Latest Fourpeaked Mountain Stories

2009-02-01 12:45:00

In the latest sign that an eruption could be imminent, further seismic activity has been detected at Alaska's Mount Redoubt, scientists reported Saturday.  "Since late Friday afternoon, seismic activity has been relatively low at Redoubt; however, it is still above normal background levels," the Alaska Volcano Observatory said early Saturday. "The volcano is in a state of unrest," it said. Geologists monitoring the volcano for indications of a possible eruption noticed that a hole in...

2006-01-07 08:55:21

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Augustine Volcano continued to show increased unrest this week with small steam explosions and small ash bursts coming from the summit. Michelle Coombs, a research geologist for the Alaska Volcano Observatory in Anchorage, said she got a firsthand look at the volcano this week. It looked much like it has in previous flights, except that there was less snow on the summit, perhaps due to increased activity at the top, she said. "We are keeping our eyes on things very...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'