Plumes from Earth's mantle may just break up entire continents. Scientists have taken a closer look at the material rising up from the boundary layer of Earth's core and have found that they can help shape our planet's surface.
How explosive would a volcanic supereruption at Yellowstone National Park be? It would be pretty devastating.
Three massive volcanic eruptions on Jupiter's moon, Io, have made astronomers think twice about how often these outbursts occur.
Scientists are getting a closer look at Mount Rainier's volcanic plumbing. By measuring how fast Earth conducts electricity and seismic waves, researchers have made a detailed picture of what happens deep beneath the surface of the mountain.
There may be a new way to predict volcanic eruptions.
About 510 million years ago, volcanic eruptions in Australia spewed ash and greenhouse gases into the air. Now, scientists have found that they may have been the cause of the first known mass extinction in the history of complex life.
Ever hear of an island of glass? A tiny Mediterranean island between Sicily and Tunisia has a remarkable past. Known as Pantelleria, scientists have found that this island was once entirely covered in a searing-hot layer of green glass.
A mysterious snake species was spotted roaming around the volcanic rocks of an island near Mexico.
Could we predict volcanic eruptions? We may be taking one step closer with some new research. Scientists have found a little bit more about how lava dome volcanoes erupt, which may help develop methods to predict how an eruption will behave.
Mount St. Helens’ last eruption ended in 2008 after the first series of eruptions began in 2004. Geologists recently recorded rising magma at the site of the volcano 2.5 to 5 miles beneath its surface, and it still remains active.
Early in our Earth's history, vast outpourings of lava from deep within our planet accompanied the breakup of continents. Now, though, researchers have found that these massive outpourings may not be as deep as once thought.
Peru's active Ubinas volcano erupted a massive cloud of ash on April 15, and now the falling embers have caused an evacuation of the nearby village of Querapi as the Peruvian government declared a state of emergency.