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Studying Ancient Earth’s Geochemistry

Researchers still have much to learn about the volcanism that shaped our planet's early history. New evidence from a team led by Carnegie's Frances...

Scientists Describe a ‘New’ Type of Volcanic Eruption

Scientists based in the UK and New Zealand have described a "new" type of volcanic eruption. Volcanic eruptions are commonly categorised as either explosive or...

Ol doinyo lengai Volcano,Tanzania

Ol Doinyo Lengai is an active volcano located in the north of Tanzania and is part of the volcanic system of the East African...

Study explains connection between Hawaii’s dueling volcanoes

A new Rice University-led study finds that a deep connection about 50 miles underground can explain the enigmatic behavior of two of Earth's most...

Pompeii-Style Volcanic Ash Fall Preserved ‘Nursery’ of Earliest Animals

A volcanic eruption around 579 million years ago buried a 'nursery' of the earliest-known animals under a Pompeii-like deluge of ash, preserving them as...

Undersea Volcano Gave Off Signals Before Eruption in 2011

A team of scientists that last year created waves by correctly forecasting the 2011 eruption of Axial Seamount years in advance now says that...

Volcanic ‘Plumbing Systems’ Exposed

Two new studies into the "plumbing systems" that lie under volcanoes could bring scientists closer to predicting large eruptions. International teams of researchers, led by...

Volcanoes Deliver Two Flavors of Water

Seawater circulation pumps hydrogen and boron into the oceanic plates that make up the seafloor, and some of this seawater remains trapped as the...

300-Million-Year-Old Forest Discovered Preserved in Volcanic Ash

Pompeii-like, a 300-million-year-old tropical forest was preserved in ash when a volcano erupted in what is today northern China. A new study by University...

Waiting for Death Valley’s Big Bang

In California's Death Valley, death is looking just a bit closer. Geologists have determined that the half-mile-wide Ubehebe Crater, formed by a prehistoric volcanic...

Mapping the Formation of an Underwater Volcano

On Oct. 9, 2011, an underwater volcano started to emerge in waters off El Hierro Island in the Canaries, Spain. Researchers of the Spanish...

Birthplace for Primitive Life On Earth? Researchers Identify Mud Volcanoes in...

The mud volcanoes at Isua, in south-west Greenland, have been identified as a possible birthplace for life on Earth by an international team headed...

Fiery volcano offers geologic glimpse into land that time forgot

The first scientists to witness exploding rock and molten lava from a deep sea volcano, seen during a 2009 expedition, report that the eruption...

Possible Trigger for Volcanic ‘Super-Eruptions’ Discovered

The "super-eruption" of a major volcanic system occurs about every 100,000 years and is considered one of the most catastrophic natural events on Earth,...

Earth from space: A gush of volcanic gas

This image shows the huge plume of sulphur dioxide that spewed from Chile's Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex, which lies in the Andes about 600...

Electric Yellowstone

University of Utah geophysicists made the first large-scale picture of the electrical conductivity of the gigantic underground plume of hot and partly molten rock...

Deep-sea volcanoes don’t just produce lava flows, they also explode!

Between 75 and 80 per cent of all volcanic activity on Earth takes place at deep-sea, mid-ocean ridges. Most of these volcanoes produce effusive...

Scientists delve into ‘hotspot’ volcanoes along Pacific Ocean Seamount Trail

Nearly half a mile of rock retrieved from beneath the seafloor is yielding new clues about how underwater volcanoes are created and whether the...

New way found of monitoring volcanic ash cloud

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull in April this year resulted in a giant ash cloud, which - at one point covering most...

Scientists look deeper for coal ash hazards

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency weighs whether to define coal ash as hazardous waste, a Duke University study identifies new monitoring protocols and...

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