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The US government will spend $15.2 million to modernize equipment for monitoring US volcanoes and improving warning systems.
Dwight Crandell, a renowned volcanologist in the U.S.
Researchers hit the jackpot in late March, when, for the first time, they began recording data on lightning in a volcanic eruption--right from the start of the eruption.
Residents of Alaska's largest city near Mount Redoubt are being forced to take strong measures due to the irritation caused by volcanic ash spewing from the volcanoâ€™s top.
The resourceful astronauts repaired the fender with duct tape, but even with all four fenders, Cernan had to dust off the rover at each stop. Getting rid of moondust remained a top priority.
Friday saw another round of volcanic explosions at Alaskaâ€™s Mount Redoubt, shooting ash clouds as high as 50,000 feet above sea level and sending drivers on a run to the auto parts store for replacement air filters.
Travelers advised to check status of flights at alaskaair.com or 800-ALASKAAIR; delays, cancellations still possible pending further volcanic activity SEATTLE, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Airlines resumed flights in and out of Alaska this afternoon following the clearing of ash clouds from Mount Redoubt.
Travelers advised to check status of flights at alaskaair.com or 800-ALASKAAIR; Delays, cancellations still possible pending further volcanic activity SEATTLE, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Airlines has resumed some flights in and out of Alaska following a volcanic eruption of Mount Redoubt at 8:40 a.m.
Travelers advised to check status of flights at alaskaair.com or 800-ALASKAAIR; Delays, cancellations still possible pending further volcanic activity SEATTLE, March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Airlines will resume flights in and out of Alaska this morning following the clearing of ash clouds from Mt.
For the first time in nearly 20 years, the 10,200-foot Mount Redoubt in Alaska erupted five times overnight Sunday, propelling a 9 mile cloud of ash into the air.
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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