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Rip in Crust Drives Undersea Volcanism, Study Says

Scientists analyzing a volcanic eruption at a mid-ocean ridge under the Pacific have come up with a somewhat contrarian explanation for what initiated it....

Massive ‘lake’ discovered under volcano could unlock why and how volcanoes...

Scientists from the University of Bristol and partner universities in Germany, France, Canada and Wales, have discovered a huge magmatic lake, 15 kilometres below...

Popcorn-rocks solve the mystery of the magma chambers

Since the 18th century, geologists have struggled to explain how big magma chambers form in Earth's crust. In particular, it has been difficult to...

Researchers find evidence for a cold, serpentinized mantle wedge beneath Mt....

It's been more than 35 years since the last major eruption of Mount St. Helens. Since that blast, much research has been conducted with...

River of Fire

Experience the power of a glowing river of molten rock as lava flows toward the sea from the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent of Hawaii's Kilauea...

Erupting Underwater Volcano

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

Enormous dome in central Andes driven by huge magma body beneath...

A new analysis of the topography of the central Andes shows the uplifting of the Earth's second highest continental plateau was driven in part...

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...

Did volcanic activity play a role in early human evolution and...

The great Rift Valley that runs through Ethiopia has played a pivotal role in human evolution. It is both the location of the earliest...

Playing With Lava

These fiery images offer a glimpse inside the 'Gateway To Hell' - the world’s oldest continuously active lava lake. Travel photographer Joel Santos, 38,...

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...

The climatic toll of volcanic eruptions

Volcanic eruptions over the last 1,000 years have exacted a heavy influence on global climate, according to a new study led by researchers at...

Japan’s Mount Aso Volcano Erupts

A volcano in southwestern Japan erupted early on Saturday, spewing a plume of ash 6.8 miles into the sky, according to the Japanese Meteorological...

Lava Breakouts, Kīlauea

This video clip shows a few of the lava breakouts active on Kīlauea's coastal plain on September 20. The activity consisted of scattered pāhoehoe...

Sampling Molten Lava

Geology Professor James L. Anderson demonstrates techniques researchers use for collecting samples of molten lava. If you're interested in studying geology, come earn your...

Mount Aso Volcano in southern Japan erupts

Mount Aso in southern Japan sent huge plumes of gray smoke as high as 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) into the air on Saturday in...

Magma movements foretell future eruptions

Geologists at Uppsala University have traced magma movement beneath Mt. Cameroon volcano, which will help monitoring for future volcanic eruptions. The results are published...

Exhaling Earth: Scientists closer to forecasting volcanic eruptions

On average, 40 volcanoes on land erupt into the atmosphere each month, while scores of others on the seafloor erupt into the ocean. A...

When Magma Meets Water

Scientists are trying to determine the potential dangerous effects of introducing water into a pressurized pocket of magma underground.

Ancient Japan ‘more cosmopolitan’ than thought

Ancient Japan may have been far more cosmopolitan than previously thought, archaeologists said Wednesday, pointing to fresh evidence of a Persian official working in...

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