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Scientists determine source of world’s largest mud eruption

On May 29, 2006, mud started erupting from several sites on the Indonesian island of Java. Boiling mud, water, rocks and gas poured from...

Is it gonna blow? Measuring volcanic emissions from space

Late last month, a stratovolcano in Bali named Mount Agung began to smoke. Little earthquakes trembled beneath the mountain. Officials have since evacuated thousands...

Researchers document one of planet’s largest volcanic eruptions

Washington State University researchers have determined that the Pacific Northwest was home to one of the Earth's largest known volcanic eruptions, a millennia-long spewing...

Old Faithful’s geological heart revealed

Old Faithful is Yellowstone National Park's most famous landmark. Millions of visitors come to the park every year to see the geyser erupt every...

Magma chambers have a sponge-like structure

Supervolcanoes are superlative in every respect. The eruption of the Toba caldera in modern-day Indonesia approximately 74,000 years ago was so powerful that it...

New study analyzes volcanic fatalities in more detail than ever before

It is hoped the findings, published recently in the Journal of Applied Volcanology, will help increase our understanding of volcanic hazards and the subsequent...

Large volcanic eruptions in Tropics can trigger El Niño events

Explosive volcanic eruptions in the tropics can lead to El Niño events, those notorious warming periods in the Pacific Ocean with dramatic global impacts...

Siberian volcanic eruptions caused extinction 250 million years ago

A team of scientists has found new evidence that the Great Permian Extinction, which occurred approximately 250 million years ago, was caused by massive...

Researcher unearths hottest rock on record

It was a stroke of serendipity that led to Michael Zanetti's discovery of the hottest rock on Earth. In 2011, Zanetti, now a postdoctoral researcher...

Geologists study the drying up of the Mediterranean Sea 5.96 million...

We already know that climate change influences such Earth processes as erosion and fluctuations in sea levels. But do surface processes in turn have...

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