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2011-08-08 14:49:44

Primary succession on the slopes University of Guam ecologist Thomas Marler recently mobilized efforts to characterize the vegetation that has recovered following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, Philippines. "My interest was sparked by the paradox that this volcano's cataclysmic 1991 eruption was so powerful it changed global climate, yet after a full 15 years the biology of the recovering ecosystem had not been studied," said Marler. The void of research motivated the Guam ecologist to spend...

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2011-08-04 12:30:00

Alaska officials have raised the alert level of a volcano after a growing lava dome appeared in its summit crater. The Alaska Volcano Observatory said the observation increases the possibility but does not guarantee an eruption at Cleveland Volcano. The officials said the dome has grown from about 131 feet to 164 feet in diameter since Friday. Officials said that if the dome continues to grow, lava may flow onto the volcano's flanks.  They said this would not be hazardous to...

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2011-08-01 13:26:23

Mount Etna volcano on the island of Sicily erupted during the weekend, shooting flames 820-feet in the air and spewing lava down its slopes. Some are concerned about the effects the eruption will have on air travel, but the winds were blowing the ash away from the airport and no flights had been cancelled. According to the Italian Institute of Volcanology, the volcanic activity started on Saturday morning and continued through the day and overnight into Sunday. This is the fourth and the...

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2011-07-24 06:00:00

The Alaska Volcano Observatory has issued an eruption advisory for a remote volcano in the Aleutian Islands which, according to various media reports, lies underneath a major American flight route. According to the Daily Mail, the volcano in question--5,676-foot tall Mount Cleveland (also known as Cleveland Volcano) on the western end of the island of Chuhinadak--"could be poised for its first big eruption in ten years," which has experts anticipating that "it could erupt at any moment,...

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2011-07-20 08:25:00

A central Indonesian volcano that began erupting last Thursday shooting hot ash and smoke into the air through Sunday, erupted twice more on Monday, forcing people to remain in shelters for their own safety, according to a government vulcanologist. Mount Lokon, located on northern Sulawesi Island in Indonesia, until last week has remained dormant since 1991. Monday's "two eruptions happened within ten minutes which sent a column of ash and smoke up to 600 meters (1,968 feet) into the air,"...

2011-07-18 11:16:00

MOUNT KILIMANJARO, Tanzania, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, seven adventurous men and women with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and four with Parkinson's disease (PD), along with nine climbing companions, reached the highest peak in Africa. This is the first time that a group of people with both of these neurodegenerative diseases have united as a committed team to reach a summit this high, all whilst showing solidarity in supporting one another every step of the way. This climb...

2011-06-27 07:48:00

TSX-V: KSK VANCOUVER, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Kiska Metals Corporation ("Kiska or the Company") reports the addition of Jack Miller, P.Eng. to the Company's Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting held in Vancouver on June 23. Mr. Miller's leadership and expertise in advanced project development and mine construction will be integral to the progression of the Company's flagship Whistler Project in Alaska. The Company is also pleased to announce that Geoff Chater has...

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2011-06-02 12:37:26

Clive Oppenheimer, a leading volcanologist, has warned of a one-in-500 chance the earth will be hit with a "super-volcano" this century, reports the Telegraph. The vulcanology expert said this statistic is worse than it sounds:  "It is a lot more likely than an asteroid impact." He highlighted natural disasters of recent years including the 2010 Eyjafjallajokull eruption in Iceland and more recently, the eruption of Grímsvötn. "The events in Japan remind us that...

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2011-05-23 06:05:00

After lying dormant underneath a glacier since 2004, a volcano in Iceland began spewing steam, ash and smoke into the upper atmosphere on Sunday. Despite the impressive show, this eruption is less likely to endanger air traffic as a similar eruption last did last year. Closing the main airport in the country as a precaution, pilots were warned to steer clear of Iceland as areas close to the Grimsvotn (GREEMSH-votn) volcano were plunged into darkness. Scientists, however, explain that another...

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2011-02-25 09:08:34

No matter their size or shape, explosive volcanoes produce tremors at similar frequencies for minutes, days or weeks before they erupt. In the Feb. 24 issue of the journal Nature, researchers at Yale University and the University of British Columbia (UBC) describe a model that explains this strange phenomenon "“ and may help forecast deadly eruptions. When such volcanoes erupt they can shoot hot ash up to 40 kilometers into the atmosphere and cause devastating destruction when the ash...


Latest Stratovolcanoes Reference Libraries

Arenal Volcano
2014-08-28 11:31:44

Arenal Volcano, also known as Volcán Arenal, is an active stratovolcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. It can be found in Arenal Volcano National Park and was one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes until 2010. This volcano has a small crater and several eruptive vents and is the youngest of all active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano has produced some violent eruptions, including the eruption of 1968, which covered three villages, killed eighty-seven people, and...

2014-08-28 11:14:31

Nevado del Ruiz, also known as La Mesa de Herveo, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of the Colombian territories, or departments, of Caldas and Tolima. It reaches an elevation of 17,457 and is shaped like a cone. This volcano is protected within Los Nevados National Natural Park, along with many other volcanoes, and it is a popular tourist destination. Winter activities like skiing are conducted here as well as hiking and fishing. Nevado del Ruiz is part of the...

Galeras
2014-08-28 10:56:28

Galeras is a stratovolcano that is located in Nariño, a Colombian controlled territory. This volcano, which reaches a height of 14,029 feet, is highly active and the most active volcano in Colombia. It primarily contains andesite and holds two calderas that were created by eruptions in the past 560,000 years. Although it is shaped like a horseshoe, eruptions have caused a cone shaped structure to build up in one of the calderas. It was labeled a Decade Volcano in 1991, despite its recent...

Paektu Mountain
2014-08-28 10:46:25

Paektu Mountain, also known as Baektu Mountain or Changbai Mountain, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of China and North Korea. At an elevation of 9,003 feet, it is the tallest peak on the Korean Peninsula and in northeastern China, as well as the tallest peak in the Baekdudaegan and Changbai mountain ranges. The volcano is a popular tourist area for many South Koreans and foreign travelers. Paektu Mountain is a cone shaped volcano that holds a large caldera that...

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....

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