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2014-05-17 05:33:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online O'ahu, the "gathering place," is the most developed island in the Hawaiian chain. Until recently, scientists believed that O'ahu consisted of the remnants of two major Hawaiian shield volcanoes: Wai'anae and Ko'olau. A new study from University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UHM), Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de L'Environment (France), and Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has found that O'ahu actually consists of three shield...

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2008-07-14 10:36:50

Ten Alaskan residents were forced to evacuate the eastern side of Umnak Island after a volcano erupted, sending a cloud of ash 35,000 feet into the air. The eruption of Okmok Volcano, located in Alaska's Aleutian chain, began just before noon and continued through Saturday night, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory. Residents of a nearby cattle ranch located on the island sought evacuation shortly after eruption, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Umnak residents were taken to...

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2005-04-29 17:11:48

WASHINGTON (AP) -- While Mount St. Helens and Kilauea generate the most attention, many other volcanoes in the United States have little or no regular monitoring and need to be watched for potential eruptions, a new report warns. The U.S. Geological Survey said Friday that monitoring gaps exist for volcanoes in Alaska, California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Wyoming and the Northern Mariana Islands that could pose a hazard both on the ground and to aviation. The report reviews the hazard of...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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