More than 15,000 flee volcano in Indonesia
More than 15,000 people have now fled their homes since Mount Sinabung in western Indonesia spectacularly erupted this week, an official said Thursday.
Volcano prompts declaration of emergency in Peru
Peru declared a state of emergency Thursday in nine districts threatened by the Ubinas volcano, which has erupted seven times since September 1, spewing harmful gas and ash.
Three rescued after helicopter iced on Alaska volcano (Update)
Two researchers and their pilot have been rescued from a remote Alaska volcano after freezing rain left thick ice on their helicopter.
Scientists confirm existence of largest single volcano on Earth (Update)
A University of Houston (UH) professor led a team of scientists to uncover the largest single volcano yet documented on Earth. Covering an area roughly equivalent to the British Isles or the state of New ...
Deep-ocean carbon sinks: Study involves basic research on dark ocean microorganisms
Although microbes that live in the so-called "dark ocean"—below a depth of some 600 feet where light doesn't penetrate—may not absorb enough carbon to curtail global warming, they do absorb considerable ...
Hawaiian Islands formed through extrusive volcanic activity
Scientists generally believe that the Hawaiian Islands formed primarily through endogenous growth, or intrusion, in which hot magma intrudes into a rock and then solidifies before it reaches the surface. However, a new study ...
A hitchhiker's guide to pumice
A floating raft of pumice created by an underwater volcanic eruption near New Zealand, and teeming with marine hitchhikers, has been spotted in the northern Great Barrier Reef.
Strong quake hits Indonesia; no tsunami threat
A strong earthquake struck off eastern Indonesia on Sunday, causing panic among residents in East Timor, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and there was no danger of a tsunami.
Harmful particles in Icelandic volcanic ash fell first, says new research
The type of particles which are most harmful to jet engines were the first to fall out of the Eyjafjallajökull ash plume following the volcano's eruption in 2010, delegates at the Goldschmidt conference will be told today.
New Zealand volcano lets off steam
A volcano off New Zealand sent a plume of steam two kilometres (1.24 miles) into the air Tuesday, although volcanologists described the eruption as small and said it was over in minutes.
Volcanic eruption coats Japanese city with ash
Residents in a southern Japanese city accustomed to frequent eruptions from a nearby volcano were busy washing ash off the streets Monday after the mountain spewed a record-high smoke plume into the sky.
Remote Alaska volcano emits lava flow, ash plume
A remote Alaska volcano is again oozing lava into its ice-filled caldera, but there's no cause for alarm for nearby residents.
Volcano spews more hot ash, lava in east Indonesia
A volcano spewed more hot ash and lava on a tiny Indonesian island Monday after causing six deaths over the weekend.
A waterworld of volcanoes
In 2008, UiB researchers discovered Loki's Castle, a field of five active hydrothermal vents on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between Norway and Greenland. The field contains rich metal deposits and a unique wildlife.