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.
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.