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The world’s newest island

A new island has been formed in the South Pacific after the eruption of an underwater volcano in Tonga. Images have emerged of the island's...

Some islands started in diamond-bearing regions under continents, geochemists say

The raw materials of some volcanic islands are shaped by some of the same processes that form diamonds deep under the continents, according to...

Scientists map a new island volcano

One of the earth's newest islands exploded into view from the bottom of the southwest Pacific Ocean in January 2015, and scientists sailing around...

Fossils survive volcanic eruption to tell us about the origin of...

The most recent eruption on the Canary Islands – at El Hierro in 2011 – produced spectacularly enigmatic white ‘floating rocks’ that originated from...

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...

Tongan volcano creates new island

A Tongan volcano has created a substantial new island since it began erupting last month, spewing out huge volumes of rock and dense ash...

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