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New Volcanic Revelations May Help Predict When Eruptions Will Occur
2014-05-05 09:10:30

[ Watch the Video: New Insight May Help Predict Volcanic Eruption Behavior ] Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Volcanologists from the University of Liverpool have discovered how lava dome volcanoes erupt. This could help develop methods on predicting how volcanoes will act. The process of frictional melting determines how the volcano will erupt. The speed of the lava rise and how much friction it creates is determined by this process. Within the lava dome the...

2014-05-05 08:22:51

Highlights: Average of 80.9% Gold Recovery at 100 mesh VANCOUVER, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Corvus Gold Inc. ("Corvus" or the "Company") - (TSX: KOR, OTCQX: CORVF) announces new results from its ongoing 2014 metallurgical testing program at the North Bullfrog Project in Nevada. Bottle roll tests have been performed on 5 composite samples developed from PQ core drilled during exploration of the Yellowjacket vein system during 2013. The composites were designed to represent the various...

2014-05-05 04:20:46

ABERDEEN, United Kingdom, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group is proud to have delivered engineering support to the Subsea Well Response Project (SWRP), a joint industry project to further improve the prevention of, and response to, subsea well-control incidents. Contracted by Shell, on behalf of the SWRP team, Wood Group Kenny led the way and drew on the expertise of Wood Group Mustang and Wood Group PSN. The energy services company has been supporting the project since 2012,...

Fracking May Pose Greater Earthquake Risk Than Previously Believed
2014-05-04 06:04:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The risk of fracking-related underground wastewater disposal could pose a far greater risk of causing earthquakes than experts have previously realized, especially in the US Southwest and Midwest, scientists revealed Thursday at the annual Seismological Society of America (SSA) conference. According to Patrick J. Kiger of National Geographic, the reason why those regions are the most at-risk is because the fault lines there have...

Mount St. Helens Magma Levels Rising, But No Eruption Imminent
2014-05-03 05:03:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While magma levels are rising at Mount St. Helens in Washington, there is now evidence that the active stratovolcano will not be erupting any time soon, researchers said during the annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America (SSA) in Anchorage, Alaska on Friday. Lead researcher Seth Moran, a seismologist with the Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO), explained that a small amount of magma began pooling approximately 2.5...

2014-05-02 10:24:40

Man-made quakes need to be included in seismic hazard planning say experts Oil and gas development activities, including underground disposal of wastewater and hydraulic fracturing, may induce earthquakes by changing the state of stress on existing faults to the point of failure. Earthquakes from wastewater disposal may be triggered at tens of kilometers from the wellbore, which is a greater range than previously thought, according to research to be presented today at the annual meeting of...

2014-05-01 16:24:10

HOUSTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Endeavour International Corporation (NYSE: END) (LSE: ENDV) will host a conference call and web cast to discuss its 2014 first quarter financial and operating results on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 9 a.m. Central Time, 3 p.m. British Summer Time. To participate and ask questions during the conference call, dial the local country telephone number and the confirmation code 5109885. The toll-free numbers are 888-690-2874 in the United States and...

2014-05-01 16:23:05

THUNDER BAY, ON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Red Metal Resources Ltd. (RMES:OTCBB) ("Red Metal") is pleased to announce that it has received confirmation that Geoactiva SPA ("Geoactiva") will be continuing its option on the Perth Project. The April 30(th) payment for the Perth project is US$50,000. We have also received results of the trenching, sampling and drilling program completed on the Perth project and expect to analyze the results for release in the next few weeks. To earn...

2014-05-01 12:25:26

NYSE - AGTSX - FR Frankfurt - FMV VANCOUVER, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP. (AG: NYSE; FR: TSX) (the "Company" or "First Majestic") is pleased to announce that its unaudited 2014 first quarter financial results will be released on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. First Majestic is a mining company focused on silver production in México and is aggressively pursuing the development of its existing mineral property assets and the pursuit through acquisition of...

2014-05-01 12:24:53

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Langan Engineering & Environmental Services officially announced the opening of an office in Akron, Ohio. The new office will provide fully integrated technical services in support of the oil and gas industry focused on the Utica Shale play as well as land development projects and corporate real estate portfolios throughout the state. The Utica Shale is a vast oil and natural gas-bearing shale formation underlying parts of Ohio,...


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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...

Chimborazo
2014-10-04 18:25:34

Chimborazo is an inactive stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Cordillera Occidental range of the Andes. This volcano reaches an elevation of 20,564 feet and although it is not the tallest mountain measured above sea level, its proximity to the equator makes its summit the farthest away from the center of the earth. The origin of its name is unknown, but it could have received its name from several words in the Quichua or Quechua language or from the Cayapa language....

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...

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