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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...

2008-08-01 12:00:54

By Jennifer Hemmingsen, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Aug. 1--CONESVILLE -- Eight migrant workers say they were unfairly fired from their jobs picking watermelon and detasseling corn here, and they've called on Mexican immigration officials for help. "We're hard workers, but we're not animals," Miguel Hernandez Martinez, 37, of Colima, Mexico, told The Gazette through an interpreter. Seven of the men are from Colima and arrived here last month to work for Lone Tree farmer Thomas...

2008-07-23 21:00:36

WHITTIER - A car wash to raise money for a special education aide at La Colima Elementary School who was injured July 5 in an automobile accident, will be held at 1:15 p.m. Thursday at the school, 11225 S. Miller Road. Proceeds will go to pay the medical expenses of Stormy Leyva, 25, of Whittier, who is a special education aide at La Colima. She was injured when the car of a 34-year-old Santa Fe Springs man, who police believe was drunk, collided with hers. The accident occured at Santa...

2008-06-30 21:02:23

ROWLAND HEIGHTS - The deadline for residents to submit written comments regarding potential impacts of a proposed 775-unit apartment complex will be at 5 p.m. July 21. The apartment complex would be near the intersection of Brea Canyon Cutoff and Colima roads, at the site of Southlands Christian School. Written comments can be sent to Anthony Curzi at the LA County Department of Regional Planning, 320 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012-3225. (c) 2008 San Gabriel Valley Tribune....

2005-06-11 09:42:33

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Western Mexico's Volcano of Fire spewed glowing, volcanic rock and a cloud of ash Friday, before sending gray smoke a half-mile into the air, officials said. The activity followed an explosion late Thursday inside the crater of the 12,533-foot mountain. The eruptions rained ash on several nearby communities, and officials asked some schools to close while they cleaned up the fine grit. Straddling the border of Colima and Jalisco states, the Volcano of Fire has unleashed...

2005-06-08 15:20:41

SAN MARCOS, Mexico -- The Volcano of Fire has rumbled back to life with its strongest eruptions in 20 years, spewing lava and ash clouds that had some residents who remained in their homes Wednesday casting nervous glances at the peak. The volcano, which straddles the line between Colima and Jalisco states 430 miles west of Mexico City, has had six spectacular eruptions in the past three weeks. The largest, late Monday, shot glowing lava three miles above the crater of the 12,533-foot...

2005-05-31 07:12:15

MEXICO CITY -- An explosion shook a volcano in western Mexico Monday, sending a plume of ash and smoke 3 miles into the air and scattering hot rocks on its slopes. It was the largest eruption in at least 15 years at Mexico's most active volcano, said Carmen Segura Rangel, coordinator of civil defense for Mexico's Interior Department. Segura said an off-limits zone would be expanded to 4 1/2 miles around the crater - from 4 miles - though there were no evacuations at the nearest communities,...

2005-05-24 07:31:04

MEXICO CITY -- A volcano in western Mexico unleased its most powerful eruption in more than a decade Monday, shooting ash two miles into the sky and sending burning gas and rock fragments down the slopes. No injuries or damages were reported - the nearest settlement is about four miles away. Winds blew the ash cloud toward the west, away from the most heavily populated areas. Tonatiuh Dominguez, a seismologist at the volcano observation station operated by the University of Colima, warned...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.