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.
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.
Although magma stored beneath the volcanic surface can remain solid for thousands of years, it can also take only a few months to heat up and cause an eruption. Now, scientists have examined Mount Hood to get a closer look at this phenomenon.
The Jehol Biota, a trove of fossils located in northeast China, is home to one of the world's richest fossil beds. Now, new data has shown that the formation of these fossils occurred due to a volcanic eruption.
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.
Although Japan's Sakura-jima Volcano is one of the most active in the world, it rarely makes headlines. One or two small explosions typically occur every few days, with effects no greater than a light dusting of ash in the surrounding cities.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) photographed this striking view of Pavlof Volcano on May 18, 2013. The oblique perspective from the ISS reveals the three dimensional structure of the ash plume, which is often obscured by the top-down view of most remote sensing satellites.
Alaska's remote Cleveland Volcano is experiencing a continuous low-level eruption after it exploded early Saturday morning.
Massive, ancient supervolcanoes may have exploded across the Earth, releasing gases and causing the climate change that led to the End-Triassic Extinction.
Volcanoes have more impact on earth’s climate than previously thought, scientists at the University of Colorado have found.