Niijima is Japan’s newest island located in the Philippine Sea that has consistently grown in size since its inception in November. A NASA satellite image from March 30 has now found that Niijima merged with nearby island Nishino-shima.
The Tungurahua Volcano in Ecuador is among eight volcanoes that make up the Pacific Ring of Fire. It has been active since 1999, especially in the past two months, and it erupted yesterday leaving spectators with quite a site.
Yellowstone National Park assured guests and the public on Thursday that a super-volcano under the park was not expected to erupt anytime soon, despite an alarmist video that claimed bison had been seen fleeing to avoid such a calamity.
A new finding offers evidence that heat and steam emitted from volcanoes helped most of the animal and plant species survive through ice ages, thereby highlighting the importance of geothermal regions in enhancing biodiversity.
Kawah Ijen is located on the island of Java in Indonesia. When it “erupts” it doesn’t send lava running down its slopes. Instead, it emits an electric-blue fire that’s captivating at nighttime.
Researchers from the University of Miami (UM) and Atmospheric Science have found a large magma chamber right below the world's most active volcano, located in the deeper parts of Kilauea.
It turns out that the volcanic mantle plume of the Galapagos Islands isn't where scientists originally thought. Using seismic waves penetrating to a depth of nearly 200 miles, they've found an anomaly that reveals that the volcanic plume is somewhere else entirely.
Scientists have shed new light on volcanic activity. They found the factors behind determining the frequency and magnitude of volcanic phenomena, which could help predict and better understand eruptions in the future.
There are volcanoes and then there are supervolcanoes. Now, scientists have uncovered evidence of some of the largest and most explosive eruptions in Utah, revealing a bit more about that past history of our planet.
A new volcano has been discovered a kilometer under the ice sheet of West Antarctica. The volcano is undergoing slow combustion and the researchers think the heat generated by these volcanoes will trigger the melting of Antarctic ice sheets.
The world's first man-made ash cloud has been created by a team led by airline easyJet and planemaker Airbus to test how passenger aircraft cope with volcanic blasts such as the 2010 Icelandic eruption.