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was destroyed before the lava flow was halted by application of 6.8 billion litres of cold sea water. Geography The Vestmannaeyjar archipelago is considered young in geological terms. The islands lie in the Southern Icelandic Volcanic Zone and have been formed

by eruptions over the past 10,000–12,000 years. The volcanic system consists of 70–80 volcanoes both above and below the sea. ) *Elliðaey (

: festival title The Festival publisher accessdate 13 April 2014 Film *From 1998 to 2003 the island of Heimaey was home to Keiko (Keiko (orca)) the killer whale, star of ''Free Willy'' (1993). *The film ''The Deep (The Deep (2012 film))'' (2012), based on true events, is set on and around the island. Literature *The islands and their history of volcanic activity play a major role in James Rollins' seventh

Susanville, California

into the Shasta County Sports Hall Of Fame. length U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 17, 2011 that drains from an arid plateau of volcanic (volcano) highlands along the Great Basin

Divide to intermittent Honey Lake. The river flows from eastern Lassen County (Lassen County, California) from east of Lassen Volcanic National Park generally east past Susanville (Susanville, California) and emerging into a ranching valley to enter the north end of Honey Lake. Along with Fredonyer Pass, the Susan River is the northern boundary of the Sierra Nevada (Sierra Nevada (U.S.)).

). The route today can be approximated by taking Nevada State Route 49 (Jungo Rd.) from Winnemucca, Nevada to Gerlach, Nevada and from there to Susanville, California via Smoke Creek Road. From there, California State Route 44 through Lassen Volcanic National Park to Redding, California approximates the rest of the trail. It depended upon springs for water, as there were no dependable creeks along most of the route. East of Mt. Lassen, it used part of Lassen's road


, in the northeast part of the lake where it discharges to the Waikato River. The river flows over one of New Zealand's most spectacular waterfalls, Huka Falls, a short distance north of the town. Taupo is a centre of volcanic and geothermal activity and hot springs suitable for bathing are located at several places in the vicinity. The volcanic mountain of Mount Tauhara lies six kilometres (4 mi) to the east. Some forested area exists near Taupo, with understory

views over the lake and to the volcanic mountains of Tongariro National Park to the south. It offers a number of tourist activities including sky diving, jet boating and paragliding. Taupo services a number of surrounding plantation pine forests including Kaingaroa Forest, the largest manmade forest in the world, and related industry. A large sawmill is sited approximated 3 km to the north east of the town on Centennial Drive. The Wairakei Power Station Wairakei geothermal power

of deviations through the hills to Mangaweka in the south and Waiouru to the north. North of Taihape the road and railway first cross the wide volcanic plateau (North Island Volcanic Plateau) (with the volcanoes Mount Ruapehu, Mount Ngauruhoe, and Mount Tongariro) and the Rangipo Desert before the road reaches Lake Taupo and the more hospitable country beyond Taupo at the north end of the lake, while the railway turns briefly westward through Ohakune on its way


on island in Lake Catemaco The municipality is located in the Los Tuxtlas mountain region in the south of Veracruz, a rugged area of recent volcanic origin. It is located in a valley between the San Martín Volcano and the Santa Marta mountain ranges, extending from Lake Catemaco to the Gulf of Mexico shore, with an average altitude of 340 meters above sea level. Most of the wild vegetation has

, such as the Tepepa Falls on the San Andrés River. The most important body of water in the municipality is Lake Catemaco. The lake basin was formed by volcanic eruptions of the Santa Martha and San Martín Volcanos. The lake is elliptical, with a maximum length of eleven km and a maximum width of eight km. It contains 553 million cubic meters of water and covers and area of 73km2, but is shallow, with an average depth of eight meters

, blowing strongly over the lake throughout the year. From February to October, northeast winds are dominant. Colder and faster northern winds blow from November to January. Geographically, the Sierra de Los Tuxtlas is the volcanic massif centered on Catemaco, bordering on the Gulf of Mexico and encompassing the gulf coast and inland terrain of the volcanic massifs of San Martín Tuxtla, Santa Marta and San Martín Pajapan from the Gulf of Mexico and roughly 100 meters inland to app. 1750


Knut Bergsland year 1994 title Aleut Dictionary publisher Alaska Native Language Center location Fairbanks isbn 1-55500-047-9 is one of the Fox Islands (Fox Islands (Alaska)) of the Aleutian Islands. With of land area, it is the third largest island in the Aleutian archipelago and the 19th largest island in the United States (List of islands of the United States by area). The island is home to a large volcanic caldera on Mount Okmok

about . The island is very mountainous with a low level of vegetation. The island does not have a harbor, although a sizeable bay is located in western part of the island and contains the Adugak Island. ref name third >

schemes Aviation Alert Level Green and Volcanic-alert Level (Volcano warning schemes) Normal. To the north from Mount Recheshnoi, in the valley of Geyser Creek are located geothermal fields with geysers. In 1988 here were active 5 geysers up to 2 m high and 9 natural fountains up to 0.7 m high.

Poços de Caldas

;nbsp;km² urban and 459 km² rural) in the municipality. The physical area is made up for the most part of a high plateau formed by mountains, fields and valleys with an area of approximately 750 km². The average elevation is 1200 m (3937 ft), with Cristo Redentor, the highest point, at 1686 m (5531 ft). The topography is highly suggestive of a volcanic (volcano) crater (Volcanic crater) and, given that the region's rocks are indeed

igneous (Igneous rock) and there are hot springs, this gave rise to a common misconception that Poços de Caldas would be located inside the crater of a large extinct volcano. In reality, Poços de Caldas is inside a caldera that was formed by the collapse of a central portion of terrain amid elevated areas, and while the latter have volcanic origin, the process that formed the supposed "crater" had nothing to do with volcanic activity.

Santa Tecla, El Salvador

Lithosols. Entisols (phase very rugged mountainous hilly) and Latosol reddish clay, and Lithosols Andosols. Alfisols and Inceptisols (phase rolling to hilly terrain, the stoniness variable). Pyroclastic materials abound, andesitic and basaltic lavas, volcanic detrital sediments with pyroclastic material and lava flows intercalated dacite lavas and adesíticas and basaltic lava flows.The terrain features in the town most notable are the San Salvador volcano or Quezaltepec; the hills of Los Angeles

) The Santa Tecla Museum right 200px thumb Santa Tecla Museum (MUTE) (image:Museo de Santa Tecla 2012.jpg) The MUTE's neoclassical building was originally designed and built as a prison in 1902 by architect José Jeréz; who also designed most of Santa Tecla's landmarks. The highlight of the building is the main tower, which once served as office for the mayor of the city. The building was made from various materials including clay brick of volcanic origin. The original prison had 4 major cells

200px thumb Cathedral del Nuestra Señora del Carmen in downtown Santa Tecla (File:Iglesia Del Carmen Sta Tecla LL 2012.jpg) Santa Tecla is home to the church Iglesia El Carmen, an architectural relic of the nineteenth century. This temple was erected between 1856 to 1914. It has a characteristic neo-Gothic style with structures carved in wood and walls made of brick and talpetate (material made from volcanic ash). It houses 3 stunning historical bells that echoed throughout Santa Tecla


or the Gold Coast (Gold Coast, Queensland) as possible routes. Scenic and chartered flights in both helicopters and float planes are operated by Volcanic Air who are based on Rotorua's lake front. Rail Rotorua is connected to the rail network by the Rotorua Branch line from Putaruru. Up until 2001, passenger trains ran from Auckland to Rotorua via Hamilton daily using Silver Fern railcars, terminating north of the town centre at Koutu

. The Rotomahana field was destroyed by the Mount Tarawera eruption in 1886. New Zealand straddles the boundary between two tectonic plates. The subduction of the Pacific plate under the Indo-Australian Plate results in volcanism, especially in the North Island's Taupo Volcanic Zone. The associated geothermal energy is used in numerous hydrothermal power plants (hydrothermal circulation). Matthew Hall (2004)

Existing and Potential Geothermal Resource for Electricity Generation . Ministry for Economic Development. Some volcanic places are also famous tourist destinations, such as the Rotorua geysers. *Other ports: Whangarei, Devonport (Devonport, New Zealand) (Auckland), Gisborne (Gisborne, New Zealand), New Plymouth, Wanganui, Nelson (Nelson, New Zealand), Picton (Picton, New Zealand), Westport (Westport, New Zealand), Greymouth, Timaru, Bluff

French Southern and Antarctic Lands

style guide publisher Publications Office date 2008-06-12 ( ''), a group of volcanic (volcano) islands in the southern Indian Ocean, southeast of Africa, approximately equidistant

australes et antarctiques françaises'', or ''TAAF''; are a group of islands of the Southern Ocean , about equidistant between Africa, Antarctica, and Australia along with a narrow strip of Antarctica, known as Adelie land. Regions right (Image:French Southern and Antarctic Lands-CIA WFB Map (2004).png) *Kerguelen (''Archipel des Kerguelen''), a group of volcanic islands in the southern Indian Ocean, southeast of Africa, approximately

of Madagascar. Understand The Southern Lands consist of two near-polar archipelagos, Iles Crozet and Iles Kerguelen, and two volcanic islands, Ile Amsterdam and Ile Saint-Paul. They have no permanent inhabitants and are visited only by researchers studying the native fauna. The "Antarctic Lands" portion consists of Adelie Land, a thin slice of the Antarctic continent discovered and claimed by the French in 1840, and set aside by the Antarctic Treaty. Get in By plane

Squamish, British Columbia

title Around the Sound: A History of Howe Sound-Whistler publisher Harbour Publishing year 2001 pages url http: excerpt AroundtheSound 103 isbn 978-1550172355 oclc 56329598 Although part of the Garibaldi Volcanic Belt within the Cascade Volcanic Arc, it is not considered part of the Cascade Range.

on , just southwest of Mamquam Lake at southwest end of Garibaldi Provincial Park. Volcanic eruptions in Canada

rarely cause fatalities because of their remoteness and low level of activity. The only known fatality due to volcanic activity in Canada occurred at the Tseax Cone in 1775, when a long basaltic lava flow travelled down the Tseax (Tseax River) and Nass Rivers, destroying a Nisga'a village and killing approximately 2,000 people by volcanic gases.

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