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Volcano Erupts in Chile

Where: Santiago, ChileApril 4, 2009 : Llaima volcano, which is located in Chile's scenic lake region, erupted on Saturday, 4 April, 2009. It is one of the most active volcanoes in South America. It emitted a river of lava more than 1,000 metres long. People could see bright red bursts of lava in the night sky during the...

Volcano Erupts in Alaska

Where: Anchorage, Alaska, USAMarch 23, 2009 : The 3,100 metre high Mount Redoubt, an active volcano, erupted six times in 36 hours starting Sunday, March 22, 2009. It threw up an ash plume almost 15 kilometres high into the air. Scientists had begun issuing alerts 48 hours earlier as they were recording 40 to 50 earthquakes every hour...

The earth has more than 600 active volcanoes…

The earth has more than 600 active volcanoes. Many of them are to be found on what is called the 'Ring of Fire' around the Pacific Ocean. The largest active volcano on the Earth today is the Mauna Lau, which is about 4168 metres (13,677 feet) high. It is situated in the Hawaiian islands. One volcanic explosion in Mauna...

The largest active volcano on Earth is Mauna…

The largest active volcano on Earth is Mauna Loa, in Hawaii. It is 4,168m (13,677ft) high, and one eruption lasted for one-and-a-half years.

The highest mountain on Earth is not Mount…

The highest mountain on Earth is not Mount Everest, but Mauna Kea in the Pacific Ocean. This volcano rises to 10,203 m (33,476ft) from the sea floor to form one of the Hawaiian islands. Mount Everest is the highest mountain on land, at 8,848 m (29.029ft).

One-tenth of the Earth’s surface is always…

One-tenth of the Earth's surface is always under the cover of ice. And almost 90 per cent of that ice is to be found in the continent of Antarctica. The remaining 10 per cent is found on the mountains in the form of glaciers. The ice sheet that covers Antarctica is almost one-and-a-half times the size of America. The...

What is a Volcano?

What is a Volcano?
What is nature's most powerful, most destructive, most dangerous form? Some would say an earthquake, others a cyclone. However, these phenomenon are relatively smaller and less destructive in scale compared to the fury of a volcano.Fourteen miles southeast of Naples in Italy, lie the remains of an ancient town called Pompeii. The city flourished under the shadows of the...

Volcanoes

Volcanoes
Volcanoes are nature's wildest and most destructive force. Human history tells tales of the fury and destruction of these 'mountains of fire'.

What were the Voyager Missions?

What were the Voyager Missions?
Imagine a journey that takes you a billion kilometres away from earth, to the edge of the solar system, from where you can look back over your shoulder and see our sun as just another star in the sky.We are not talking about a science fiction movie but the Voyager space mission. On August 20, 1977, the Voyager 2...

The Luckiest Men?

St Pierre was a town of some 30,000 inhabitants, lying in a mile-long, crescent-shaped strip in the Martinique Islands, in the Caribbean or West Indies. The city had a grand backdrop: the 4,430 feet high Mount Pelee or 'bald' mountain. The mountain lives on but the town has become a part of its fiery history. Mount Pelee is a...

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