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2006-10-11 09:40:00

Novarupta is near the Arctic Circle and its impact on climate appears to be quite different from that of "ordinary" tropical volcanoes, according to recent research by climatologists using a NASA computer model.

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2006-10-02 17:22:14

All across the volcano-dotted landscape of this Andean nation, millions of people have become accustomed to living in the shadow of mountains that can lay waste to their villages and farms in a matter of hours.

2006-09-02 09:40:22

Montserrat's Soufriere Hills volcano blasted ash and steam into the air on Thursday, and authorities warned the Caribbean island could see heightened activity in coming days.

2006-08-18 15:49:25

QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Rescuers on Friday searched for four people believed buried under rocks spewed by Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano, which forced thousands from their homes and killed one man in an eruption a day earlier.

2006-08-17 18:30:00

Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spewed molten rock on Thursday that enveloped nearby houses, leaving one man dead, another person missing and forcing thousands from their homes.

2006-08-17 12:25:16

NYERI, Kenya (Reuters) - Rescuers have found the body of a U.S. tourist who died on Mount Kenya in heavy snow, the Kenya Wildlife Service said on Thursday. Some 50 officers spent three days searching for the 29-year-old who was found between two peaks.

2006-08-17 09:37:57

QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spewed molten rock, ash and gases and a local mayor reported 60 people missing, as authorities on Thursday evacuated hundreds of families from the threatened area.

2006-08-16 04:55:00

By Darren Whiteside LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Seismic activity at the Philippines' most active volcano calmed overnight but it could be weeks before 40,000 people evacuated from the shadow of the shuddering mountain can return home.

2006-08-13 03:20:00

By Manuel Tecson LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Mount Mayon, a volcano in the central Philippines, showed signs a major eruption was imminent as it belched smoke and spewed burning rocks and mud, scientists said on Sunday. Four explosions have been recorded since Saturday.

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2006-08-12 17:56:14

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Saturday visited villagers forced to flee their homes due to restive Mayon volcano and ordered officials to speed up efforts to improve conditions at cramped evacuation centers.


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Irazú Volcano
2014-10-04 18:35:23

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
2014-10-04 18:29:11

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
2014-10-04 18:25:34

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
2014-10-04 18:16:10

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
2014-10-04 17:42:58

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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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.