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Volcanic Activity In Alaska Heats Up
2012-02-20 11:16:06

Several volcanoes in our northernmost state of Alaska are showing increased signs of activity, and scientists are keeping a wary eye on them both, reports Yareth Rosen for Reuters. Kanaga Volcano, located near the port city of Adak, experienced a tremor Saturday morning followed by more seismic activity for about an hour, said the Alaska Volcano Observatory. This activity follows more of the same at Mount Cleveland, which threatens to make life troubling for Alaskans. Last erupting in...

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2011-08-10 09:30:00

On the remote, uninhabited Chuginadak Island in Alaska, a volcano has begun erupting, but poses little danger to people or aircraft, officials said Tuesday. The Cleveland volcano is erupting with a slow effusion of magma, forming a lava dome. It is not an explosive eruption that generates large ash plumes, explains John Power, the scientist-in-charge at the Alaska Volcano Observatory. "So far, it's just lava as far as we can tell from our satellite imagery and the people who have managed to...

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2009-01-29 14:10:00

Alaska's Mount Redoubt volcano is expected to erupt at any time now and scientists are keeping a watchful eye on the volcano's hour-to-hour activity. The Alaska Volcano Observatory told CNN news that Redoubt's seismic activity level of has increased markedly in recent days at the 10,197-foot peak located about 100 miles southwest of Anchorage, the state's most populous city. Peter Cervelli, a research geophysicist with the observatory, is keeping a watchful eye on the volcano. "We don't have...

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2006-03-18 12:05:00

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Want to peer into the steaming summit of an erupting volcano without risking death? Anyone with an Internet connection and a computer can do just that, thanks to about 30 cameras and other recording devices set up on Alaska's Augustine Volcano that are streaming information to a Web site hosted by the Alaska Volcano Observatory, a joint federal-state office. The site http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/Augustine.php  has received over 253...

2006-03-16 06:37:18

KENAI, Alaska (AP) - Recent changes with the Augustine Volcano indicate that the activity the volcano is exhibiting now is less explosive than what occurred in January. Scientists, however, are continuing to keep an eye on the Cook Inlet volcano. Activity at the volcano climbed to a new level last week. Measurements and observations made on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday show the nature of the activity is less hazardous than the explosive activity the volcano exhibited in mid-January....

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2006-02-10 06:53:02

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- From his home in Nanwalek, Vince Evans can stare across the water at Augustine Volcano as it pumps out clouds of ash and steam, but like many residents in the isolated village, Evans prefers to check the Internet for the latest on the erupting island mount. The Alaska Volcano Observatory's popular Web site lets the public track Augustine's activity, from live earthquake data to hourly updates on the blasts of ash and rocky pyroclastic flows that have rumbled down the...

2006-02-07 09:51:54

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A volcano in the Aleutian Islands coughed up an ash cloud Monday, prompting the Alaska Volcano Observatory to raise the mountain's threat level to code red. Satellites detected the cloud after it detached from the summit of 5,676-foot Cleveland Volcano, located near the Aleutian chain's halfway point. Code red, the highest threat level, means a significant eruption is occurring. The Federal Aviation Administration issued a temporary flight restriction in a cylindrical...

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2006-01-31 12:26:42

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Ash from a steadily erupting volcano in south-central Alaska wafted slowly toward the southern Kenai Peninsula and grounded flights to and from Kodiak Island on Monday. Scientists reported that hot, gaseous pyroclastic flows were seen coursing down the volcano's slopes. Augustine Volcano's eruption at 6:48 a.m. marked the fourth straight day of eruptions and generated an ash plume reaching almost five miles into the skies above Cook Inlet. The ash was moving east and...

2006-01-28 03:20:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- After 10 days of relative calm, Alaska's Augustine Volcano roared back to life late on Friday, shooting a cloud of ash 40,000 feet into the sky. It was the 10th explosion since January 11, when the 4,134-foot (1,260-meter) volcano in southern Cook Inlet began an eruptive phase, reported the Alaska Volcano Observatory, a joint federal-state office. As of late Friday, there were no reports of ash settling onto any of the nearby communities, but some was expected to drift...

2006-01-17 17:45:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A volcano on an uninhabited island off the coast of Alaska erupted again on Tuesday, shooting ash miles (km) into the air, a scientist at the Alaska Volcano Observatory said. The eruption from the Augustine volcano, which is about 175 miles southwest of Anchorage, sent a cloud of ash 8.5 miles above sea level. It was the ninth eruption since the volcano rumbled to life last week. The National Weather Service issued advisories of ash fall, which poses a risk to people with...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
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