Mass evacuation ordered in the Philippines after volcano erupts with 2 mile-high plumes of steam and ash…

Thousands of people were evacuated in The Philippines on Saturday after a volcano erupted with plumes of steam and ash that went nearly two miles in the sky, Reuters reported. The threat level for Taal volcano, located in a lake south of the capital Manila, was raised from level two to level three on a scale of zero to five on Saturday morning after it spewed plumes … Continue reading Mass evacuation ordered in the Philippines after volcano erupts with 2 mile-high plumes of steam and ash…

Tsunami advisory issued for US West Coast after Tonga volcano eruption

A tsunami advisory has been issued for the entire west coast of the US after an undersea volcano erupted near the South Pacific nation of Tonga on Saturday, sending large waves crashing ashore the island capital, officials said. “A Tsunami is occurring,” the US National Tsunami Warning Center posted on Twitter Saturday. The National Weather Service issued the tsunami advisory for people to avoid bodies of water in regions … Continue reading Tsunami advisory issued for US West Coast after Tonga volcano eruption

Girl, 11, catches gonorrhea from swimming in Italian hot spring

An 11-year-old girl from Austria reportedly was infected with gonorrhea after taking a dip in a thermal pool during a vacation to Italy.  Her family — including her mom, dad and older sister — had been swimming at the volcanic lake Specchio di Venere, or “Mirror of Venus,” on the island of Pantelleria, off the coast of Sicily. Two days later, she began to experience the … Continue reading Girl, 11, catches gonorrhea from swimming in Italian hot spring

Italy’s Mount Etna volcano erupts, spewing smoke and ‘a rain of stones’

Italy’s Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, erupted on Tuesday, creating a fountain of lava and sending plumes of orange smoke into the sky. The eruption forced Sicily’s Catania Airport to temporarily close — which often happens when the volcano is active. No injuries or deaths have been reported. Residents in the village of Pedara near the crater said it spewed not only ash, but … Continue reading Italy’s Mount Etna volcano erupts, spewing smoke and ‘a rain of stones’