Earthquake Swarm Strikes São Jorge Island in the Azores

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About 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 have described as a “seismic crisis” on Monday. Rui Marques, the …

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Peruvian Government Mulls Sanctions for Repsol after Oil Spill

Peruvian Prime Minister Mirtha Vásquez said the government was looking at sanctioning a major local refinery owned by Spanish energy firm Repsol after an oil spill last week and did not rule out suspending operations at the facility. “We are …

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Air Relief Blocked by Volcanic Ash in Tonga, 3 Unconfirmed Deaths so Far

Tonga officials said volcanic ash blanketing a runway at an airport was delaying aid deliveries to the island nation on Monday. An air shipment of drinking water and other supplies from New Zealand’s military would be delayed by one day …

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Australia and New Zealand Len Aid After Tonga Eruption and Tsunami

Australia and New Zealand sent surveillance flights on Monday to assess damage in Tonga after the eruption of a volcano that triggered a tsunami, blanketed the Pacific island with ash, cut power, and severed communications. “Communications remain down, and the …

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