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2006-02-10 06:53:02

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- From his home in Nanwalek, Vince Evans can stare across the water at Augustine Volcano as it pumps out clouds of ash and steam, but like many residents in the isolated village, Evans prefers to check the Internet for the latest on the erupting island mount. The Alaska Volcano Observatory's popular Web site lets the public track Augustine's activity, from live earthquake data to hourly updates on the blasts of ash and rocky pyroclastic flows that have rumbled down the...

2006-02-10 02:45:00

TOKYO -- Japan's government is expected to announce this month measures to deal with a possible eruption for of its famed Mount Fuji, officials said, but they added there were no signs that the long-dormant volcano had become active. The 12,390-foot Mount Fuji has not erupted for nearly three centuries, but signs of increased seismic activity five years ago prompted the government to create a panel to begin work on an evacuation plan. The panel has already outlined ways to evacuate...

2006-02-07 09:51:54

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A volcano in the Aleutian Islands coughed up an ash cloud Monday, prompting the Alaska Volcano Observatory to raise the mountain's threat level to code red. Satellites detected the cloud after it detached from the summit of 5,676-foot Cleveland Volcano, located near the Aleutian chain's halfway point. Code red, the highest threat level, means a significant eruption is occurring. The Federal Aviation Administration issued a temporary flight restriction in a cylindrical...

2006-02-06 22:13:07

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A volcano on an uninhabited island in Alaska erupted on Monday, sending a cloud of ash 22,000 feet into the air and triggering an elevation of the mountain's threat level. Scientists detected the morning eruption at Cleveland Volcano, a 5,676-foot peak, on satellite imagery, officials at the Alaska Volcano Observatory said. The observatory issued a Code Red warning, the highest level of alert, for the volcano, because the ash cloud was near a level...

2006-02-06 21:40:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A volcano on an uninhabited island in Alaska erupted on Monday, sending a cloud of ash 22,000 feet into the air and triggering an elevation of the mountain's threat level. Scientists detected the morning eruption at Cleveland Volcano, a 5,676-foot (1,730-meter) peak, on satellite imagery, officials at the Alaska Volcano Observatory said. The observatory issued a Code Red warning, the highest level of alert, for the volcano, because the ash cloud was near a level...

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2006-01-31 12:26:42

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Ash from a steadily erupting volcano in south-central Alaska wafted slowly toward the southern Kenai Peninsula and grounded flights to and from Kodiak Island on Monday. Scientists reported that hot, gaseous pyroclastic flows were seen coursing down the volcano's slopes. Augustine Volcano's eruption at 6:48 a.m. marked the fourth straight day of eruptions and generated an ash plume reaching almost five miles into the skies above Cook Inlet. The ash was moving east and...

2006-01-28 03:20:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- After 10 days of relative calm, Alaska's Augustine Volcano roared back to life late on Friday, shooting a cloud of ash 40,000 feet into the sky. It was the 10th explosion since January 11, when the 4,134-foot (1,260-meter) volcano in southern Cook Inlet began an eruptive phase, reported the Alaska Volcano Observatory, a joint federal-state office. As of late Friday, there were no reports of ash settling onto any of the nearby communities, but some was expected to drift...

2006-01-17 19:49:28

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - Search crews in Costa Rica found the bodies of a U.S. couple on Tuesday after their single-engine airplane crashed against a volcano, Red Cross officials said. The single engine Beechcraft piloted by a man and his wife, both from Des Moines, Iowa, disappeared on Sunday from San Jose radar screens while flying in the vicinity of Irazu Volcano, some 17 km (11 miles) east of San Jose. Bad weather prevented authorities from finding the wreckage in rugged...

2006-01-17 17:45:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A volcano on an uninhabited island off the coast of Alaska erupted again on Tuesday, shooting ash miles (km) into the air, a scientist at the Alaska Volcano Observatory said. The eruption from the Augustine volcano, which is about 175 miles southwest of Anchorage, sent a cloud of ash 8.5 miles above sea level. It was the ninth eruption since the volcano rumbled to life last week. The National Weather Service issued advisories of ash fall, which poses a risk to people with...

2006-01-13 20:19:36

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Three explosions at Augustine Volcano, an island peak 171 miles southwest of Anchorage, sent ash clouds soaring nearly 10 miles above sea level on Friday, officials said. The explosions, lasting 3 1/2 to 11 minutes each, followed two similar events on Wednesday and were part of an eruptive period that could last for months, said Tina Neal, a geologist with the federal-state Alaska Volcano Observatory. "This is one big eruption period, and it's going to...


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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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