situated in the south pacific, tikopia island is part of the solomon islands. Considered as nearly an "utopian" society, Tikopia island is nowadays presented in the international press and TV as an example about how to preserve the earth.Thanks to its sustainable economy and especial comunity laws, 1200 persons are living in a 5kms2-square since the 6th century BC.
On October 22, 2005, the Sierra Negra Volcano on Isla Isabela in the Galapagos Islands began erupting, sending ash as high as 12,800 meters (42,000 feet), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. This overlay image shows a strong plume of volcanic ash and steam flowing from the Sierra Negra Volcano on Isla Isabela and blowing to the southwest over the Pacific.
Wolf, the highest volcano of the Galápagos Islands, straddles the equator at the north end of the archipelago's largest island, Isabela. The 1710-m-high Volcán Wolf has steeper slopes than most other Isabela volcanoes, reaching angles up to 35 degrees. A 6 x 7 km caldera, at 700 m one of the deepest of the Galápagos Islands, is located at the volcano's summit. A prominent bench on the west side...
Bagana Volcano on Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea sent a wispy plume southward on June 28, 2007. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying on NASA’s Terra satellite took this picture the same day. In this image, Bagana’s plume appears dingy gray, snaking its way over Bougainville and the Solomon Sea.
Bagana is a symmetrical cone formed from hardened...
Mayon Volcano is a volcano in the Philippines. It is found in the province of Albay in the Bicol Region. Its almost perfectly-shaped cone is considered by many people to be more beautiful than Mt. Fuji in Japan. A few kilometres to the south of the volcano is Legazpi City.
Once known as Plum Pudding Island, this is where 25 year old John F, Kennedy and his surviving crew of PT 109 swam to after the final piece of the hull sank below them and they were left with one option, swim or perish. They swam 3 miles from the point of the wreck of the PT 109 and fell exhausted on the beach of this island. While looking for the island I caught this plane in flight.
Teide (Mount Teide or Pico de Teide) is a volcano and mountain on Tenerife, Canary Islands (28.27 N, 16.6 W). At 3717 m above sea level and approximately 7000m above the adjacent sea bed, it is the highest mountain in Spain, and the third largest volcano on Earth.
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