Latest Stratovolcanoes Stories
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.
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.
On March 20, Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano woke from its nearly 200-year slumber to change the way the world viewed volcanoes forever.
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.
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 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.
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.
More than four million Internet users from 150 countries are watching the Iceland volcano eruptions via webcams transmitting the activity live online.
Study of volcano-ice interaction offers window into geologic past and clues about Earth's long-term climate cycles.
19,340 FT, MT. KILIMANJARO, Tanzania, Jan.
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 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 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 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 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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