Tag: volcano

Formation Of Volcano Under The Indian Ocean Causes Strange Hum Heard All Over The Planet

French researchers found a massive volcano sitting on the floor of the Indian Ocean. They made the discovery after investigating what is causing the swarms of earthquakes that have been rocking the island of Mayotte since May 2018.

Earth/Environment May 25, 2019

Scientists Discover New Way For Volcanoes To Form

Researchers discovered that the volcano under Bermuda was formed due to a previously unknown process. In a study, they explained that a disturbance caused magma material to rise to the surface of the Earth.

Earth/Environment May 17, 2019

Man Seriously Injured After Falling From Cliff Into Kilauea Volcano Caldera

A 32-year old soldier lost his footing and fell into the caldera or cauldron-shaped crater of Mt. Kilauea in Hawaii. The man survived, but he suffered serious injuries.

May 3, 2019

Volcanoes Likely Caused Earth's Biggest Mass Extinction, The Great Dying

The Great Dying killed off 95 percent of marine and terrestrial life 252 million years ago. Mercury found in ancient rock offers persuasive evidence volcanic eruptions are behind the biggest mass extinction that occurred on Earth.

Earth/Environment April 16, 2019

Scientists Unravel The Secret To Pyroclastic Flow Speed

Scientists figured out why pyroclastic flow cheat friction and move rapidly. The findings could help scientists and the authorities to predict the movement of the heated volcanic materials and save the communities in its path.

Earth/Environment April 10, 2019

New Volcanic Island Near Tonga Has Mysterious Mud That's Puzzling NASA Scientists

Researchers explored one of the three youngest islands on Earth back in October. In addition to vegetation and bird life, they found that the 3-year-old volcanic island is covered in light clay mud.

Earth/Environment February 5, 2019

Latest Eruption Kilauea's Biggest In 200 Years

Three months after the volcano's eruption, scientists released data from this summer's major event. The eruption, which started in May, lasted for three months and completely changed the landscape of Hawaii.

Earth/Environment December 12, 2018

Scientists Play Around With Man-Made Lava To See How It Works

In a new study, researchers experimented with adding surface water to lava to understand the basic physics behind the interaction. They found that it does not take much to trigger a dangerous explosion.

Earth/Environment December 11, 2018

Ancient Mount Vesuvius Eruption Made Skulls Explode, Vaporized Body Fluids

The Mount Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD killed thousands of people, and many thought that most of them died due to asphyxiation. However, a new study revealed that for some victims, their skulls exploded and bodily fluids vaporized.

Ancient October 10, 2018

Highly Hazardous Katla Volcano In Iceland Ready To Erupt

The Katla volcano in Iceland is preparing to erupt for the first time since 1918. Scientists are concerned that an explosion of the highly hazardous volcano will be worse than the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption in 2010.

Earth/Environment September 24, 2018

Yellowstone Super-Volcano Created By Ancient Slab Of Oceanic Crust Wedged Under North America

30 million years ago, an oceanic crust went under the North American continent and broke into pieces. The pieces melted into the mantle, causing hot material to rise to the crust to create the Yellowstone Super-Volcano.

Earth/Environment July 27, 2018

Lava Bomb Injures 23 People Aboard A Hawaii Boat

The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii continues to rage. This time, when its lava hit the water, it caused an explosion that sent a lava bomb flying to a nearby boat, injuring nearly two dozen sightseers.

Earth/Environment July 17, 2018

NASA Juno Spacecraft May Have Found Hidden Volcano In Jupiter Moon Io

The NASA Juno spacecraft may have spotted a hidden volcano on Io, one of the dozens of moons of Jupiter. NASA is expecting more clues on the previously undiscovered heat source from the space probe's next flyby.

Space July 15, 2018

Newly Discovered Volcanic Heat Source Under Antarctic Glacier Is Half As Hot As Iceland’s Most Active Volcano

Scientists found a volcanic heat source under Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier. The glacier, which is currently losing 45 billion tons of ice each year, is already in danger of melting away due to the warming oceans created by climate change.

Earth/Environment June 27, 2018

Some People Claim That Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Is Causing It To Rain Green Gems

Some residents in Hawaii are claiming that it is raining gems from the sky because of the volcano eruptions. Scientists confirmed that it is actually a substance found in the lava.

Earth/Environment June 20, 2018

NASA Captures Images Of Kilauea Volcano Spewing Gas And Lava In Hawaii

NASA was able to capture a huge plume of ash erupting from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. Scientists used satellite imagery to be able to capture the eruption as it happened.

Earth/Environment May 10, 2018

Scientists Not Sure Why Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Erupted And When It Will Stop

Experts' continued efforts to study the recent eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii's Big Island suggest more eruptions are on the way. Fissures release toxic gases, which keep residents away from their homes.

Earth/Environment May 10, 2018

Hawaii’s Mount Kilauea Volcano Eruption Progresses, 10 Volcanic Fissures Now Open

At least 10 fissures opened up as Mount Kilauea Volcano eruption progresses. Old vents no longer contribute to the lava flow but they were already clogged, causing lava to shoot as high as 1,000 feet from the newly opened vents.

Earth/Environment May 7, 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

How Did Life Begin On Earth? New Study Thinks Volcanoes Might Have Helped

Massive amounts of sulfites and bisulfites in lakes during the Earth’s early years may have helped set the stage for the planet’s early prebiotic milieu.

Earth/Environment April 11, 2018

Volcanic Thunder Recorded By Scientists From Eruption of Bogoslof Volcano In Alaska

Geophysicists proved the existence of volcanic thunder by isolating sounds from an erupting volcano. The thunderclaps are usually accompanied by volcanic lightning that could be used to determine ash plume volumes.

Earth/Environment March 16, 2018

The Asteroid That Killed The Dinosaurs Also Triggered Catastrophic Underwater Volcano Eruptions

A new study claimed that the asteroid crash 66 million years ago that wiped out the dinosaurs also triggered catastrophic underwater volcano eruptions. Some scientists, however, remain skeptical that the two events are connected.

Ancient February 8, 2018

Magma Discovered Under New England Might Become A Volcano: Should Residents Worry?

Scientists discovered a massive body of magma rising up from under New England. The activity may one day result in a volcanic eruption, but residents should not worry about a volcano suddenly sprouting up in their backyards.

Earth/Environment December 19, 2017

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

Ancient Volcanoes Caused The Moon To Have An Atmosphere For 70 Million Years: Study

A new study from the Lunar and Planetary Institute suggests the moon once had an atmosphere that lasted for 70 million years. It was apparently caused by gases from volcanic eruptions.

Space October 9, 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

Moon Interior May Hold More Water Than Previously Thought

Satellite data suggest that the interior of the moon may hold substantial amounts of water. What are the implications of the findings on future moon missions and our understanding of the early history of Earth’s natural satellite?

Space July 25, 2017

Can Scientists Predict Volcanic Eruptions? Volcanic Crystals Offer New View Of Magma

Volcanic crystals acquired from the debris around New Zealand’s Mount Tarawera may help scientists better predict volcanic eruptions, a new study revealed. This may help determine which volcanoes are at most risk from erupting.

Earth/Environment June 15, 2017

Bogoslof Volcano In Alaska Erupts Again: Ash Clouds Expected To Disrupt Flights

Bogoslof Volcano, in the Aleutian Islands, erupted yet again on May 28, causing a plume of smoke and ash to spread almost 35,000 feet in the air. This may result in flights in the area getting disrupted.

Earth/Environment May 29, 2017

Mars Volcano And Dinosaurs On Earth Died At The Same Time

Arsia Mons, a volcano on planet Mars, became dormant about the same time the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event that killed the dinosaurs occurred. Why do scientists study volcanic activities on the Red Planet?

Space March 22, 2017

Sudden Mount Etna Eruption Injures 10 BBC Crew Filming Report On Volcano

Ten BBC crew members' excitement over Mount Etna's recent activity turns into horror as the volcano erupts while they are filming. A BBC science correspondent shares the experience.

Earth/Environment March 17, 2017

Italy’s Mount Etna Erupts Anew: Ash Clouds Changing Weather And Travel Plans

Italy’s Mount Etna has emitted a mass of lava and ash clouds, calling the attention of authorities as well as alarming holiday travelers.

Earth/Environment March 7, 2017

Volcano On Mars Continuously Erupted For Two Billion Years

Study of some Martian meteorites have revealed that there was a volcano active on the Red Planet for almost 2 billion years. The study has been published in ‘Science Advances’ journal.

Space February 7, 2017

Researchers Date Massive Ancient Volcanic Eruption With Help From Fossilized Tree, Ice Cores

Using radiocarbon measurements, scientists have traced the date when the Changbaishan volcano in East Asia erupted. The research also debunks the theory that the eruption contributed to the collapse of the Bohai kingdom.

Earth/Environment January 31, 2017

Of Mackerel And Volcanoes: Researchers Say Past Environmental Catastrophes Offer Insight Into Today’s Climate Change Issues

A new study has highlighted that there are historic lessons to be learned in tackling climate change as evident in the winter caused by Indonesia’s Tambora volcanic eruption 200 years ago and the way the fisheries sector handled it.

Earth/Environment January 23, 2017

Scientists Start Living In Hawaii Dome That Simulates Life On Mars

As part of a human behavior study that could assist in long-term space exploration and the planned Mars mission by the 2030s, a group of scientists enters an isolated Hawaii dome under the HI-SEAS project.

Space January 20, 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

Mexico’s Colima Volcano Erupts, Spews Mile-High Ash And Vapor

Colima volcano in Mexico has erupted three times on Sunday in frequent intervals with ashes thrown to a radius of more than a mile with ash columns zooming to 1.25 miles (2 km) in height.

Earth/Environment December 21, 2016

Giant Magmatic Lake Discovered Below Uturuncu Volcano In Bolivia

A giant magmatic lake discovered below a dormant volcano in Bolivia holds water equivalent to that of the world's giant lakes. The discovery sheds light on why volcanoes erupt.

Earth/Environment November 10, 2016

Japan Volcano Eruption: Mount Aso Erupts But No Injury Reported

Mount Aso In Japan erupted on Saturday sending volcanic ash 7 miles into the skies. No injury or major damage was reported but officials have raised alert level to 3.

Earth/Environment October 8, 2016

Sakurajima Volcano In Japan Due For Major Eruption Within 25 Years

The Sakurajima Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in Japan, is due for a major eruption within 25 years. Its last major eruption occurred in 1914.

Earth/Environment September 14, 2016

Is Alaska's Pavlof Volcano Ready To Blow Its Top?

Pavlof Volcano in Alaska is showing signs it could erupt soon. How real is the danger to surrounding communities?

Earth/Environment July 2, 2016

Volcanic Eruption Warning Sign: Active Volcanoes Become Silent Before They Erupt

A period of quiet may indicate that an active volcano is about to blow up. The duration of this silent period also predicts the amount of energy the impending volcanic eruption will release.

Earth/Environment June 26, 2016

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