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Channel 2 NewsA Katmai National Park's eruption happened a century ago Wednesday -- but it is still the largest volcanic blast in nearly 200 years, easily loud enough to have been audible 290 miles away where Anchorage now stands. On June 6, 1912, the Novarupta...
Channel 2 NewsA tsunami watch around the Indian Ocean has been lifted hours after two powerful earthquakes hit off Indonesia's western coast. The 8.6- and 8.2-magnitude earthquakes triggered panic Wednesday afternoon or early morning Alaska time. Residents in...
The Associated PressThe crew of a seized vessel suspected of illegal fishing is being deported. A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice says the 22 crew members are being held at a detention facility outside Seattle while arrangements are made...
The Associated PressA NOAA Fisheries spokeswoman says she doesn't expect charges to be filed against the crew of a ship suspected of illegal fishing. But Julie Speegle says it's her understanding that the captain, who's from Taiwan, would be delivered to authorities in...
When the magnitude 9 earthquake struck Japan more than two years ago, there were 1,200 global positioning system stations recording ocean floor movement in real time. None was linked to that nation’s tsunami warning system, which underestimated...
Tags: Bodies of Water, Oceans, Japan, Earthquakes, Tsunamis
firstname.lastname@example.orgVisitors to the Community Arts Center can take a trip to Indonesia and Asia without ever leaving their seats, thanks to Kuo-Huang Han, a recently-retired professor of ethnomusicology at the University of Kentucky. Indonesian music and culture has held a...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Music Industry, Music Theater, Music, Arts
What does a volcano look like from 438 miles above the Earth's surface? Thanks to NASA and its new Landsat Data Continuity Mission satellite (LDCM), you can see for yourself. On April 29, the satellite captured two images of the Paluweh volcano...
In Afghanistan, Iraq and many other countries across the globe, most Muslims support making sharia, or Islamic law, the official law of the land, according to a sweeping survey released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. But sharia means different...
Tags: Asia, Laws, Islam, Crime, Law and Justice, Africa
WASHINGTON -- After nearly stalling in late 2012, the American economy quickened its pace early this year despite deep government cutbacks. The strongest consumer spending in two years fueled a 2.5 percent annual growth rate in the January-March quarter....
Eleven members of an elite Indonesian military unit were behind the slayings of four detainees at the Cebongan prison last month, military investigators told reporters this week. Brig. Gen. Unggul K. Yudhoyono said the prison killings were a revenge...
MALUKU ISLANDS, Indonesia — Perched on the edge of a skiff, I felt a trickle of sweat inch down my cheek. A heavy scuba tank pulled at my back as I adjusted my mask, feeling claustrophobic in all this gear and anxious about making this dive. How...
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