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2008-09-12 09:00:45

Ormat Technologies has secured geothermal rights for approximately 35,000 acres of land to explore geothermal energy in the vicinity of Anchorage, Alaska, for a total purchase price of approximately $3.3 million. Ormat has won 15 of the 16 tracts offered for lease on Mount Spurr, a snowcapped 11,070-foot volcano, 75 miles west of Anchorage. Mount Spurr is in an active volcanic region. Lucien Bronicki, chairman and chief technology officer of Ormat Technologies, said: "Alaska is a new...

2008-09-03 16:59:03

Reports of unusually fiery orange sunsets on Earth and ruby red rings around the planet Venus have popped up on the Internet in the last week. Some skywatchers suspect that these views are being colored by the dust and gases injected into the atmosphere by the Aug. 7 eruption of Alaska's Kasatochi volcano. The skywatchers are probably right. Kasatochi, part of the Aleutian Island chain, sent an ash plume more than 35,000 feet (10,600 meters) into the atmosphere when it erupted last...

2008-08-29 15:00:41

By STEEMAN, Marta Christchurch's main port Lyttelton is forecasting a flat profit of about $10 million for 2009 after posting a 7 per cent higher profit of $10.34m profit for the June 2008 year. Chief executive Peter Davie said Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) was cautiously optimistic for the coming year and expected net earnings for 2009 to be "approximately $10m" but much depended on the economic situation. LPC was expecting some growth in 2009, but it was not clear what level....

2008-08-17 18:00:23

Twice in one issue the Institution of Professional Engineers gets headlines (Aug 4). Any organisation that can sneak in on the back of legislation (Building Act) to sponsor themselves and fee structures that challenge the legal and accountancy professions must be influential. President Bas Walker claims environmental limits will restrict the growth of NZ's biggest earning industries, tourism and agriculture. In fact, they are being constrained by vested interests who use/bend legislation...

2008-08-14 12:00:32

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA [KCNA headline: "Successes Achieved in Comprehensive Exploration of Mt Paektu"] Pyongyang, August 14 (KCNA) - The Group for Comprehensive Exploration of Lake Jon on Mt. Paektu of the DPRK has achieved great successes in the comprehensive exploration of Mt. Paektu over the last two decades. The comprehensive exploration of the grand nature of Mt. Paektu started early in the 1980s. It entered a new higher stage after...

2008-08-13 15:00:39

By Art Marroquin Alaska Airlines on Monday resumed flights that were canceled amid reports of ash spewing from the Kasatochi volcano in the Aleutian Islands. More than 5,200 passengers were stranded when 44 flights were canceled late Sunday and early Monday, including two coming in and out of Los Angeles International Airport, according to airline officials. Flights were also canceled in San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Denver and Vancouver. Even though the volcano erupted last...

2008-08-12 18:00:21

Thousands of air travelers have been stranded in Alaska by an ash plume from three volcanoes in the Aleutians, an airline official says. Kasatochi began showing signs of life last week, while Okmok and Mount Cleveland have also been threatening eruption. A wind change Sunday sent the ash plume into commercial air routes, KTNA reported. Caroline Boren, a spokeswoman for Alaska Airlines, the carrier worst affected by the plume, told the Anchorage Daily News it is especially hazardous at...

2008-08-12 09:01:13

By McClatchy Newspapers ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Volcanic ash stranded at least 5,000 travelers Sunday night and early Monday morning when a shift in the wind moved a giant ash plume into flight routes, causing Alaska Airlines to cancel 44 flights into and out of Alaska. "The entire state is unflyable," Alaska Airlines staff told passengers at Seattle's airport Sunday, according to Chelsea Harms, an Anchorage woman who was booked on Flight 111 to Anchorage. Alaska would add flights to try to...

2008-08-07 21:00:16

Two federal employees requested evacuation from an island in the Aleutians in Alaska because of tremors that might be harbingers of a volcanic eruption. The pair, both working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, had been expected to be airlifted off Kasatochi by helicopter late Wednesday, the Anchorage Daily News reported. The 2-square-mile island about 50 miles west of Adak is uninhabited. Kasatochi is the summit of an underwater volcano that rises to 1,000 feet above sea level. The...

2008-07-27 03:00:25

At least three people were reported killed in one of the worst storms to hit the North Island of New Zealand in years. The body of James Moore, a 33-year-old rafting guide, was recovered Sunday, The New Zealand Herald reported. Moore was one of a group of four people who tried to paddle in outrigger canoes from Maketu to Bay of Plenty on the west coast south of Auckland Saturday afternoon. Two others died when their fishing boat ran aground. About 60,000 homes and businesses lost power...


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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