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2015-03-16 08:21:20

HYDERABAD, India, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelligent emergency response systems are the devices that are used to communicate in times of emergency that can arise

2015-03-15 23:01:05

Colorado attorneys at Bell & Pollock, P.C., say a report about self-driving cars should serve as a reminder that drivers today should be aware of their responsibility and avoid dangerous driving

2015-03-14 12:20:29

FAIRFIELD, Conn., March 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Save the Children has launched an urgent appeal for funds to help the most vulnerable children and their families affected by Cyclone Pam,

2015-03-13 23:06:06

Employers urged to break from regular work schedule during nationwide event from May 4-15, 2015, to offer fall prevention talks, demonstrations and training Dublin,

2015-03-13 23:05:48

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has decided to reopen Hurricane Sandy claims that were recently filed by over 141,000 New Jersey homeowners who were effected by the disaster.

2015-03-13 23:04:45

The most recent article from The Jones Firm instructs Seattle drivers on how they can best protect themselves from car accidents in the Seattle area Belleuve,

2015-03-13 12:29:17

ATLANTA, March 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.

2015-03-13 12:26:20

Canada's limits among the most rigorous science-based limits in the world OTTAWA, March 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Today Health Canada published its

2015-03-13 12:25:35

Battery manufacturer Ontrion reports that the medical device batteries it manufacturers are backed by the CB Test Certificate IEC 62133, attesting to their safety.

2015-03-13 12:21:25

Flood Safety Awareness Week is March 15-21 HARRISBURG, Pa., March 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As temperatures rise and forecasts call for rain this weekend, state officials are urging


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Irazú Volcano
2014-10-04 18:35:23

Irazú Volcano, known as Volcán Irazú in Spanish, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Costa Rica. The origin of the volcano’s name is unknown, but it is thought to be a variant of the word Iztarú, which is the name of a village that was near the volcano, or a mixture of the words ara, meaning point, and tzu, meaning thunder. It is locally known as The Colossus due to large past eruptions. This volcano is located within Irazú Volcano National Park, which holds montane forests...

Rincón de la Vieja
2014-10-04 18:29:11

Rincón de la Vieja is an active complex volcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. Its name, meaning The Old Woman's Corner, refers to a legend that says that a woman’s lover was thrown into the volcano by her father, after which she lived on the volcano as a recluse. This volcano reaches 6,286 feet in elevation and is the tallest volcano in Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Visitors were once permitted to climb up to the crater, but a recent eruption caused this area to...

Cotopaxi
2014-10-04 18:16:10

Cotopaxi is an active stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. This volcano, reaching an elevation of 19,347 feet above sea level, is the second tallest volcano in Ecuador and one of the tallest active volcanoes in the world. The origin of its name is unknown, but some sources say that it means Neck of the Moon in the language of the indigenous people and it has been considered sacred in their culture. Cotopaxi is shaped like a cone that is almost...

Mount Hudson
2014-10-04 18:07:58

Mount Hudson, also known as Volcán Hudson, is an active stratovolcano that is located in southern Chile, named after 9th-century Chilean Navy hydrographer Francisco Hudson. Its summit, which is covered in glaciers, holds a caldera that was created from a large eruption that occurred in 4750 BCE or 1890 BCE. Based on evidence found at the Los Toldos archaeological site, it is thought that the early eruption destroyed most settlements in the area at that time. Modern eruptions occurred in...

Karthala
2014-10-04 18:01:05

Karthala, also known  as Mount Karthala, is an active shield volcano that is located in the island nation of Comoros. Along with a smaller shield volcano, this volcano makes up the largest island in the archipelago known as Grande Comore and it reaches an elevation of 7,746 feet. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the area, erupting at least twenty times since the beginning of the nineteenth century. These eruptions have mostly affected the volcano’s caldera, leaving the majority of...

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