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Volcanic eruptions reduce global rainfall

Climate change is occurring all over the globe as 1°C increase in Earth's surface temperature has led to the sea level rise, abrupt melting...

How drones can monitor explosive volcanoes

Due to the difficult accessibility and the high risk of collapse or explosion, the imaging of active volcanoes has so far been a great...

South American volcano showing early warning signs of ‘potential collapse’

South American volcano showing early warning signs of 'potential collapse', research shows One of South America's most prominent volcanoes is producing early warning signals of...

A twist in the story of volcanic eruptions and mass extinctions

An emerging scientific consensus is that gases—in particular carbon gases–released by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago contributed to some of Earth's greatest mass...

Icelandic volcano swell signals potential eruption

Small earthquakes and a so-called "inflation" of the mountain, signalling a potential volcanic eruption, have been reported near Iceland's famous "Blue Lagoon," local authorities...

Scientists unravel the mystery of volcanic eruptions

Russian and Italian scientists have recently come closer to understanding volcanic eruptions by studying Monte Nuovo near Naples as a basis. Lava, the molten...

Living at the edge of an active volcano: Risk from lava...

On Mt. Etna volcano, inhabited areas have been inundated repeatedly by lava flows in historical times. The increasing exposure of a larger population, which...

Tsunami unleashed by Anak Krakatoa eruption was at least 100m high

The deadly volcanic eruption of Anak Krakatoa in 2018 unleashed a wave at least 100m high that could have caused widespread devastation had it...

Newborn volcanic island in the Pacific has survived five years

A surtseyan eruption is a volcanic eruption in shallow water. It's named after the island Surtsey, off the coast of Iceland. In 2015, a...

How to recognise where a volcano will erupt

On television, the eruption of volcano shoots magma right out of the top. However, it is not so uncommon that magma erupts from the...

What does the future of Kilauea hold?

Ever since Hawaii's Kilauea stopped erupting in August 2018, ceasing activity for the first time in 35 years, scientists have been wondering about the...

Mysterious Large-Magnitude Eruption that Covered the Mediterranean

The caldera-forming eruption of Campi Flegrei (Italy) 40,000 years ago is the largest known eruption in Europe during the last 200,000 years, but little...

New evidence suggests volcanoes caused biggest mass extinction ever

Biggest Mass Extinction Researchers say mercury buried in ancient rock provides the strongest evidence yet that volcanoes caused the biggest mass extinction in the history...

Driving force of volcanic super-hazards uncovered

Massey volcanologists have discovered the driving force behind superheated gas-and-ash clouds from volcanic eruptions, which may help save lives and infrastructure around the globe. Endangering...

Large volcanic eruptions can alter hurricane strength and frequency

A new study led by Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory researcher Suzana Camargo and Université du Québec à Montréal's Francesco Pausata provides deeper insight into how...

Large volcanic eruption in Scotland may have contributed to prehistoric global...

Around 56 million years ago, global temperatures spiked. Researchers at Uppsala University and in the UK now show that a major explosive eruption from...

How Magma Climbs the Crustal Ladder Between Eruptions

The road cut seems rather dull and gray at first, but the tuff and pumice rocks hold the secrets of a volcano. Covered in...

New insight into how magma feeds volcanic eruptions

A novel research study by scientists at the University of Liverpool has provided new insights into how molten rock (magma) moves through the Earth's...

Scientists eavesdrop on volcanic rumblings to forecast eruptions

A new study has shown that monitoring inaudible low frequencies called infrasound produced by a type of active volcano could improve the forecasting of...

Tidal cycles could help predict volcanic eruptions

Just before a surprise eruption of New Zealand's Ruapehu volcano in 2007, seismic tremor near its crater became tightly correlated with twice-monthly changes in...

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