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2008-12-19 11:43:04

CAT scan reveals inner workings of volcano island On the ground and in the water, an international team of researchers has been collecting imaging data on the Soufriere Hills Volcano in Montserrat to understand the internal structure of the volcano and how and when it erupts. "Using land-based measurement, we can see that over the time periods when the magma is erupting, the ground surface deflates into a bowl of subsidence and when the magma is sealed underground, the ground surface inflates...

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2008-01-17 14:20:00

Until earlier this week, the most recent significant tremor at Mount St. Helens was in October of 2004. On Sunday January 13th, when geologist and private pilot John S. Pallister was flying over the volcano in southwestern Washington he was surprised to spot some steam rising from a fracture in Mount St. Helens' crater. This not only caught Pallister's attention, enough to take some pictures; it also gained the attention of scientists who now think something is moving inside the volcano....

2006-06-15 01:45:00

By Benny Siahaya MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia -- Hot clouds from Indonesia's Mount Merapi dissipated on Thursday, a day after spreading far enough to blanket villages with ash and prompting authorities to put the volcano back on top alert again. Merapi, which is in central Java near the ancient royal city of Yogyakarta, is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the Pacific "Ring of Fire." It has threatened a major eruption for weeks, forcing thousands of people living nearby to shuttle...

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2006-06-13 08:56:56

MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia - Mount Merapi's unstable lava dome has partially collapsed, easing pressure that threatened to make the Indonesian volcano erupt. However, the mountain remains as the "highest possible alert," volcanologist Antonius Ratdomopurbo said on Monday. "We should know within two days whether we can lower the (alert) level," Ratdomopurbo said. The mountain has been venting steam and debris for weeks, but its lava dome swelled after a powerful May 28 earthquake, raising...

2006-06-12 00:48:22

By Adi Kurniawan MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia's Mount Merapi could be downgraded from its top alert status soon as the volcano has spewed less hot gas and molten lava in recent days, an expert said on Monday. Merapi -- in central Java near the ancient royal city of Yogyakarta, 440 km (270 miles) east of Jakarta -- is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the Pacific "Ring of Fire." It has been threatening a major eruption for weeks, forcing the...

2006-06-09 02:31:49

By Jalil Hamid YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Dozens of Indonesians prayed in the shadow of the rumbling Mount Merapi volcano on Friday as it spewed smoke, and a preacher urged people to remain calm. Mount Merapi, which had already been active for weeks when an earthquake struck the area on May 27, threw out enormous clouds of smoke on Thursday. Known locally as "shaggy goats" because of their shape and color, the clouds stretched further than before, sending panic-stricken...

2006-06-06 12:30:00

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia has evacuated about 2,000 people from areas at risk from a volcano spewing hot gas and lava, and expects to move thousands more amid signs of increased activity from Mount Merapi, officials said on Tuesday. The volcano, on Indonesia's main island of Java and about 450 km (280 miles) east of the capital Jakarta, has been sporadically belching out toxic gases and lava for many weeks, with experts saying a major eruption might come at any time. "The lava has spread...

2005-11-22 19:58:52

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A rock fall at Mount Saint Helens caused a large gray cloud of dust to appear above the volcano on Tuesday, but there was no sign of increased seismic activity. Seismic levels at Mount Saint Helens, which came back to life last year by emitting steam and ash, are "amazingly regular," said Seth Moran, a seismologist at the U.S. Geological Survey. Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980 and killed 57 people and was mostly dormant until September 2004, when new magma...

2005-09-12 11:34:23

In September 9 story headlined "Scientists find growing land bulge in Oregon," please read in first paragraph, "A large, slow-growing volcanic bulge in Western Oregon," instead of "A large, slow-growing volcanic bulge in Eastern Oregon." A corrected story follows: By Teresa Carson PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - A large, slow-growing volcanic bulge in Western Oregon is attracting the attention of seismologists who say that the rising ground could be the beginnings of a volcano or...

2005-09-12 11:30:00

PORTLAND, Oregon -- A large, slow-growing volcanic bulge in Western Oregon is attracting the attention of seismologists who say that the rising ground could be the beginnings of a volcano or simply magma shifting underground. Scientists said that the 100 square-mile (260 sq-km) bulge, first discovered by satellite, poses no immediate threat to nearby residents. "It is perfectly safe for anyone over there," said Michael Lisowski, geophysicist at the United States Geological Survey's Cascades...


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Santa María Volcano
2014-04-09 10:58:40

Santa María Volcano is an active stratovolcano that is located in Guatemala and is part of the Sierra Madre, a string of volcanoes that stretches across the western side of Guatemala. The volcanoes in this string were formed by subduction activity, when the Cocos Plate moved under the Caribbean Plate. An eruption in 1902 produced a crater that now holds a lava dome known as Santiaguito, which was created during another eruption in 1922. These domes hold active vents and in 1929, part of the...

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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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