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2006-06-02 18:33:10

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Reuters) - A new coalition government took office in Montserrat on Friday, two days after the volcano-scarred British Caribbean territory held a general election that failed to produce a clear winner. The coalition was formed of the previous ruling party, the New People's Liberation Movement (NPLM), the Montserrat Democratic Party (MDP) and an independent candidate and sworn in by the island's governor, Deborah Barnes Jones, the government said in a...

2006-05-17 15:35:50

QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano increased its activity on Wednesday, spewing large clouds of hot gas and prompting the government to renew a limited state of emergency in nearby towns. President Alfredo Palacio late on Tuesday renewed a state of emergency in areas surrounding the 16,460-foot (5,020 meters) conical-shaped Tungurahua, located 81 miles south of the capital Quito. Authorities said there are currently no plans to evacuate area residents. "The...

2006-05-17 15:35:00

QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano increased its activity on Wednesday, spewing large clouds of hot gas and prompting the government to renew a limited state of emergency in nearby towns. President Alfredo Palacio late on Tuesday renewed a state of emergency in areas surrounding the 16,460-foot (5,020 metres) conical-shaped Tungurahua, located 81 miles south of the capital Quito. Authorities said there are currently no plans to evacuate area residents. "The volcanic...

2006-05-14 22:18:24

By Tomi Soetjipto YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano spewed hot clouds and ash rain early on Monday, a volcanologist said, but there was no confirmation of reports of fresh lava flows. Yogyakarta Administration Secretary Bambang Susanto had earlier told Elshinta news radio that, according to information he had received, the mountain "exploded" in the pre-dawn hours with lava and hot ash. However, Ratmono Purbo, the head of the volcanology center in...

2006-04-22 20:25:49

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - The Peruvian government declared a state of emergency on Saturday in southern towns that have been showered by ash from the Ubinas volcano and asked the military to help evacuate poor farming families from the area. Ubinas, which had been inactive for almost 40 years, has been spitting out ash, smoke and toxic gases for most of the month, alarming thousands of people living in nearby rural areas, killing livestock and polluting water sources. The government...

2006-04-20 16:05:00

By Maria Luisa Palomino UBINAS, Peru -- A volcano in southern Peru spewed a fresh plume of gray smoke high into the sky on Thursday, alarming villagers who have seen their livestock sickened or killed by ash falling on pastureland. Most farming families who live on the slopes of the Ubinas volcano have resisted calls to leave their homes since it rumbled back to life about two weeks ago, even though many have reported breathing problems and poisoned livestock. "Ashes fell all over the place...

2006-04-19 17:30:00

AREQUIPA, Peru (Reuters) - At least 1,000 people have suffered respiratory problems from a tower of ash spewing from the Ubinas volcano in southern Peru, and 20 llamas have died after eating poisoned grass, a local official said on Wednesday. Ubinas, in the Moquegua region 550 miles south of Lima, has been belching for much of the month and this week sent smoke and ash 2,600 feet into the air, spreading a thick carpet of ash on areas north of the volcano. Officials said the volcano continued...

2006-04-18 17:09:11

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Officials urged a small farming town in southern Peru to evacuate on Tuesday after a volcano sent smoke and ash 2,600 feet into the air, but residents were reluctant to leave. "A yellow alert has been called, which means precaution due to emission of gases and steam," Armando Minaya, head of the geophysical institute in the southern city of Arequipa, told Reuters. "Civil Defense has sent small anti-gas masks to the town of Querapi and covers for their water...

2006-04-17 17:52:53

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An overloaded tour bus veered off a mountain road, crashed through the metal barrier and tumbled hundreds of feet down a ravine in eastern Mexico on Monday, killing at least 63 people. The accident, on a steep stretch of highway linking the capital with the Gulf of Mexico port city of Veracruz, was one of the worst traffic crashes in Mexico in recent years. Television pictures showed ambulance workers carrying bloodied bodies away from the bus, which was...

2006-04-17 15:21:31

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A tour bus veered off a mountain road, crashed through the metal barrier and plummeted hundreds of feet down a ravine in eastern Mexico on Monday, killing 63 people, police said. The accident, on a steep stretch of highway linking the capital with the Gulf of Mexico port city of Veracruz, was one of the worst traffic crashes in Mexico in recent years. At least 10 children were among the dead. "It broke the barrier and went down a ravine," civil protection...


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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