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The Daily Volcano Quote: a narrow escape at Santorini

Dr. Schmidt happened, with his colleagues, to be on the summit of Nea Kameni when a fearful thundering eruption of stones and ashes began, which lasted from two to three minutes. 199 more words

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The Daily Volcano Quote: Aleutian volcanoes

A complete chain of active volcanoes exists along the whole line of the Aleutian islands, and serves to connect the volcanoes of Kamtschatka and Cook’s Inlet. 129 more words

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The Daily Volcano Quote: on the summit of Etna

Smoke was belching out continuously as if from a furnace and, where the surface of the mountain had been split by a long line of fires, under pressure from the winds inside (which on that day were raging quite violently), it also forced an exit for itself in many places; sometimes it even broke out beneath our very feet and would not let us stay still. 96 more words

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The Daily Volcano Quote: a basic goal of volcanology

It is a basic goal of volcanology to investigate what causes the change from an inactive or weakly active state to an active phase, as well as the accompanying phenomena, We can only deduce from observations and plausible arguments that over the long term, increased activity is a consequence of the rise of a batch of magma from the depths. 39 more words

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The Daily Volcano Quote: a missionary's view of Tongariro

It will perhaps at first sight be thought by some of your readers that an article on volcanoes has little to do with missionary work; and so it has, and I only entitle the contribution I am sending you ‘Tongariro Volcano’ because of the close connection that mountain has with the Maori superstition of ‘Tapu’. 108 more words

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The Daily Volcano Quote: the angry gods of Bali

When Java was lost to the Mohammedans 485 years ago, so the legend goes, the disgusted Hindu gods hunted around for a new home. They chose the island of Bali, and since their exalted rank demanded a high dwelling place, they created a chain of mountains. 289 more words

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The Daily Volcano Quote: seawater necessary for volcanic fermentations

What is the nature of that mixture which gives birth to these eruptions, that produce lava and throw up mountains? What we observe as certain… 93 more words

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