• A major eruption in 1997 from a fissure north-west of Pillan Patera produced more than 31 cubic kilometres (7.4 cu mi) of fresh lava over a two and a half to five and a half month period, and later flooded the floor of Pillan Patera.
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  • Concerns have been expressed that new fissures may be opening underground, allowing radioactive materials to leak into the ocean.
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  • Granite and pegmatite intrusions also worked their way into fissures in the older gneiss.
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  • Here, the water is heated, becomes less dense and rises back to the surface along fissures or cracks.
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  • ILM built scale miniatures cut into sections to portray parts of Genesis' upheaval (rock slides, fissures opening in the ground) that live-action scenes could not easily replicate.
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  • It disrupted water mains and communication lines and opened a fissure into which the small town of Libertad sank.
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  • It has grey, fissured bark, and dark green, wedge-shaped leaves, 1½ to 5 centimetres (½–2 in) long and 6 to 15 millimetres (1⁄8–2⁄3 in) wide, with serrated margins.
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  • It stands at 159 meters (522 ft), on the highest ridge of a mountain fissured with clefts and pinnacles of granite.
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  • Most of the lodes in the Bullfrog Hills are not simple veins but rather fissure zones with many stringers of vein material.
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  • Natural fissures were popularly regarded as entrances to the subterranean house of Hades and his predecessors, home of the dead.
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  • Olms are gregarious, and usually aggregate either under stones or in fissures.
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  • One origination theory is that early pioneers stumbled across strange fissures from which sulfurous fumes wafted.
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  • Players begin Uru's story in New Mexico near the Cleft, a deep fissure in the ground that leads to the D'ni caverns.
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  • Small basaltic lava flows erupted through fissures at the surface and igneous activity continued sporadically afterwards.
  • Wikipedia: Geology of the Capitol Reef area
  • The branches are light to dark gray in colour, smooth, lustrous, and containing raised lenticels that become fissures with age.
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  • The bulky nests are composed of roots, sticks and plant stems lined with grass, fine twiglets or hair, and may be constructed on ledges, in a cave or similar fissure in a cliff face, or in an abandoned building.
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  • The clay content means that where unimproved they easily become waterlogged when wet, and hard with cracks and fissures during dry periods.
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  • The disease progresses rapidly beyond stage II, as OCD lesions quickly move from stable cysts or fissures to unstable fragments.
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  • The hazard notice was lifted in 1984 after USGS scientists concluded that magma had been injected into fissures below Mammoth Mountain but had congealed underground.
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  • The nest is constructed in a cave or similar fissure in a crag or cliff face.
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  • The new island was named after the fire jötunn Surtur from Norse mythology (Surts is the genitive case of Surtur.) As the eruptions continued, they became concentrated at one vent along the fissure and began to build the island into a more circular shape.
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  • The original eruptive fissures (rift zones) in the flanks of Mauna Kea were buried by its post-shield volcanism.
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  • There is anecdotal but not scientific evidence that fluoride allows more time for dental treatment by slowing the progression of tooth decay, and that it simplifies treatment by causing most cavities to occur in pits and fissures of teeth.
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  • This creates a collapsed depression, called a caldera, and releases vast amounts of volcanic material, usually through fissures that ring the caldera.
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  • To further secure the foundation, workers drilled 660–880 ft (200–270 m) holes into the granite and filled any fissures with grout, creating a grout curtain.
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  • Two former rebel leaders, Xiang Yu (d. 202 BC) of Chu and Liu Bang (d. 195 BC) of Han, engaged in a war to decide who would become hegemon of China, which had fissured into 18 kingdoms, each claiming allegiance to either Xiang Yu or Liu Bang.
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  • Under pressure, the heated water rises to the surface along fissures and faults in the limestone.
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  • Walters traces fissures between Foraker's supporters and those of Sherman from as early as 1887.
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  • When an object is in hydrostatic equilibrium, a global layer of liquid covering its surface would form a liquid surface of the same shape as the body, apart from small-scale surface features such as craters and fissures.
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