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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...

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2008-07-14 10:49:08

Life near Chile's sporadically erupting, snow-capped Llaima volcano has become increasingly difficult for local residents, as eruptions have lead to a government imposed red alert evacuation for the second ski season in a row. Residents like Eduardo Mendoza, who works at a nearby ski station, say the eruptions have interrupted their lives and made it more difficult to feed their families. "People can't go to work because of the danger," he said, a cloud engulfing the majestic volcano behind...

2008-07-13 03:00:15

Ten people were evacuated from a remote island in Alaska Saturday after a volcanic eruption in the Aleutians, the U.S. Coast Guard reported. The fishing boat Tara Gaila picked up the seven adults and three children from Umnak Island after the group called military police on Kodiak Island and requested help, the Coast Guard said in a statement. The call for help came about 15 minutes after the Okmak volcano erupted unexpectedly, sending a cloud of ash some 35,000 feet into the sky. The...

2008-07-04 21:00:16

Geological experts in Indonesia Friday issued an alert, advising tourists not to climb Mount Anak Krakatau because it's spewing red-hot rocks and toxic fumes. The warning issued by the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in Bandung was the highest level alert possible, ANTARA reported. We are still strongly advising tourists not to climb Mount Anak Krakatau, the official Indonesian news agency quoted the head of the center...

2008-07-01 00:14:20

Alaska officials say they will lease part of the volcano Mount Spurr to encourage geothermal exploration, The director found and the commissioner concurred, that the potential benefits of Mount Spurr Geothermal Lease Sale No. 3, as conditioned, outweigh the possible adverse impacts, and that the sale will best serve the interests of the state of Alaska, the Division of Oil and Gas said in a statement. Mount Spurr, located on the west side of Cook Inlet, erupted in 1992. Petroleum News...

2008-06-25 15:02:34

By WINDER, Virginia This article was written by a contributor. It is not to be reproduced without permission from the Taranaki Daily News and charges may be incurred. ---------------- IT could be happening right now, this moment, as cloudbursts turn the mountain into a torrent. A rain- triggered lahar may be forming, ready to slow- roar down the slopes in a tumble of rock, sand, water and shingle. This is all part of the ongoing erosion highlighted on the front page of the Taranaki...

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2008-05-08 00:30:00

Southern Chile's Chaiten volcano has blanketed the entire area in a white cloud of ash that has reached as far away as Argentina.  Experts say the surprise eruption of the long dormant 3,280-foot Chaiten volcano, now in its seventh day, shows no signs of letting up and could go on for months.The ash has left some animals dead, disrupted flights from Argentina to the southern Patagonia region and caused the waters of a fjord that Chaiten sits on and a river to now appear white. The...

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2008-04-23 14:49:26

The 1600 eruption of Huaynaputina in Peru had a global impact on human society, according to a new study of contemporary records by geologists at UC Davis.The eruption is known to have put a large amount of sulfur into the atmosphere, and tree ring studies show that 1601 was a cold year, but no one had looked at the agricultural and social impacts, said Ken Verosub, professor of geology at UC Davis."We knew it was a big eruption, we knew it was a cold year, and that's all we knew," Verosub...

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2008-02-06 13:00:00

A volcano located 80 miles south of Quito, Ecuador ejected molten rock, gas and ash on Wednesday.The activity prompted authorities to evacuate hundreds of villagers living on the shadow of the mountain, according to Reuters. The last eruption was in August 2006, but the volcano has been rumbling and belching up rock, gas and ash since January.Tungurahua, the name given to the volcano by the natives, means "Throat of Fire."Civil defense chief Roberto Rodriguez told Reuters some local...

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2008-01-11 16:02:49

Thursday's volcanic eruption may have just been a warm-up. Tungurahua, a volcano in Ecuador which has been active since 1999 began releasing high levels of energy on December 22, 2007, less than a month ago. On Thursday, Tungurahua flung firey rocks and a column of ash and steam shot 1.5 miles above the crater. Prior to this eruption, 1,000 villagers were evacuated from the western slopes; experts had warned that Tungurahua is poised for a major eruption within a few days to a few weeks. A...


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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