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How volcanoes explode in the deep sea

Explosive volcanic eruptions are possible deep down in the sea -- although the water masses exert enormous pressure there. An international team reports in...

Eruption of Alaska’s Okmok volcano linked to period of extreme cold...

An international team of scientists and historians has found evidence connecting an unexplained period of extreme cold in ancient Rome with an unlikely source:...

Study proves that magma chambers are huge masses of crystals with...

Wits University (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa) PhD student, Willem Kruger's study on the state of magma within plutonic magmatic systems in...

New hints of volcanism under the heart of northern Europe

Scientists have discovered new evidence for active volcanism next door to some of the most densely populated areas of Europe. The study 'crowd-sourced' GPS...

Discovery of ancient super-eruptions indicates the Yellowstone hotspot may be waning

Throughout Earth's long history, volcanic super-eruptions have been some of the most extreme events ever to affect our planet's rugged surface. Surprisingly, even though...

Philippine volcanic eruption could prompt El Nino warming next winter

Climatologists have found that if an ongoing Philippine volcanic eruption becomes more violent, the gases released are likely to produce an El Niño event...

Volcanic eruptions reduce global rainfall

Climate change is occurring all over the globe as 1°C increase in Earth's surface temperature has led to the sea level rise, abrupt melting...

How drones can monitor explosive volcanoes

Due to the difficult accessibility and the high risk of collapse or explosion, the imaging of active volcanoes has so far been a great...

Researchers reveal largest and hottest shield volcano on Earth

In a recently published study, researchers from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology revealed the largest...

A tale of two kinds of volcanoes

At an idyllic island in the Mediterranean Sea, ocean covers up the site of a vast volcanic explosion from 3200 years ago. A few...

Scientists reveal mineralogical and geochemical characteristics of hydrocarbon-bleached rocks in mud...

Mud volcanoes are geological structures formed by the eruption of semi-liquid and gas-enriched mud breccia on the Earth's surface or on the sea floor....

Scientists find evidence of how platinum metals form under 60 million-year-old...

Research carried out by scientists at Keele University, the University of Manchester and University College Dublin has shed new light on how precious metals...

Excessive rain triggered 2018 Kīlauea volcano eruption, study finds

Excessive and sustained rainfall triggered the 2018 eruption of Kīlauea volcano in Hawaii, according to researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School...

New study takes the pulse of a sleeping supervolcano

Under the volcanoes in the Andes where Chile, Argentina and Bolivia meet, there is a gigantic reservoir of molten magma. For several million years,...

A new tool to predict volcanic eruptions

Earth's atmosphere is made up of 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen, a mixture that is unique in the solar system. The oxygen was produced...

New geochemical tool reveals origin of Earth’s nitrogen

Researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and their colleagues used a new geochemical tool to shed...

Volcanic carbon dioxide emissions helped trigger Triassic climate change

A new study finds volcanic activity played a direct role in triggering extreme climate change at the end of the Triassic period 201 million...

New NASA radar looks to monitor volcanoes and earthquakes from space

Instead of looking up to the sky for bright bursts of fiery color, a research team spent Fourth of July 2018 peering down at...

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...

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