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Tree rings could pin down Thera volcano eruption date

Charlotte Pearson's eyes scanned a palm-sized chunk of ancient tree. They settled on a ring that looked "unusually light," and she made a note...

South American volcano showing early warning signs of ‘potential collapse’

South American volcano showing early warning signs of 'potential collapse', research shows One of South America's most prominent volcanoes is producing early warning signals of...

A twist in the story of volcanic eruptions and mass extinctions

An emerging scientific consensus is that gases—in particular carbon gases–released by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago contributed to some of Earth's greatest mass...

Icelandic volcano swell signals potential eruption

Small earthquakes and a so-called "inflation" of the mountain, signalling a potential volcanic eruption, have been reported near Iceland's famous "Blue Lagoon," local authorities...

Survey reveals low awareness of volcanic hazards in Australia

Heather Handley pointed out two large photos on her poster at AGU Fall Meeting last week: a bouncing kangaroo and a dreamy beach scene,...

Volcano F is the Origin of the Floating Stones

Stones do not float in water. This is a truism. But there is hardly a rule without exception. In fact, some volcanic eruptions produce...

Researchers discover a new, young volcano in the Pacific

Researchers from Tohoku University have discovered a new petit-spot volcano at the oldest section of the Pacific Plate. The research team, led by Associate...

California is famous for earthquakes, wildfires and Volcanoes

Margaret Mangan didn't sleep well in the weeks following the Ridgecrest, Calif., earthquakes. The July shaking triggered a swarm of smaller tremors in the...

Scientists unravel the mystery of volcanic eruptions

Russian and Italian scientists have recently come closer to understanding volcanic eruptions by studying Monte Nuovo near Naples as a basis. Lava, the molten...

Living at the edge of an active volcano: Risk from lava...

On Mt. Etna volcano, inhabited areas have been inundated repeatedly by lava flows in historical times. The increasing exposure of a larger population, which...

Tsunami unleashed by Anak Krakatoa eruption was at least 100m high

The deadly volcanic eruption of Anak Krakatoa in 2018 unleashed a wave at least 100m high that could have caused widespread devastation had it...

Newborn volcanic island in the Pacific has survived five years

A surtseyan eruption is a volcanic eruption in shallow water. It's named after the island Surtsey, off the coast of Iceland. In 2015, a...

Life under extreme conditions at hot springs in the ocean

The volcanic island of Kueishantao in northeastern Taiwan is an extreme habitat for marine organisms. With an active volcano, the coastal area has a...

Researchers unlock the secret of explosive volcanism

When will the next eruption take place? Examination of samples from Indonesia's Mount Merapi show that the explosivity of stratovolcanoes rises when mineral-rich gases...

Volcanologist jams to the beat of the Earth’s drummer

“We’re Barely Listening to the U.S.’s Most Dangerous Volcanoes,” read the headline on a recent story in the New York Times, pointing to the...

Magma crystallization makes volcanoes more explosive

A new paper from scientists at The University of Manchester has discovered why some volcanic eruptions are more explosive than others. Basaltic eruptions are the...

Ice core source discovery adds to study of volcanic activity, climate...

A new discovery by University of Maine researchers that challenges the established volcanic source of particles found in an ice core from the South...

A new study determines the influence of the topography over ...

The emplacement of small-volume (<0,1km3) pyroclastic flows is strongly controlled by topography, according to a new study made by researchers of the Institute of...

Early warning signals heralded fatal collapse of Krakatau volcano

On 22 December 2018, a flank of the Anak Krakatau volcano plunged into the Sunda strait between the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java,...

Kimberlites: The only volcanic deposits that we know are from the...

Our planet formed around 4.54 billion years ago but few hints of this ancient world remain—just a small outcrop of rocks in northwestern Canada...

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