity in Hsinchu County following the series of 10 earthquakes that occurred on Friday (Feb. 4). Af...

Swarm of earthquakes, some strong, hits off Alaska islands

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A swarm of earthquakes was recorded Tuesday off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, including the largest with a magnitude of 6.8 followed by aftershocks. There were ...

3 more active faults found in Taiwan, raising total to 36

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid two major earthquakes on Monday and Tuesday (Jan. 3-4), the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on Tuesday announced that three more active faults have been discovere...

Experts puzzled by continuing South Carolina earthquakes

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Yet more earthquakes have struck near South Carolina's capital city, the ninth and tenth in a series of rumblings that have caused geologists to wonder how long the convulsions m...

NASA estimates metrics of exploding meteor that shook ground

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A meteor that caused an earthshaking boom over suburban Pittsburgh on New Year’s Day exploded in the atmosphere with an energy blast equivalent to an estimated 30 tons (27,216 kilogr...

Spanish eruption's end brings 'emotional relief,' rebuilding

MADRID (AP) — Authorities on one of Spain's Canary Islands declared a volcanic eruption that started in September officially finished Saturday following 10 days of no lava flows, seismic activity or s...

Scientists cautious as erupting Spanish volcano falls quiet

MADRID (AP) — A volcano that has been spewing lava in Spain’s Canary Islands for almost three months fell quiet Tuesday, though scientists warned the lull didn't necessarily mean the eruption is over....

Powerful 7.4-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia; residents flee into streets

A powerful 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia on Tuesday triggering a tsunami warning, the meteorological department said, but there was no immediate word on any casualties or damage ...

Indonesia: Rescuers search for survivors after volcano eruption

Emergency services on Sunday raced to find survivors a day after after the Mount Semeru volcano erupted on the Indonesian island of Java, claiming the lives of at least 14 people. Hundreds fled to ma...

Indonesia: Residents flee as Semeru volcano erupts in East Java

The Semeru volcano erupted in the East Java province of Indonesia on Saturday, causing residents to flee their homes as a huge cloud of ash and smoke blanketed towns and villages nearby. The volcano ...

Island turns into open-air lab for tech-savvy volcanologists

LAS MANCHAS, Canary Islands (AP) — They come with eagle-eyed drones and high-precision instruments. Aided by satellites, they analyze gas emissions and the flows of molten rock. On the ground, they co...