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An opening or rupture in the earth’s surface through which lava, hot gases, and fragments of rock erupt. The effect of volcanic eruptions on humans is both direct—lava flow, tidal waves, mud slides—and indirect—releasing ash that affects the lungs or weather
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It was a volcano called Tamboora, or Tempura, or something, which is over in Asia somewhere, and it blew up.
Every time the earth warms up a couple of degrees, we set off another volcano.
HORIZON - VOLCANO HELL (BBC2, 9pm) HELL hath no fury like an erupting volcano, and if you live on the slopes of an active one, you know this like nothing else.
Visitors can enjoy Costa Rica's volcanos, but judiciously.
Costa Rica's nine active volcanos vividly remind visitors of the awesome power contained in the earth's thin mantle.
Champion and others point out, however, that many explosive volcanos have churned out magnetite and not titanohematite, so other factors are probably involved.
Easy erosion would also account for the fact that Butler has yet to find traces of the volcanos from which the titanohematites might have originated, even though other volcanic fields of about the right age have been found.
But for volcanos and a number of other geological and astronomical phenomena that occurred during the last three or four millennia, there exists yet another source of information: the written records left by ancient peoples: Researchers have found a treasure trove of data--like the two passages at left--in the thousands of volumes of poetry, plays, biographies, histories and official documents left by ancient civilizations ranging from the Egyptians, Romans and Greeks to the Japanese and Koreans.
We have announced that there will be five major releases in the Volcano series, all designed to extend the life of legacy Business Basic applications and to move the language into the next century.