Possible trigger for volcanic 'super-eruptions' found
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, yet scientists have long been unsure about what triggers ...
Alert level lowered on remote Alaska volcano
(AP) -- The Alaska Volcano Observatory has lowered the alert level for a remote Aleutian Islands volcano from "watch" to "advisory."
Putting the ash clouds into perspective
(PhysOrg.com) -- New research from the University of Leeds suggests that we shouldnt expect another major ash cloud event from an Icelandic volcano for another 50 years.
Satellite images show eruption on Alaska volcano
(AP) -- A volcano on a remote Alaska island has begun erupting, but poses little danger to people or aircraft, officials said Tuesday.
Scientists discover new eruption at undersea volcano, after successfully forecasting the event
A team of scientists just discovered a new eruption of Axial Seamount, an undersea volcano located about 250 miles off the Oregon coast and one of the most active and intensely studied seamounts in ...
Paleoecologists suggest mass extinction due to huge methane release
Three active volcanoes spotted on satellite imagery from NASA
(PhysOrg.com) -- From space, NASA keeps a watchful eye on volcanic activity around the world with many satellites. NASA has just released satellite images showing activity this week from volcanoes in the countries ...
Underwater Antarctic volcanoes discovered in the Southern Ocean
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have discovered previously unknown volcanoes in the ocean waters around the remote South Sandwich Islands. Using ship-borne sea-floor mapping ...
Space race for Sochi 2014 flame
The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics flame could be heading for space as part of the 120-day torch relay, organisers said on Thursday.
Iceland's Hekla volcano shows signs of activity
(AP) -- Scientists are monitoring unusual underground activity that could signal an eruption at the Hekla volcano in southern Iceland.
Australian volcano eruptions overdue, new study confirms
(PhysOrg.com) -- Latest research into the age of volcanos in Western Victoria and South Australia has confirmed that the regions are overdue for an eruption, potentially affecting thousands of local residents.
Indonesian volcano erupts
A volcano on Indonesia's Sulawesi island erupted Sunday, spewing ash and smoke 5,000 metres into the air.
GOES satellites see ash still spewing from Chilean volcano
The Puyehue-Cordón volcano in Chile continues to spew ash that is still disrupting travel as far as Australia and New Zealand this week. A new animation of satellite imagery just released from the NASA/NOAA ...
Satellite looks down the eye of erupting Nabro Volcano
Wow! What an amazing and detailed top-down view of an active volcano! This is the Nabro Volcano, which has been erupting since June 12, 2011. It sits in an isolated region on the border between Eritrea and ...