Pa­cific erup­tion

Houston Chronicle Sunday - - WORLD -

Ti­nakula vol­cano, on a re­mote South Pa­cific is­land, roared to life in Te­motu prov­ince of the east­ern Solomon Is­lands.

Of­fi­cials said heavy ash was re­ported fall­ing in vil­lages on nearby is­lands for the first time in mem­ory.

Vil­lagers say sub­se­quent heavy rain washed the fallen ash into wells and wa­ter tanks, threat­en­ing their drink­ing wa­ter sup­plies.

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