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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. KWS said it found identification documents indicating the man was student. "The tourist was climbing down the mountain when he lost direction due to heavy snow. And we only recovered his body on Wednesday," Simon Gitau, KWS officer in...

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. Tungurahua, about 80 miles south of Quito, had earlier shown a sharp increase in activity in July, when hundreds of villagers living near the volcano to flee their homes. "This is a lot worse than the last time," Mauro Rodriguez, the Civil Defense chief for the...

2006-08-16 04:55:00

By Darren Whiteside LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines -- 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. Villagers, sheltering in schools, have been waiting for Mount Mayon to explode after experts warned last week it could erupt at any time. The warning triggered mass evacuations from an 8-km (5 mile) danger zone on the mountain's southeast flank. "If the decline...

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. One mild eruption shot gray ash columns into the air and sent heated volcanic debris cascading down Mayon's slopes, said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). "This could be the beginning...

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2006-08-12 17:56:14

LEGAZPI, Philippines -- 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. Scientists told Arroyo in a briefing that Mayon, the Philippines' most active volcano, appears to be gearing up for an explosive eruption since it began quietly oozing lava four weeks ago. Following successive ash explosions on Monday, officials ordered a...

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2006-08-10 07:42:36

LEGAZPI, Philippines -- A volcano in the Philippines spewed ash Wednesday after the amount of gas coming from the crater dropped suddenly, worrying experts that something had blocked the flow of magma and could cause a bigger eruption. A drop in sulfur dioxide emissions in the 8,077-foot Mayon volcano could indicate that pressure is building up for an explosive eruption, said Renato Solidum, director of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. "Either something is stuck there...

2006-08-09 02:10:00

By Darren Whiteside LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines -- Scientists and villagers in the shadow of a churning volcano in the central Philippines fear Wednesday's full moon could finally spark a violent eruption. Volcanologists have warned that Mount Mayon, in the province of Albay, could explode at any time but that the gravitational pull of a full moon could provide the final push. "To put it in a simple way, it's like it massages a volcano," Ernesto Corpuz, head of monitoring and eruption...

2006-08-08 03:00:00

By Joseph Agcaoili LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines -- Philippine soldiers appealed to reluctant villagers to leave their homes and farms near a shuddering volcano on Tuesday, as more intense seismic activity raised the risk of a violent eruption. Disaster officials in the central province of Albay were trying to move 35,000 people from an 8-km (5-mile) danger zone on the southeast flank of Mount Mayon. The most active of the country's 22 volcanoes has been belching ash and lava since July, and the...

2006-08-07 22:35:00

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippines pushed for the faster evacuation of thousands of people near a shuddering volcano on Tuesday, but some were reluctant to leave their homes and farms despite the risk of an imminent eruption. Disaster officials in the central province of Albay were trying to move 35,000 people from an 8-km (5-mile) danger zone on the southeast flank of Mount Mayon. The most active of the country's 22 volcanoes has been belching ash and lava since July. But...

2006-08-07 03:40:00

By Karen Lema MANILA -- The Philippine government evacuated thousands of villagers from around the Southeast Asian country's most active volcano on Monday after warning the rumbling mountain could explode at any time. Mount Mayon, in the central province of Albay, has been spewing ash and boulders the size of cars since July, pushing a four-storey-high wall of lava more than 6 km (4 miles) down its southeastern slope. "This morning we recorded at least six small explosions and this signifies...


Latest Stratovolcanoes Reference Libraries

Mount Price
2014-08-19 10:51:33

Mount Price is a stratovolcano that is located in British Columbia, Canada. It is part of the Garibaldi Ranges and reaches an elevation of 6,732 feet, rising above the lake at its western side and the land and other volcanos surrounding it. In the past, this volcano has been known by many names including Red Mountain, Fissile Peak, and Clinker Mountain. It and many other volcanos are protected within the Garibaldi Provincial Park, which also features rich habitats with abundant wildlife....

Mount Erebus
2014-08-19 09:49:48

Mount Erebus is an active volcano that can be found on Ross Island in Antarctica. It is the second largest volcano in Antarctica, reaching a height of 12,448 feet. Sir James Clark Ross discovered it in 1841 in mid-eruption and named it and another volcano Mount Erebus and Mount Terror, after two of his ships. The first people to climb the volcano and reach its summit were part of Sir Ernest Shackleton's party, including Professor Edgeworth David, Jameson Adams, and Dr. Eric Marshall. Mount...

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...

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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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