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Large volcanic eruption may have caused the first mass extinction

Researchers in the USA and Japan say they may have found the cause of the first mass extinction of life. There have been five mass...

New study documents aftermath of a supereruption, and expands size of...

The rare but spectacular eruptions of supervolcanoes can cause massive destruction and affect climate patterns on a global scale for decades - and a...

Campi Flegrei volcano eruption possibly closer than thought

The Campi Flegrei volcano in southern Italy may be closer to an eruption than previously thought, according to new research by UCL and the...

Ancient meteorite impact sparked long-lived volcanic eruptions on Earth

Meteorite impacts can produce more than craters on Earth -- they can also spark volcanic activity that shapes its surface and climate by bringing...

Grand challenges to better prepare for volcanic eruptions

Despite broad understanding of volcanoes, our ability to predict the timing, duration, type, size, and consequences of volcanic eruptions is limited, says a new...

First global maps of volcanic emissions use NASA satellite data

Volcanoes erupt, they spew ash, their scarred flanks sometimes run with both lava and landslides. But only occasionally. A less dramatic but important process...

Can tree rings predict volcanic eruptions?

Scientists made a surprising discovery on their mission to find better indicators for impending volcanic eruptions: it looks like tree rings may be able...

Mount Etna erupts lava in Sicily

Mount Etna has erupted in a fiery show of lava in eastern Sicily. The volcano's latest eruptions, which can last days and even weeks, began...

The secret of the supervolcano

Researchers have now found an explanation for what triggered the largest volcanic eruption witnessed by humankind. The volcano's secret was revealed by geochemical clues...

Are we ready for another massive volcanic eruption?

An enormous volcanic eruption would not necessarily plunge the world into a new societal crisis, according to a new study of the biggest eruption...

Fossilised tree and ice cores help date huge volcanic eruption 1,000...

An international team of researchers has managed to pinpoint, to within three months, a medieval volcanic eruption in east Asia the precise date of...

New study estimates frequency of volcanic eruptions

Holidaymakers concerned about fresh volcanic eruptions causing flight-disrupting ash clouds might be reassured by a study setting out the first reliable estimates of their...

Clues from past volcanic explosion helps research team to model future...

Researchers led by The University of Manchester have developed a model that will help civil defence agencies better judge the impact of future volcanic...

Etna’s volcanic ashes and extreme cold boost life in the abyssal...

Volcanic ashes from the Etna eruption (March, 2012) and the extreme cold from the previous winter, created an authentic shower of manna in the...

Seafloor maps provide new information about 2015 eruption at Axial Seamount

Axial Seamount, a large underwater volcano about 470 kilometers (290 miles) offshore of the Oregon coast, is one of the most active volcanoes in...

Underwater volcano’s eruption captured in exquisite detail by seafloor observatory

The cracking, bulging and shaking from the eruption of a mile-high volcano where two tectonic plates separate has been captured in more detail than...

Cyclic change within magma reservoirs significantly affects the explosivity of volcanic...

A new study published in Geology uses pockets of melts trapped within crystals to understand the conditions occurring beneath volcanoes before explosive eruptions. Volcanologists...

Erupting Underwater Volcano

WHOI expedition leader Will Sellers talks about the adventure of deep-sea research at an erupting underwater volcano.

Mt. Aso could erupt much sooner, scientists warn

Damage from the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake could hasten Mt. Aso's eruption, volcanologists warn. In a paper published on Science, Kyoto University researchers and colleagues...

Tiny zircon crystals clue to volcanic super-eruptions

Australia could have been home to some of Earth's largest ever volcanic eruptions more than 100 million years ago. A Curtin University team looking at...

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