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2014-09-04 23:10:18

Californians talk about the next "Big One," yet 88% of Californians don't have earthquake insurance, says Darras. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 According to the New York Times, the latest Napa, California earthquake devastated many state residents with expensive damage to their homes and loss of meaningful possessions. While many of those residents have a homeowner’s insurance policy, not enough of them had earthquake coverage. (New York Times, After Napa Jolt,...

2014-09-04 23:03:29

Celebrates Arlington Grand Opening with Donation to Juan Seguin High School Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 First Choice Emergency Room opened its new Arlington facility at 7am today. The new facility is located 8020 Matlock Road, Arlington, Texas and is open 24-7. “We have a dedicated, experienced team ready to deliver the highest quality emergency medical care to the Arlington community,” said Dr. McArthur, Facility Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room...

2014-09-04 23:01:31

Tweets sent during last year’s massive flooding on Colorado’s Front Range were able to detail the scope of damage to the area’s infrastructure, according to a recent study by the University of Colorado Boulder. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Tweets sent during last year’s massive flooding on Colorado’s Front Range were able to detail the scope of damage to the area’s infrastructure, according to a study by the University of Colorado Boulder. The findings can help...

2014-09-04 16:22:01

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To assist policymakers, planners and businesses prepare for a wide variety of weather-related emergencies, the Diesel Technology Forum is sponsoring a free webinar on September 18(th) designed to provide a basic understanding of the issues surrounding the use of emergency back-up power systems, technology and fuel choices, operating conditions and incentives to provide critical electrical power....

2014-09-04 12:20:39

Drugged, Distracted Driving Among Topics WASHINGTON and GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- September 6-10, more than 500 of the nation's top highway safety leaders will meet in Michigan to continue their collective work toward preventing crashes and fatalities on the nation's roadways. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090827/GHSALOGO The 2014 Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) meeting, Mapping out the Future: Highway Safety after MAP-21,...

2014-09-04 08:32:36

Three New Jersey Homes to Receive Eco Disaster Break Coating After Recent Heavy Flooding VISTA, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc., (PINK: ECOB) is pleased to announce that three homes in the northeast will be adding extra protection to the structure by way of Eco Disaster Break (EDB). EDB is a Coating that adds fire protection and UV resistance with our acrylic coating that forms a waterproof and seamless monolithic membrane. When EBD is applied to...

2014-09-04 08:21:31

787-9 joins 11 787-8s already in United's fleet SEATTLE, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE:BA) and United Airlines are celebrating the delivery of the airline's first 787-9 Dreamliner. United will become the first airline in North America to operate both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner family when the airline launches 787-9 service later this month. "We're proud that United has become the North America launch customer for both the 787-8 and 787-9, marking...

2014-09-04 00:21:15

Direct Relief announces survey results from the 2014 Community Health Institute (CHI) and EXPO, an annual conference hosted by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sep. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Community Health Centers (CHCs) across the country, which are the medical home for 1 in 15 people in the United States, are experiencing an overall increase in patients but fewer uninsured patients in 2014, according to a survey...

2014-09-03 23:14:53

Dax Jones of The Jones Firm, a law firm of Bellevue WA, has released a new article discussing the complexity of trucking accident litigation. Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Washington has many auto accidents every day. Many of these accidents, unfortunately, involve heavy trucks, and have severe consequences as they impact the lives of those involved. The Jones Firm’s newly released article discusses how they handle these difficult cases. Dax Jones, the lead attorney of The...

2014-09-03 23:14:47

General Motors makes announcement June 30 which included 6 recalls, affecting 7.6 million vehicles. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 In light of the continuous number of recalls being issued by GM, Flood Law Group, a nationally esteemed personal injury law firm, believes that being up to date with the latest information is extremely important. The firm continues to follow news about the recalls and is spreading awareness by sponsoring a website, designed as a resource to house...


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Arenal Volcano
2014-08-28 11:31:44

Arenal Volcano, also known as Volcán Arenal, is an active stratovolcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. It can be found in Arenal Volcano National Park and was one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes until 2010. This volcano has a small crater and several eruptive vents and is the youngest of all active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano has produced some violent eruptions, including the eruption of 1968, which covered three villages, killed eighty-seven people, and...

Mount Nyiragongo
2014-08-28 11:22:30

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano that is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This volcano is part of the Virunga Mountains and is located in Virunga National Park. It reaches an elevation of 11,385 feet and has a crater that reaches 1.2 miles in width. This crater typically holds a lava lake that has varied between 2,000 and 10,660 feet in depth. It is not known how long this volcano has been active, but at least 34 eruptions have been recorded since 1882. Mount...

2014-08-28 11:14:31

Nevado del Ruiz, also known as La Mesa de Herveo, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of the Colombian territories, or departments, of Caldas and Tolima. It reaches an elevation of 17,457 and is shaped like a cone. This volcano is protected within Los Nevados National Natural Park, along with many other volcanoes, and it is a popular tourist destination. Winter activities like skiing are conducted here as well as hiking and fishing. Nevado del Ruiz is part of the...

Galeras
2014-08-28 10:56:28

Galeras is a stratovolcano that is located in Nariño, a Colombian controlled territory. This volcano, which reaches a height of 14,029 feet, is highly active and the most active volcano in Colombia. It primarily contains andesite and holds two calderas that were created by eruptions in the past 560,000 years. Although it is shaped like a horseshoe, eruptions have caused a cone shaped structure to build up in one of the calderas. It was labeled a Decade Volcano in 1991, despite its recent...

Chaitén
2014-08-28 10:38:21

Chaitén is a volcanic caldera that is located in southern Chile that reaches an elevation of 3,681 feet. It is thought that this volcano once held a rhyolite obsidian lava dome that reached 3,156 in height, but this was destroyed after its most recent eruption in 2008. In the past, this volcano has released grey obsidian, which was used by pre-Columbian cultures to make many objects, some of which have been found 250 miles away from the volcano. Chaitén experienced the beginning of a new...

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