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2008-07-14 10:36:50

Ten Alaskan residents were forced to evacuate the eastern side of Umnak Island after a volcano erupted, sending a cloud of ash 35,000 feet into the air. The eruption of Okmok Volcano, located in Alaska's Aleutian chain, began just before noon and continued through Saturday night, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory. Residents of a nearby cattle ranch located on the island sought evacuation shortly after eruption, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Umnak residents were taken to...

2008-07-13 03:00:15

Ten people were evacuated from a remote island in Alaska Saturday after a volcanic eruption in the Aleutians, the U.S. Coast Guard reported. The fishing boat Tara Gaila picked up the seven adults and three children from Umnak Island after the group called military police on Kodiak Island and requested help, the Coast Guard said in a statement. The call for help came about 15 minutes after the Okmak volcano erupted unexpectedly, sending a cloud of ash some 35,000 feet into the sky. The...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.