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2011-03-07 08:40:00

Eruptions at a Hawaiian volcano have forced officials to close off part of a national park to visitors while geologists monitor eruptions and other seismic activity in the area. According to the Daily Mail, US Geological Survey (USGS) scientists working at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) have reported "a fountain of fire" at the Kilauea Volcano. The volcano in question is located near Napau Crater in Hawaii County, and began erupting Saturday afternoon. "That event was nearly...

2008-12-26 12:36:16

The Kilauea volcano on the big island of Hawaii took a three-day break this week from its 26-year eruption. Scientists said that lava stopped flowing at what is known as the Thanksgiving Eve Breakout on Monday and started up again on Christmas Eve, the Honolulu Advertiser reported Friday. Jim Kauahikaua, head of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory of the U.S. Geological Survey, said that interruptions have become more common, although they are usually shorter than three days, and that scientists...

2005-09-02 10:44:10

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii -- Fresh molten rock from Kilauea Volcano is flowing into an area where a 12-acre bench of hardened lava crashed into the ocean last weekend. "It's already rebuilding, but a lot goes below sea level," said Christina Heliker, a geologist at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. There were no reports of injuries from the 80-minute Saturday morning collapse that included boulders as large as 3 feet in diameter being washed up by...

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2005-02-03 13:56:42

VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) -- Lava from Kilauea volcano began dropping into the ocean at two new points this week, treating visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to a fiery show. The lava began flowing into the Pacific on Monday at one spot that is about a mile and a half from a park ranger station. The second spot is on the far side of the park near the former town of Kalapana, which was covered by lava in 1990. As lava hits the ocean, it can create crowd-pleasing explosions and fantastic...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.