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A ridge of volcanic mountains extends through the centre, rising into lofty peaks, and skirted by undulating hills and rich plains, where the cabins of the natives peep out from beneath groves of cocoanut and other luxuriant trees.
With a body of which he was scarcely aware, for even the pain had been exhausted out of it, and with a bright clear brain that accommodated him to a quiet ecstasy of sheer lucidness of thought, he lay back on the lurching litter and watched the fading of the passing world, beholding for the last time the breadfruit tree before the devil- devil house, the dim day beneath the matted jungle roof, the gloomy gorge between the shouldering mountains, the saddle of raw limestone, and the mesa of black volcanic sand.
It is but a group of hollows, craters, circles, a network of crests; then, as far as the eye could see, a whole volcanic network cast upon this encrusted soil.
Nor does their almost universally volcanic composition favour the admission that they are the wrecks of sunken continents;--if they had originally existed as mountain-ranges on the land, some at least of the islands would have been formed, like other mountain-summits, of granite, metamorphic schists, old fossiliferous or other such rocks, instead of consisting of mere piles of volcanic matter.
TOKYO, May 6 (KUNA) -- The Japan Meteorological Agency on Wednesday raised the volcanic alert for Mt.
LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Waiakea has announced that its naturally healthy, sustainable, and ethical premium Hawaiian Volcanic Water will now be available in Whole Foods' Southern Pacific and Northern California regions this month, as well as all Mid Atlantic Wawa Inc.
WELLINGTON (CyHAN)- Rising ash and smoke from a volcanic eruption in Tonga have stopped all international flights to the Pacific island country, local media reported Tuesday.
Janadriah, Rabi'II 17, 1435, Feb 17, 2014, SPA -- The 29th Janadriah Festival for Heritage and Culture has allowed its visitors to see number of pieces of volcanic projectiles that resulted from volcanoes occurred in the Arabian Peninsula millions of years ago, where Saudi Geological Survey (SGS) was keen on displaying these volcanic projectiles at its pavilion.
AN AIRBUS plane has flown through the first-ever artificial ash cloud created in a bid to see how a passenger aircraft can cope with volcanic eruptions.
A volcanic reservoir is unconventional and not regarded as a primary target for oil and gas exploration, so most discoveries there have been by chance.
Washington, January 29 ( ANI ): Volcanic activity on Jupiter's moon Io affects auroral activity in the planet' magnetosphere, researchers have revealed.
DHAMAR, Dec 28-- The Monitoring Center for the Study of Earthquakes and Volcanoes has reported the presence of light volcanic activity on one of the unpopulated islands of 'Jabal Al-Zubair' archipelago, 120 km northwest of Hodeida Governorate.