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Underwater volcano’s eruption captured in exquisite detail by seafloor observatory

December 16, 2016

The cracking, bulging and shaking from the eruption of a mile-high volcano where two tectonic plates separate has…
Study challenges widely accepted theory of Yellowstone formation

February 12, 2016

Understanding the complex geological processes that form supervolcanoes could ultimately help geologists determine what triggers their eruptions. A…
Increase in volcanic eruptions at the end of the ice age caused by melting ice caps and glacial erosion

February 2, 2016

Researchers have found that glacial erosion and melting ice caps both played a key role in driving the…
Rapid formation of bubbles in magma may trigger sudden volcanic eruptions

February 2, 2016

Previously, it was thought eruptions were triggered by a build-up of pressure caused by the slow accumulation of…
Evidence of large volcanic activity in the Caribbean uncovered

January 14, 2016

Scientists from the University of Southampton have uncovered evidence of a previously unknown large volcanic eruption in the…
Study finds ‘frictional heat’ as a new trigger for explosive eruptions

January 5, 2016

A new study into magma ascent by geoscientists at the University of Liverpool has found that temperature may…
Researchers discover mechanism that halts solar eruptions before they blast into space

December 28, 2015

Among the most feared events in space physics are solar eruptions, massive explosions that hurl millions of tons…
Investigating the effects of volcanoes on climate

November 30, 2015

Researchers investigating the potential impact of volcanic eruptions on climate in the world’s polar regions have concluded that…
Supervolcanoes likely triggered externally, study finds

November 5, 2015

Supervolcanoes, massive eruptions with potential global consequences, appear not to follow the conventional volcano mechanics of internal pressure…
New Perspective on a Galaxy Cluster

October 22, 2015

The galaxy cluster MS 0735.6+7421 is home to one of the most powerful eruptions ever observed. X-rays detected…
Helium anomaly preceded Mount Ontake eruption

August 24, 2015

University of Tokyo researchers discovered an increase in a helium isotope during a ten-year period before the 2014…
Carbon dioxide pools discovered in Aegean Sea

July 27, 2015

The location of the second largest volcanic eruption in human history, the waters off Greece’s Santorini are the…
Researchers find new evidence that large eruptions were responsible for cold temperature extremes recorded since early Roman times

July 17, 2015

It is well known that large volcanic eruptions contribute to climate variability. However, quantifying these contributions has proven…
Ice core records show how huge volcanic eruptions cooled the planet

July 13, 2015

When big volcanoes like Mount St. Helens or Mount Pinatubo really blow their tops, the skies darken and…
Creating a stopwatch for volcanic eruptions

July 2, 2015

We’ve long known that beneath the scenic landscapes of Yellowstone National Park sleeps a supervolcano with a giant…
Seafloor sensors record possible eruption of underwater volcano

May 4, 2015

If a volcano erupts at the bottom of the sea, does anybody see it? If that volcano is…
Researchers think Axial Seamount off Northwest coast is erupting – right on schedule

May 4, 2015

Axial Seamount, an active underwater volcano located about 300 miles off the coast of Oregon and Washington, appears…
NASA Earth Observatory: Eruption of Calbuco Volcano

April 24, 2015

On April 22, 2015, Calbuco volcano in southern Chile began erupting for the first time since 1972. An…
What’s beneath Hawaii’s most active volcano?

March 3, 2015

Step away from the villages and idyllic beaches of Hawaii, and you may think you’ve been transported to…
Rare Antarctic sub-glacial eruption

February 18, 2015

Australian scientists are hoping a rare sub-glacial water eruption near Australia’s Casey station, will reveal why meltwater is…
The search for volcanic eruptions on Mars reaches the next level

February 13, 2015

A new study of emissions from Martian volcanoes suggests there is no activity going on right now, but…
Why have we heard so little about the devastating Cape Verde volcano?

December 11, 2014

Many villagers will have little to return to. Joao Relvas/EPA Around 60 volcanoes erupt in the average year.…
Yellowstone supereruption would send ash across North America

September 1, 2014

In the unlikely event of a volcanic supereruption at Yellowstone National Park, the northern Rocky Mountains would be…
How much magma is hiding beneath our feet?

July 24, 2014

Molten rock (or magma) has a strong influence on our planet and its inhabitants, causing destructive volcanic eruptions…
Deep origins to the behavior of Hawaiian volcanoes

May 5, 2014

A 300-m-high fountain during episode 8 of the 1959 Kilauea Iki eruption from close to the Byron Ledge…
In Mediterranean marble, secrets of the global carbon cycle

April 23, 2014

Yale scientists have clarified how calcium carbonate from rocks transforms into carbon dioxide gas by studying Mediterranean marble.…
Volcanic eruptions may affect oceanic microbial processes

April 9, 2014

Extensive, explosive volcanic eruptions may disrupt a crucial aspect of the global nitrogen cycle, say researchers who have…
Source of Galápagos eruptions is not where models place it

January 22, 2014

Images gathered by University of Oregon scientists using seismic waves penetrating to a depth of 300 kilometers (almost…
How Earth’s devastating super-volcanoes might erupt

January 15, 2014

Thank goodness Mount Sinabung isn’t a supervolcano. Binsar Bakkara/AP   Devastating supervolcanoes can erupt simply due to changes that…
Land bulge clue to aviation threat from volcanoes

January 13, 2014

The eruption plume from Grímsvön a few hours after the start of the eruption. Credit: Bergrún Arna Óladóttir…
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