A ‘red warning’ has been issued after the Pavlof Volcano in Alaska erupted Sunday, sending ash to an altitude of 20,000ft (6,100 meters).
Man-made earthquakes, often associated with controversial oil exploration operations such as hydraulic fracturing (fracking), have put 7 million people Americans at risk, according to a new report from the US Geological Survey.
On Monday, for the first time ever, the USGS released maps indicating which parts of the country are most at risk of damaging earthquakes, both natural and man-made. The map showed that states like Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and Arkansas are most vulnerable to dangerous man-made tremors.
Naturally occurring earthquakes are most likely to strike California and parts of western Nevada.
Storm Katie continues to cause damage and travel disruption across England and Wales as she batters the region with gusts of up to 168kph (105mph).