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detecting water on Mars
2014-10-07 03:00:14

Provided by Eric Sorensen, Washington State University A Washington State University undergraduate has helped develop a new method for detecting water on Mars. Her findings appear in Nature Communications, one of the most influential general science journals. Kellie Wall, 21, of Port Orchard, Wash., looked for evidence that water influenced crystal formation in basalt, the dark volcanic rock that covers most of eastern Washington and Oregon. She then compared this with volcanic rock...

2014-09-29 12:30:39

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC), a leading company focused on improving patient and economic outcomes on a global basis by developing and delivering innovative minimally invasive coronary and peripheral visualization, physiology diagnostics and therapies, today confirmed receipt of a letter to its Board of Directors from Engaged Capital, LLC. The Company issued the following statement in response: Volcano welcomes the perspectives of its...

mount st helens
2014-09-29 07:19:21

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ten years ago Wednesday, Mount St. Helens in Washington erupted after being quiet for nearly two decades, and now US Geological Survey (USGS) scientists are concerned that the volcano could mark the occasion by becoming active once again, various media outlets reported over the weekend. The volcano reawakened in September 2004 and erupted on October 1, remaining active until late January 2008, according to the USGS. That event began...

earthquake swarm
2014-09-29 04:57:03

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In what is being called one of the worst spells of seismic activity in a decade, residents of the Mammoth Lakes region of central California experienced more than 600 earthquakes in the span of 24 hours late last week. According to Willis Robinson of the Daily Mail, the so-called “earthquake swarm” started just before 5am on Thursday and the earthquakes themselves ranged in magnitude from 1.0 to 3.8. At least 109 of them were...

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2014-09-28 06:00:25

Rob Gutro, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center A joint NOAA/NASA satellite is one of several satellites providing valuable information to aviators about volcanic hazards. An aviation "orange" alert was posted on August 18, 2014, for Bárðarbunga, a stratovolcano located under the Vatnajökull glacier in Iceland, indicating the “volcano shows heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption.” Much of the information leading to that alert came from satellites...

volcano Unknown eruption
2014-09-22 03:00:58

Hannah Johnson, University of Bristol New light has been shed on one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in the last 500 years – the so-called 'Unknown eruption' – thanks to an unusual collaboration between a historian and a team of earth scientists at the University of Bristol. This eruption occurred just before the 1815 Tambora volcanic eruption which is famous for its impact on climate worldwide, with 1816 given memorable names such as 'Eighteen-Hundred-and-Froze-to-Death', the...

2014-09-19 23:00:26

Thousands of Unbound families are being evacuated from their homes while a tropical storm floods homes in Metro Manila and a grumbling Mayon Volcano is threatening to erupt in Legazpi. Kansas City, KS (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Unbound, an international humanitarian organization based in Kansas City, is responding to families in regions of the Philippines being affected by both a tropical storm and an active volcano. More than 1,060 families evacuated to the nearest public schools while...

volcano mantle plume theory wrong
2014-09-10 11:26:57

Marcus Woo, California Institute of Technology In the typical textbook picture, volcanoes, such as those that are forming the Hawaiian islands, erupt when magma gushes out as narrow jets from deep inside Earth. But that picture is wrong, according to a new study from researchers at Caltech and the University of Miami in Florida. New seismology data are now confirming that such narrow jets don't actually exist, says Don Anderson, the Eleanor and John R. McMillian Professor of Geophysics,...

2014-09-09 12:31:07

LAKE KIOWA, Texas, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nevis Capital Corporation (OTC: OCEE) announces updates on Ciggies Electronic Cigarette Company (www.ciggies.biz ). Since Nevis announced its association with Ciggies, Ciggies has been aggressively focusing on increasing productivity, distribution and marketing strategies. Shadd Vickery, president of Ciggies, has implemented several innovative strategies that have allowed increased production, distribution and revenue. Management's...

2014-09-09 12:20:43

The company's tours allow passengers to observe current lava flows from the air, including those in remote areas not open to the public. KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Island Air, Hawaii's oldest air tour company, is now offering tours that make it possible to observe dramatic views of Kiluaea's current lava eruptions from the air. The company's narrated "Twilight" and "Hilo Volcano" tours give passengers a unique perspective of the glowing lava below,...


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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 Hudson
2014-10-04 18:07:58

Mount Hudson, also known as Volcán Hudson, is an active stratovolcano that is located in southern Chile, named after 9th-century Chilean Navy hydrographer Francisco Hudson. Its summit, which is covered in glaciers, holds a caldera that was created from a large eruption that occurred in 4750 BCE or 1890 BCE. Based on evidence found at the Los Toldos archaeological site, it is thought that the early eruption destroyed most settlements in the area at that time. Modern eruptions occurred in...

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