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  1. Visiting an old flame

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Robin Esrock

    ... Robin Esrock Located 32km from the popular Chilean lakeside resort town of Pucon, the steep, snowy slopes of Villarica volcano have become a hiking must-do for energetic visitors. The Pucon area is cabin country, located in a delightful lake district popu ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes off coast of southern Philippines

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:16pm by Reuters in Manila

    ... initially said the quake was magnitude 6. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology measured the quake at 6.1 magnitude. The quake was detected 88 kilometres southeast from the coastal ...

  3. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Philippines orders evacuation as Mayon volcano threatens to erupt

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 01:17pm

    ... The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level to “critical” for Mount Mayon in eastern Albay province late on Monday after recording an escalation of unrest over a 15-hour ... southeast of Manila, according to the director of the state volcanology agency, Renato Solidum. “A hazardous eruption is possible within weeks,” Solidum said. Residents within the volcano’s 6km ...

  4. Drawing found on fallen father finds its way home

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Sixty-five years ago, US soldier Franklin Hobbs pulled an unlikely souvenir from the breast pocket of a dead Japanese soldier on the blood-soaked island of Iwo Jima. The simple drawing, obviously by a child's hand, must have mov ...

  5. All quiet but for deadly birds

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck We're still slogging our way across the Gulf of Alaska, alone except for the occasional whale and the constant company of seabirds. One of the most common birds looks like Northern fulmar- a bird that stays at sea, flying or swimming, f ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Volcano spews lava in Philippines eruption

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 07:01pm by AP

    ... Associated Press The Philippines’ most active volcano has belched out huge lava fragments that rolled about a kilometre down its slope, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said on Tuesday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level to “critical” for Mount Mayon in eastern Albay province on late Monday, meaning ...

  7. Lord almighty

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Off the east coast of Australia lies a stunning island that teems with life on land and under water. Fortunately, humans are few and far between, writes Nicholas Walton. Silence can be deafening to a city dweller. And on Lord Howe Island- whose name few a ...

  8. Detours: Over the top

    Posted May 30th 2007, 12:00am by Robin Esrock

    ... Robin Esrock Most visitors to Costa Rica make a beeline for the small town of La Fortuna, in the hope of seeing molten rock tumbling down the steep cone of the Arenal volcano. There are few sights quite like it, but what the brochures fail to mention is t ...

  9. Antigua

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Tim Pile

    ... Diverse cultures, natural beauty and colonial heritage beckon you to the vibrant heart of Guatemala, writes Tim Pile 1 A Walking Tour Antigua's streets are largely vehicle-free and ideal for exploring on foot. Wander around the ruins of churches, mon ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's nuclear safety regulator accused of ignoring risk from volcanoes

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 10:17pm by Reuters

    ... a professor of volcanology at the University of Tokyo, who advised officials when they were forming regulatory guidelines for monitoring volcanoes. Eruptions that form calderas are devastating, ... But Toshitsugu Fujii, the head of the Japan Meteorological Agency's volcanic eruption monitoring committee and honorary professor of volcanology at the University of Tokyo, said ...




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