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2010-09-17 06:30:00

Experts say that another volcanic eruption on Iceland could happen again soon, but will likely cause much less chaos than the one that caused air traffic to shutdown earlier this year. The Eyjafjallajokull volcano, which began erupting on April 14, spewed enough ash into the atmosphere to cause the largest-scale European airspace shutdown since World War II. University of Iceland geologist Armann Hoskuldsson told an international conference in Keflavik that the event "was very unusual."...

2010-09-10 15:15:00

TSX.V: KRX www.copper-ridge.com VANCOUVER, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Copper Ridge Explorations Inc. (TSX.V:KRX) (the "Company") announces that it has completed a five hole 1,537 m drill program at its Duke Island copper-nickel-platinum-palladium (Cu-Ni-PGE) property in southeast Alaska (the "Property"). The Company has the right to earn up to a 65% interest in the Property from Quaterra Resources Inc. (NYSE-A: QMM / TSX-V: QTA) ("Quaterra"). Summary - Best results from the program...

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2010-09-07 12:05:00

Volcanoes display the awesome power of Nature like few other events. Earlier this year, ash from an Icelandic volcano disrupted air travel throughout much of northern Europe. Yet this recent eruption pales next to the fury of Jupiter's moon Io, the most volcanic body in our solar system. Now that astronomers are finding rocky worlds orbiting distant stars, they're asking the next logical questions: Do any of those worlds have volcanoes? And if so, could we detect them? Work by theorists at...

2010-09-03 09:33:00

(all amounts in USD unless stated otherwise) VANCOUVER, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Magma Energy Corp. (TSX: MXY) announces that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Magma Energy Sweden A.B., today has closed the final portion of a previously announced agreement to acquire further shares of Iceland geothermal company HS Orka hf. Magma Sweden now holds a 98.53% interest in HS Orka. In today's transaction, Magma Sweden acquired 14.32% of HS Orka's outstanding shares from Geysir Green Energy ehf...

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2010-09-03 10:45:57

An Indonesian volcano that had been dormant for more than four centuries before erupting earlier this week has once again become active, launching a massive burst of ash some 10,000 feet into the air and forcing nearby villagers, many of whom had just returned home, to once again evacuate. According to Associated Press (AP) Writer Binsar Bakkara, the force of the eruption was "the strongest so far" and could be felt up to five miles away from the source, Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra. The...

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2010-08-30 10:50:00

A volcano in western Indonesia that has been dormant for more than 400 years erupted for the second straight day Monday, blasting hot ash more than a mile into the air and forcing the evacuation of 30,000 people in the region. Many villagers living along the slopes of Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province wore masks as they packed up and headed to emergency shelters and churches, said Andi Arief, presidential advisor on disaster. Homes and crops around the area were covered in ash and...

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2010-08-26 06:30:00

Authorities in Colombia were forced to order the evacuation of thousands of residents after the Galeras Volcano erupted on Wednesday, but only a few took heed and headed for shelters, according to a recent Reuters report. Galeras, located in the Colombian Andes near the border of Ecuador, spewed ash over neighboring towns, but so far no injuries or damages have been reported by authorities after the latest eruption. About 8,000 residents live in the danger zone, but many often refuse to...

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2010-08-25 10:26:23

Two French scientists are travelling to one of the remotest places on Earth, the Kamchatka peninsula, to piece together the complex life story of two volcanoes. Kamchatka is one of the most volcanically active places on Earth. It is part of the Ring of Fire "“ intermittent chains of volcanoes that encircle the Pacific Ocean. Over at least the last 6 million years, Kamchatka has experienced more explosive eruptions than any place on Earth. Historically, the level of activity has made it...

2010-08-17 10:36:00

VANCOUVER, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Magma Energy Corp. (TSX: MXY) announces that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Magma Energy Sweden A.B., today has closed a portion of a previously announced agreement to acquire further shares of Iceland geothermal company HS Orka hf. Magma Sweden now holds an 84.21% interest in HS Orka. The acquisition was originally announced in a press release dated May 17, 2010. In today's transaction, Magma Sweden acquired 38.03% of HS Orka's outstanding shares...

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2010-08-03 09:20:21

A new study has found that a mixing of two different types of magma is the key to the historic eruptions of Mount Hood, Oregon's tallest mountain, and that eruptions often happen in a relatively short time "“ weeks or months "“ after this mixing occurs. This behavior is somewhat different than that of most other Cascade Range volcanoes, researchers said, including Mount Hood's nearby, more explosive neighbor, Mount St. Helens. The research is being reported this week in Nature...


Latest Igneous rocks Reference Libraries

Hualālai
2014-04-10 12:06:55

Hualālai is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and is one of five volcanoes that form the island. It reaches an elevation of 8,271 feet and is thought to have emerged from the sea about 300,000 years ago, making it the third youngest volcano on the island. Its shape is rough compared to younger volcanoes and it holds three rift zones that are covered with over one hundred cinder cones and spatter cones. Although it does not hold a caldera at its summit, it does...

Kohala
2014-04-10 10:03:58

Kohala is an extinct shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 5,480 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island of Hawaii and is thought to be about one million years old, although it only emerged from the sea about 500,000 years ago. Because its last eruption is thought to have occurred about 120,000 years ago, based on studies conducted on hardened lava flows, this volcano is not thought to pose a threat to inhabitants on the island....

Askja
2014-04-09 16:13:20

Askja is an active stratovolcano that is located in the isolated central highlands in Iceland. It reaches an elevation of 4,974 feet and its name literally means caldera, or box, in the Icelandic language. The area can only be reached during a period of a few months and because it located in the rain shadow of the Vatnajökull glacier to the northeast, it only receives 17.7 inches of rain per year. One of Askja’s smaller craters holds a lake known as Öskjuvatn, which is often frozen over...

Eldfell
2014-04-08 12:54:37

Eldfell is an active stratovolcano that is located in Iceland on the island of Heimaey, in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago. It reaches an elevation of 656 feet and was created during a volcanic eruption on the east side of the island in 1973. Its name means Mountain of Fire in the Icelandic language. Iceland is an area with a high frequency of volcanic activity because it is located on top of the Iceland hotspot and beside the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. So many eruptions occur here that it is thought...

Kīlauea
2014-04-08 12:33:13

Kīlauea is an active shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and is located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This volcano, which reaches an elevation of 4,091 feet, is one of five volcanoes that form the island and it is the most active. It is thought to be between 300,000 and 600,000 years old and is the second youngest of all the Hawaii volcanoes. It was formed when the Pacific tectonic plate moved over the Hawaiian hotspot and like other Hawaiian volcanoes, it began...

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