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Special to The TimesA volcano that had been dormant for thousands of years shot hot ash into the stratosphere Tuesday, forcing the evacuation of a remote stretch of Chilean Patagonia. The Chaiten volcano initially erupted Friday, prompting most residents to flee the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe shaking has slowed for now, the sense of panic eased, the search for the missing ebbed. But six months of tremors, including one major earthquake, have left many in this remote corner of Patagonia unhinged. The picture-postcard scenery of heavily...
Real volcanos may take millennia to form, but in Las Vegas they can take just 20 years to look dated. That's what The Mirage hotel-casino concluded before it mounted a $25 million facelift of its iconic erupting volcano on the Las Vegas Strip. The...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterCougar, Wash. In the dark, foggy shroud of an early fall morning, headlamps cast eerie lights on the faces of a dozen or so hikers lingering at a trail head that leads to the summit of the most active volcano in the continental U.S. The shadowy...
- Alaska Airlines says it's resuming flights to and from Alaska after ash clouds cleared from the most recent eruption of Mount Redoubt. Thirty-five flights were canceled through early Tuesday morning because of six eruptions from the volcano about 100...
The eruption of Mount Redoubt may have some locals concerned about its effect on Western Washington, But according to University of Washington seismologist Steve Malone, this particular volcano isn't a concern explaining, "they're all part of some plate...
OK, I know I promised to blog about what I did on my summer "vacation", but I'd rather write about interesting stuff right now. The "summer vacation" stuff will be coming soon. Redoubt Volcano in Alaska could erupt in a few days based on what...
Tags: Anchorage, Disasters and Accidents, Landforms, Volcanoes, Hawaii
Although warm and quiet across much of the country, Alaska is preparing for an eruption. Mt. Redoubt, located about 100 miles southwest of Anchorage, is still ready to blow according to scientists. Over the past month, the large volcano has sent...
Tags: Disasters and Accidents, Landforms, Volcanoes, Alaska
The Alaska Volcano Observatory is the best site for updated information on the eruption of Mt. Redoubt. They're even posting updates via Twitter! As of Monday morning, the volcano had already erupted four times, shooting smoke and ash as high as 50,...
Special to The Times"Do I believe in elves?" Sveinki repeated my question. Tap, tap, tap, he knocked the ash from his pipe on a chunk of lava. He had done this so often during our four days of hiking together that it had become a comforting soundtrack to our trip. We were...
Special to The TimesKatmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska From an observation deck at the edge of the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, we looked beyond a verge of green onto a seemingly unbroken barren expanse. About 15 miles away, at the far end of the valley, rose a...
Special to The TimesYou goin' down?" The question came from inside a battered pickup truck to my right. Inside, a scruffy guy in his 40s, with a bushy auburn mustache and a ponytail protruding from a sun-bleached baseball cap, sat drinking Smirnoff Ice and smoking a clove...
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