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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...

2010-06-16 22:29:49

On March 20, Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano woke from its nearly 200-year slumber to change the way the world viewed volcanoes forever. Bringing almost all transatlantic air travel to a halt for the first time in modern history, this volcano reminded humanity of the powers these forces of nature contain "“ and of our relative inability to understand them. Associate Professor Huiming Bao of LSU's Department of Geology & Geophysics has published research in the journal Nature...

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2010-05-11 07:13:05

Although the Eyjafjoell volcano in Iceland has continued to erupt since April 14, it is spewing far less ash than last week when it caused new interruptions to flights throughout Europe, according to a geologist on Monday. The volcano was responsible for the massive shutdown in flights across Europe last month, the likes of which have not been seen since World War II. The shutdown affected more than 100,000 flights and eight million passengers over a week. Last Thursday, a secondary...

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2010-05-05 12:15:00

A scientific team led by Dr Peter Talling of the UK's National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is currently aboard the Royal Research Ship James Cook to map extremely large landslide deposits offshore from an active volcano on Montserrat in the Lesser Antilles. The volcano has been erupting episodically since 1995, with the last major eruption and volcanic dome collapse occurring in February 2010. Previous eruptions on the island have included the largest volcanic dome collapses ever documented....

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2010-04-28 06:05:00

The biggest threat to the safety of Italian citizens is Mount Vesuvius, which could pose a risk to over a million people if it were to erupt, the country's public safety minister said on Tuesday. "Vesuvius is the biggest public safety problem there is in Italy, because entire towns lie in the area of the volcano and would be invaded by an eruption," Guido Bertolaso told reporters during a news conference yesterday. "For the time being the volcano is quiet, but we know very well that the day...

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2010-04-27 13:34:53

The national seismological institute said the Santiaguito volcano showered sand and ash Monday over a large area of western Guatemala in an "unusual" and "violent" eruption. It said that winds were carrying the ash in a northeasterly direction from the volcano, 7,500 feet above sea level in the province of Quetzaltenango, 123 miles west of the capital. The institute said that the ash plume spread across six provinces, raising fears of damage to crops, while classes were suspended at schools...

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2010-04-24 07:25:00

More than four million Internet users from 150 countries are watching the Iceland volcano eruptions via webcams transmitting the activity live online. The webcams have been transmitting the feed since the volcano began erupting on April 14, according to the site administrator. The figure is a record for an Icelandic website, the administrator said; adding that numerous international sites that posted the http://eldgos.mila.is (http://mila.is/english/) link to the webcams have boosted...

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2010-04-23 12:50:00

Study of volcano-ice interaction offers window into geologic past and clues about Earth's long-term climate cycles Glaciovolcanoes, they're called, these rumbling mountains where the orange-red fire of magma meets the frozen blue of glaciers. Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which erupted recently, is but one of these volcanoes. Others, such as Katla, Hekla and Askja in Iceland; Edziza in British Columbia, Canada; and Mount Rainier and Mount Redoubt in the U.S., are also...

2010-01-12 12:29:00

19,340 FT, MT. KILIMANJARO, Tanzania, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Kenna, Grammy-nominated musician, philanthropist, "actionist" and mastermind behind SUMMIT ON THE SUMMIT: Kilimanjaro, was joined at the top of Africa's largest free standing mountain with fellow climbers Lupe Fiasco, Isabel Lucas, Emile Hirsch, Jessica Biel, Santigold, Elizabeth Gore, Alexandra Cousteau, Bernise Ang, Kick Kennedy, Simon Isaacs, Michael Muller, Jimmy Chin, Melissa Arnot and Dr. Greg Allgood. In an unprecedented...


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Irazú Volcano
2014-10-04 18:35:23

Irazú Volcano, known as Volcán Irazú in Spanish, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Costa Rica. The origin of the volcano’s name is unknown, but it is thought to be a variant of the word Iztarú, which is the name of a village that was near the volcano, or a mixture of the words ara, meaning point, and tzu, meaning thunder. It is locally known as The Colossus due to large past eruptions. This volcano is located within Irazú Volcano National Park, which holds montane forests...

Rincón de la Vieja
2014-10-04 18:29:11

Rincón de la Vieja is an active complex volcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. Its name, meaning The Old Woman's Corner, refers to a legend that says that a woman’s lover was thrown into the volcano by her father, after which she lived on the volcano as a recluse. This volcano reaches 6,286 feet in elevation and is the tallest volcano in Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Visitors were once permitted to climb up to the crater, but a recent eruption caused this area to...

Chimborazo
2014-10-04 18:25:34

Chimborazo is an inactive stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Cordillera Occidental range of the Andes. This volcano reaches an elevation of 20,564 feet and although it is not the tallest mountain measured above sea level, its proximity to the equator makes its summit the farthest away from the center of the earth. The origin of its name is unknown, but it could have received its name from several words in the Quichua or Quechua language or from the Cayapa language....

Cotopaxi
2014-10-04 18:16:10

Cotopaxi is an active stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. This volcano, reaching an elevation of 19,347 feet above sea level, is the second tallest volcano in Ecuador and one of the tallest active volcanoes in the world. The origin of its name is unknown, but some sources say that it means Neck of the Moon in the language of the indigenous people and it has been considered sacred in their culture. Cotopaxi is shaped like a cone that is almost...

Mount Carihuairazo
2014-10-04 17:42:58

Mount Carihuairazo is a volcanic caldera, most likely extinct, that is located in Ecuador. It is part of the Cordillera Occidental in the Andes Mountain range and reaches an elevation of 16,463 feet. This volcano, which is neighbored by Mount Chimborazo, is part of the Reserva de Produccion Faunistica Chimborazo, which protects the ecosystems and habitats of the vicuña,llama, and alpaca, all native species to the area. The volcano’s name is a mixture of three Quichu words Cari, huay, and...

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