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2015-05-18 12:21:23

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The first group of seriously injured passengers of the May 12(th) fatal Amtrak derailment today filed Complaints in the U.S.

2015-05-18 12:20:51

QUÉBEC, 18 May 2015 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Saint-Zotique, Quebec, to assess the grounding of the bulk carrier Algoma

2015-05-18 08:39:35

Bundled Solution Provides Silicon, IP and TUV Rheinland-certified Toolflows SAN JOSE, Calif., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced the availability

2015-05-18 08:21:20

Oil and Gas Industry Leader Experiences Significant Safety Improvements SAN DIEGO, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SmartDrive

2015-05-18 04:22:22

Case Funding Firm says the Amtrak train accident killed at least seven people and injured more than 200 others when the train derailed on a sharp curve going 106 miles per hour. PHILADELPHIA,

self drive car
2015-05-18 08:02:09

This summer, residents of Mountain View, California will be traversing the city streets alongside a few prototypes of Google’s self-driving vehicle, as the tech giant moves its creation out of the test track and into the real world.

2015-05-15 16:21:03

NEW YORK, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Law Firm of Ronai & Ronai, LLP, has been retained by a seriously injured victim of the Philadelphia train derailment, which involved Amtrak Northeast

2015-05-15 16:20:37

NSC encourages drivers to use extra caution to keep our roadways safe ITASCA, Ill., May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National

2015-05-15 12:32:30

ATLANTA, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.

2015-05-15 12:21:55

WIARTON, ON, May 15, 2015 /CNW/ - Today the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, joined by Larry Miller, Member of Parliament for Bruce--Grey--Owen Sound, launched North American Safe Boating


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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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