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Volcano Experts Identify Source Of Largest Eruption In Past 3,700 Years
2013-10-01 16:24:02

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Vulcanologist have identified the source of the largest volcanic eruption in the last 3,700 years, which was said to have created a ‘Pompeii of the East,’ according to a newly published report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Using a wide range of scientific techniques, the study researchers were able to identify the Samalas volcano in Indonesia as the source of a 1257 AD eruption that sent volcanic ash around...

Scientists Compile Largest Database Of Major Volcanic Eruptions
2013-01-18 15:42:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists have compiled a database detailing around 2,000 major volcanic eruptions that occurred over the last 18 million years. The open access database of Large Magnitude Explosive Eruptions (LaMEVE) will be able to provide crucial information to scientists and others involved in volcano research. Volcanic eruptions have been known to cause disruptions in air traffic, impact climate, and alter surrounding landscapes. Gaining a...

Indonesia Volcano Unleashes Cloud Of Ash, Warnings Issued
2012-09-05 15:02:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Clouds of volcanic ash from Anak Krakatau, or child of Krakatau, have become so prominent in recent days that Indonesian authorities have issued a warning for local residents and tourists. "The ash was carried by wind from the southeast to the south, reaching Bandarlampung," Nurhuda, head of the observation and information section of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) in Lampung province told state news agency...

2011-03-01 00:01:40

With as Few as 40 Left on Earth, WWF Launches Campaign to Save One of the World's Rarest Mammals Washington, D.C. (Vocus/PRWEB) February 27, 2011 Dramatic new video footage of two critically endangered Javan rhinos and their calves was released today by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Indonesia's National Park Authority. The footage, from a motion-activated video camera in Indonesia's Ujung Kulon National Park, is a huge boost to efforts to save this almost extinct species that is threatened...

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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...

2008-08-25 09:01:28

Indonesian steel producers to raise exports JAKARTA, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia's major steel manufacturers plan to increase their exports for the next three months to compensate for decreased local demand in the period surrounding the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan and Idul Fitri, the Jakarta Post reported here Thursday. Krakatau Steel Inc.'s marketing director Irvan K. Hakim said the state steel maker, along with Essar Indonesia inc., and privately- owned Gunung Garuda Steel...

2008-07-29 09:00:58

Indonesian steel maker refuses to cooperate with ArcelorMittal JAKARTA, July 28 (Xinhua) -- The Indonesian steel producer Krakatau Steel Inc. refused to cooperate with the world largest steel maker ArcelorMittal in building steel factories in West Java and East Java provinces, Director of Karakatau Steel Fazwar Bujang said here Monday. Previously, ArcellorMittal had seriously asked Krakatau Steel for cooperating on the steel production, the director said. "They have many times asked...

2008-07-18 09:00:53

Indonesian steelmaker likely to buy overseas iron ore mines JAKARTA, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian largest state-owned steelmaker PT Krakatau Steel planned to buy stakes in overseas iron ore producers to secure supplies, the Jakarta Post reported Thursday. "Prices of iron pellets from Brazil, Chile, India and Bahrain have almost doubled this year," the newspaper quoted Krakatau's President Fazwar Bujang as saying. During a preparation of an initial public offering, Krakatau...

2008-07-17 09:01:01

China's Hong Kong, Singaporean investors eye shares of Indonesian steel company JAKARTA, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Investors from China's Hong Kong and Singapore are interested in buying shares of Indonesian largest steel producer of Krakatau Steel Inc., the company's Director Fazwar Bujang said here Wednesday. Indonesian is to sale 35 percent of the company's shares at the second semester this year to get funds to finance technology to boost production capacity of the company from 2.3 to 7...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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