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Volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea

A volcano erupted in Papua New Guinea on Friday, spurting ash tens of thousands of feet into the sky.

Newport Beach huge waves

Surf's up -- way up -- in Southern California


That pretty much sums up the waves coming to Southern California this week. And depending on whom you ask -- weather forecasters or surfers -- that word means either life-threatening peril or enlivening fun.

Far offshore, Hurricane Marie is d...

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Aftershocks jar northern California

Aftershocks from the northern California earthquake rumbled through the Bay Area early Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

California quake worker cleans up

3 reasons why Californians shun quake insurance

Even though 90% of the earthquakes that strike the United States are located in California, only about 10% of homeowners there have earthquake insurance. What gives?

California quake damage

Hospital: More than 200 treated since quake

In the heart of Northern California's wine country, piles of stemware lay shattered on the ground.

Building facades in historic downtown Napa crumbled into the streets.

And residents who enjoyed decades of calm received a harsh reminder that intense q...

California quake damage

Are bigger earthquakes on the way?

Northern California's biggest earthquake in 25 years has people asking: Is the world seeing more tremors than usual? And is the long-dreaded "Big One" that could devastate California coming soon?

Actually, experts say the world might not be seeing mor...

Napa winery hit by quake

Quake is Bay Area's strongest in 25 years

The strongest earthquake in 25 years in Northern California struck early Sunday, injuring dozens of people, damaging historic buildings in downtown Napa and turning fireplaces into rubble.

The 6.0-magnitude quake struck just six miles southwest of Nap...

Bardarbunga volcano

Alert lowered in Iceland over volcano threat

Iceland's Meteorological Office on Sunday lowered the aviation threat level from the Bardarbunga volcano from the highest level, red, down to orange.

With the lowering of the aviation threat level, all restrictions on air travel in Iceland have now be...

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Tropical Storm Cristobal forms in Caribbean

Tropical Storm Cristobal formed early Sunday in the Caribbean, having strengthened from a tropical depression, the National Hurricane Center said.

Japan mudslides

Death toll in Japan landslides rises to 50

The death toll from landslides in Hiroshima, Japan, rose to 50 on Sunday, and 38 more people were reported missing, according to Kyodo news agency.

Rains triggered massive slides Wednesday that swallowed up dozens of homes and sent residents digging i...

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For Every Fog In August...

There's a piece of weather folklore that for every fog in August, comes a snow in the winter.  Is there any meteorological reasoning behind this, or is it just for fun?


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