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2009-01-22 09:06:30

When volcanoes erupt, pinpointing the regions at high risk for lethal hazards and deciding whether or not to evacuate a resistant population comprise the most difficult problems faced by hazards managers. Now a team of volcanologists has a program that maps potential problem areas quickly, taking much of the guesswork out of decision making and evacuations. "We wanted to be able to predict the areas affected by pyroclastic flows from volcanoes," said Christina Widiwijayanti, post-doctoral...

2009-01-21 11:53:00

SAIPAN, M.P., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Chairman Jose Lifoifoi of the United Micronesia Development Association ("UMDA"), through his attorneys David Lujan and Edward Arriola, filed a motion in Superior Court for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands yesterday to dismiss claims filed against Chairman Lifoifoi and other UMDA directors by companies affiliated with Robert Pfaff and John Larson. Robert Pfaff and John Larson are convicted felons who UMDA brought suit against in...

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2008-12-19 11:43:04

CAT scan reveals inner workings of volcano island On the ground and in the water, an international team of researchers has been collecting imaging data on the Soufriere Hills Volcano in Montserrat to understand the internal structure of the volcano and how and when it erupts. "Using land-based measurement, we can see that over the time periods when the magma is erupting, the ground surface deflates into a bowl of subsidence and when the magma is sealed underground, the ground surface inflates...

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2008-12-17 14:51:27

Three Alaska volcanoes erupted in midsummer 2008. Cleveland, Okmok and Kasatochi volcanoes, all located in Alaska's Aleutian Chain, made for a hectic 20th anniversary for the Alaska Volcano Observatory. Scientists from AVO and the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks will share details of their research on North Pacific volcanoes, highlighting some of the recent volcanic eruptions in Alaska, at a variety of presentations at the American Geophysical Union's fall meeting...

2008-12-09 20:58:00

SAIPAN, M.P., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Micronesia Development Association, Inc. ("UMDA") announced today that it has reached a settlement with Deloitte & Touche in a civil suit in the Superior Court of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands ("CNMI") relating to harm done to UMDA by company insiders during a time when Deloitte served as auditor and accountant. UMDA has received a mid seven-figure settlement from Deloitte and Deloitte & Touche entities in both...

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2008-12-09 13:35:00

A controversial new study based on findings from an analysis of records in southern Chile suggests that very large earthquakes can trigger an increase in activity in nearby volcanoes. The researchers noticed that up to four times as many volcanic eruptions occurred during the year following very large earthquakes than did so in other years. They say volcanoes around 300 miles away from an earthquake's epicenter were affected. In the past, scientists had identified only a few cases where...

2008-12-02 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Kilimanjaro Education Foundation (KEF) announces Michael Lewittes will be attempting to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and raise funds for the organization's educational charitable causes. Lewittes, who is no stranger to Africa, will begin his seven-day trek up the Machame route on December 23. He will be led by one of Tanzania's most experienced mountaineering guides, Jonas Loiruk Eliau, and his team of porters from KIWISA (www.kiwisa.com). To view the Multimedia...

2008-10-21 15:00:21

Fitch Ratings has placed $16.5 million in outstanding Commonwealth Ports Authority (CPA), Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), airport revenue bonds, 1998 senior series A, on Rating Watch Negative. The bonds are currently rated 'CCC'. Fitch's 'CCC' category rating indicates that default is a real possibility. Capacity for meeting financial commitments is solely reliant upon sustained, favorable business or economic conditions. The series 1998 bonds are secured by a pledge of...

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2008-10-10 13:10:00

A new development in which scientists have successfully recreated the conditions of an erupting volcano may shed light on new methods of predicting eruptions. Active volcanoes produce a mix of seismic signals or small earthquakes that can indicate an eruption, but interpreting their significance is notoriously difficult. Researchers Philip Benson of University College London and colleagues took rock from Sicily's Mount Etna found that small-scale simulations of volcanic activity could be...

2008-10-07 15:00:28

By TIFFANY, Martin The first flight of Shanghai Airlines' new service to Saipan arrived recently, a debut that comes ahead of several airline deals that tourism officials hope will draw more foreign visitors to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (c) 2008 Waikato Times. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.


Latest Stratovolcanoes Reference Libraries

Jabal al-Tair Island
2014-04-10 11:56:15

Jabal al-Tair Island, known by many other names including Tair Island and Jebel Teir, is a volcanic island that is located in the Red Sea and is under the jurisdiction of Yemen. It reaches an elevation of 801 feet and is about 1.9 miles in length. The island is comprised of Jabal al-Tair, a stratovolcano that was considered extinct in 1982, although it erupted in 2007. In 1900, the British Admiralty described the volcano as having a steep, conical shape, making it a good landmark for ships...

Askja
2014-04-09 16:13:20

Askja is an active stratovolcano that is located in the isolated central highlands in Iceland. It reaches an elevation of 4,974 feet and its name literally means caldera, or box, in the Icelandic language. The area can only be reached during a period of a few months and because it located in the rain shadow of the Vatnajökull glacier to the northeast, it only receives 17.7 inches of rain per year. One of Askja’s smaller craters holds a lake known as Öskjuvatn, which is often frozen over...

Volcán Tacaná
2014-04-09 11:04:28

Volcán Tacaná, also known as Volcán Tacina in Mexico, the Tacaná Volcano, or simply Tacaná, is an active stratovolcano that is located in the San Marcos Department of Guatemala and in the Cacahoatán and Unión Juárez Municipalities of Chiapas, a Mexican state. It reaches an elevation of 13,320 feet and is part of the Central America Volcanic Arc. It is one of many volcanoes in the Central American Core volcanic chain, which helps support diverse and sensitive ecosystems. Volcán...

Santa María Volcano
2014-04-09 10:58:40

Santa María Volcano is an active stratovolcano that is located in Guatemala and is part of the Sierra Madre, a string of volcanoes that stretches across the western side of Guatemala. The volcanoes in this string were formed by subduction activity, when the Cocos Plate moved under the Caribbean Plate. An eruption in 1902 produced a crater that now holds a lava dome known as Santiaguito, which was created during another eruption in 1922. These domes hold active vents and in 1929, part of the...

Mount Kerinci
2014-04-08 13:32:05

Mount Kerinci, known by many other names including Gunung Kerinci, Berapi Kurinci, and Peak of Indrapura, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Indonesia on the island of Sumatra. It reaches an elevation of 12,484 feet, making it the tallest volcano in Indonesia, and is located within Kerinci Seblat National Park. This volcano features fifteen lakes, the largest of which are Kerinci Lake and Gunung Tujuh Lake. The summit holds a deep crater that is sometimes slightly filled by a...

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