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Rangitoto’s eruptive past – new discoveries

Rangitoto Island is far older and was active much longer than previously thought, a new study has found. Associate Professor Phil Shane from the University...

Unrest and eruptions

Seismic, deformation, and gas activity (unrest) typically precedes volcanic eruptions. Tracking the changes of this activity with monitoring data makes it increasingly possible to...

Increase in volcanic eruptions at the end of the ice age...

The combination of erosion and melting ice caps led to a massive increase in volcanic activity at the end of the last ice age,...

‘Cave of forgotten dreams’ may hold earliest painting of volcanic eruption

Mysterious paintings in one of the world’s most famous caves could mark the oldest-known depiction of a volcanic eruption. Spray-shaped images in Chauvet cave...

Study finds ‘frictional heat’ as a new trigger for explosive volcanic...

A new study into magma ascent by geoscientists at the University of Liverpool has found that temperature may be more important than pressure in...

Scientists develop a new method for predicting volcanic eruptions

Researchers from the Department of Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London, have developed a new method which could more accurately determine the...

Types of volcanic eruptions

During a volcanic eruption, lava, tephra (ash, lapilli, volcanic bombs and blocks), and various gases are expelled from a volcanic vent or fissure. Several...

Time lapse of Mexico volcano eruption

Dramatic time lapse video captured by local media showed the moment when Mexico's Colima volcano, known locally as the 'Fire Volcano' erupted, sending a...

Underwater volcano erupts off Tonga

An underwater volcano off Tonga was spewing ash high into the air on Tuesday " 13 January, 2015, causing several carriers to suspend air...

Volcanic eruption on Cape Verde Island

A new volcanic eruption commenced on Fogo, one of the Cape Verde Islands, on November 23rd, 2014. This eruption continues to date, and is...

‘Fire Volcano’ in Mexico spews ash and smoke

The Colima volcano, also known as the 'Fire Volcano,' has erupted, shooting columns of ash and smoke nearly 5,000 feet into the air over...

Small volcanic eruptions partly explain ‘warming hiatus’

The "warming hiatus" that has occurred over the last 15 years has been caused in part by small volcanic eruptions. Scientists have long known that...

Small volcanic eruptions partly explain ‘warming hiatus’

The "warming hiatus" that has occurred over the last 15 years has been partly caused by small volcanic eruptions. Scientists have long known that volcanoes...

How a change in slope affects lava flows

As soon as lava flows from a volcano, exposure to air and wind causes it to start to cool and harden. Rather than hardening...

Super-eruptions – not quite so super?

It turns out that one of the deadliest hazards the Earth can throw at us may happen more often than we thought. Darren Mark...

Second Source of Potentially Disruptive Icelandic Volcanoes Found

New research by The Open University and Lancaster University discovered another type of Icelandic volcanic eruption that could cause disruption. Published in Geology (February...

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