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Is A Supervolcano Forming Under New England? Rising Mass Of Warm Rock Discovered Under Vermont, New Hampshire, And Massachusetts

Researchers discovered a mass of warm rock welling up under Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and possibly other regions. Will this alter New England's geography and create a powerful volcano?

Earth/Environment June 26, 2018

Massive Sinkhole In New Zealand Reveals Ancient Soil With Deposits From Supervolcano Eruption

A massive sinkhole in New Zealand revealed 60,000-year-old soil which included deposits from Lake Taupo eruptions. The crack was likened to the length of two football fields and the largest sinkhole ever seen in New Zealand.

Earth/Environment May 5, 2018

New Model Could Help Experts Forecast Next Supervolcano Eruption

A team from the University of Illinois developed the first quantitative model that could help predict supervolcano eruptions. The new model proposed that an impending catastrophic event would have ample warning and an obvious sign before the actual eruption happens.

Earth/Environment May 3, 2018

Consecutive Eruptions In Yellowstone Steamboat Geyser Baffle Scientists

Experts at U.S. Geological Survey’s Yellowstone Volcano Observatory could not pinpoint exactly why there were three consecutive explosions that took place at the Yellowstone Steamboat Geyser, the largest active geyser in the world.

Earth/Environment April 30, 2018

Yellowstone Hotspot: Scientists Find Source Of Supervolcano’s Heat

Researchers used seismic tomography to find Yellowstone's hotspot suspected to be part of a mantle plume originating from Earth's mantle and core boundary. “Stealing” the supervolcano’s heat may prevent the next Yellowstone eruption.

Earth/Environment April 21, 2018

Supercomputer Reveals Yellowstone's Magma Transition Zone: Can Scientists Now Predict Future Supervolcano Eruptions?

The transition zone controls the movement of magma that flows out during a volcanic eruption. Can scientists now determine when the next eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano will occur?

Earth/Environment April 18, 2018

Scientists Explain Magmatic Plumbing System That Fuels Yellowstone Eruptions

The scientists from the University of Oregon successfully projected how magma structure and activity took place beneath Yellowstone. The step could be a significant contribution to predicting future Yellowstone eruptions.

Earth/Environment April 17, 2018

Early Homo Sapiens Who Lived In Prehistoric Rock Shelter Left Clues How Humans Can Survive Climate Change

Archaeologists, who studied ancient tools, ornaments, and human remains in the prehistoric rock shelter Riparo Bombrini, discovered how early homo sapiens survived a climate-changing supervolcano eruption This discovery offered clues how humans can survive climate change.

Earth/Environment April 16, 2018

Hunter-Gatherers Thrived Through Volcanic Winter After Mount Toba Supervolcano Eruption

The eruption of supervolcano Mount Toba in Indonesia 74,000 years ago is believed to have nearly decimated the human species. How did the hunter-gatherers at the Pinnacle Point rockshelter in the southern coast of South Africa survive?

Earth/Environment March 13, 2018

Supervolcano Eruptions May Not Be As Devastating As Previously Thought

Humans did something surprising during one of Earth's latest supervolcanic eruption, which may cast doubts into some effects of this type of event. It may even show that supervolcanic eruptions aren't the end as previously thought.

Earth/Environment March 12, 2018

Volcano Super-Eruptions Can Send Us Back To A 'Pre-Civilization State': How Long Until The Next One?

A volcanic super-eruption is capable of returning modern society to a 'pre-civilization state.' Researchers now say that the devastating event could happen sooner than expected.

Earth/Environment November 30, 2017

Yellowstone Volcano Had Two Super Eruptions That Caused Volcanic Winters

Layers of ash found in the Santa Barbara Basin, in California suggest that the Yellowstone supervolcano erupted two times more than 6 million years ago. What happened as a result of these super eruptions?

Earth/Environment October 27, 2017

Yellowstone Volcano May Erupt Sooner Than Expected: Here's What Could Happen

Researchers reveal decades, not centuries, of waiting for supervolcano eruption once critical changes in Yellowstone begin. Here's what could happen should a supervolcano eruption occur.

Earth/Environment October 14, 2017

The Next Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruption Will Not Give Us Much Time To Prepare

A supervolcano currently lies dormant underneath the Yellowstone National Park. If it decides to wake up, we will have much less time to prepare for a disastrous volcanic eruption than researchers previously thought.

Earth/Environment October 12, 2017

Campi Flegrei: Scientists Find Magma Source Of Italy Supervolcano That May Erupt Soon

The magma source, or hot zone, of Campi Flegrei in Italy suggests that the supervolcano may erupt soon. Scientists said the volcano is now like a boiling pot of soup beneath the surface.

Earth/Environment September 18, 2017

Volcano That Caused Europe’s Largest Volcanic Eruption Stirring Again: What Would Happen If A Supervolcano Erupts?

The Campi Flegrei volcano in Italy which caused Europe's largest volcanic eruption shows signs it could blow up again. What happens when supervolcanoes such as Camp Flegrei and Yellowstone erupt?

Earth/Environment December 24, 2016

Supervolcano That Caused Largest Explosion In History Of Europe May Blow Up Again

The volcanic eruption that formed the Campi Flegrei caldera 39,000 years ago is the largest in the history of Europe. Is the supervolcano under Naples in Italy about to erupt again?

Earth/Environment December 22, 2016

You Can Outrun A Supervolcano, Evidence From Ancient Eruption Suggests

A car may boost the odds of survival once a volcanic eruption occurs. Findings of a new study suggest that deadly pyroclastic flows travel at speeds ranging from 10 to 45 miles per hour.

Animals March 8, 2016

New Study Casts Doubt On Theories About Origins Of Yellowstone Supervolcano

New computer model undermines popular theories about Yellowstone Supervolcano's origins. The common belief is that it was formed from a mantle plume but new study says otherwise.

Animals February 11, 2016

Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruption Could Cause Up To 90,000 Immediate Fatalities

Scientists warned that if the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, it could wipe out majority of the United States. 90,000 could be killed and rescue operations would be impossible to deploy as the affected area would be in a state of volcanic winter. Chances of a volcanic eruption are, however, very slim.

Earth/Environment August 12, 2015

ESA Mars Explorer Finds Monster Crater Created By What Could Be A Yellowstone-Like Supervolcano

The European Space Agency has released images of massive craters on the surface of Mars that are believed to have been created by supervolcanoes.

Space May 22, 2015

Yellowstone Magma Reservoir Could Fill Grand Canyon 11 Times Over... But Don't Panic

A magma reservoir feeding a chamber under the Yellowstone supervolcano has been discovered. Could this mean an eruption is near?

Animals April 26, 2015

Experts Discover Yellowstone's Colossal Magma Deposit: What Will Happen If This Supervolcano Erupts?

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey are investigating the potential effects on the environment if the newly discovered supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park were to suddenly erupt.

Animals April 25, 2015

Scientists Discover Giant Reservoir Of Magma Under Yellowstone Park

A magma chamber with enough material to fill the Grand Canyon 14 times over has been found beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano, researchers say. The finding yields insights into the 'plumbing' system feeding the giant caldera.

Animals April 24, 2015

Wonder How Yellowstone Hot Springs Looked Before Tourists Ruined Them? We Know Now

Yellowstone National Park has some of the most stunning hot springs in the world. This is the history of the national landmark.

Earth/Environment December 22, 2014

Yellowstone supervolcano eruption will be nightmarish but not catastrophic: Study

A Yellowstone eruption could blanket the whole of North America with ash and cause a winter during the summer months. It's unlikely to happen anytime soon, but a new computer model shows just how wide an area the eruption would impact.

Animals August 31, 2014

Yellowstone super-eruption: Would you be safe? Not if you live anywhere in North America

Computer models show a supervolcano in Yellowstone could cover the entire U.S. with ash. Eruption would "create its own winds" and spread ash from coast to coast, researchers say.

Animals August 30, 2014

UK is worried about Icelandic supervolcanoes: Here's why

The UK is facing a ticking time bomb far worse than the human-induced catastrophes of nuclear warfare and terrorism to its locals. With the revelation of a latest study, the authorities are preparing for the worst.

Earth/Environment April 30, 2014

Yellowstone about to erupt soon? Geologists say no, despite bison

Bison seen running away from Yellowstone National Park was filmed weeks before a tremor hit the park. Here's why there is no sign yet disaster is about to strike.

Animals April 4, 2014

Yellowstone Park Volcano Dying?

The Yellowstone Caldera is the largest volcano in the world. Is it dying out, or is a catastrophe brewing?

Animals March 24, 2014

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