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The beautiful nearly-symmetrical Cleveland Volcano in Alaska has now awoken again after a short rest, last erupting in 2011. The remote stratovolcano began erupting on Saturday with a series of three large explosions and has since then been releasing a continuous plume of ash, gas, and steam, into the atmosphere. These releases, particularly the ash, […]
New research results from a team led by geologist Rajdeep Dasgupta of Rice University have shown that magma forms much deeper than geologists had previously thought. The scientists put minute samples of peridotite – a rock derived from Earth’s mantle – under very high pressures in a laboratory and found that the rock can and does liquify […]
An undersea volcano located 250 miles off the coast of Oregon gave off clear warning signals just hours before erupting last year, according to researchers from Oregon State University. The research is from the same team that correctly predicted the eruption of the same volcano, years in advance, before its 2011 eruption. The researchers had […]
Super-volcanos form and erupt much more quickly than previously thought, according to a new study from researchers at Vanderbilt University. Super-volcanos and super-eruptions are referred to as super because of their massive scale, more than 100 times the size of an eruption like Mount St. Helens. They release tremendous amounts of gas, ash, and […]
The Yellowstone “super-volcano” was in the record books for creating the fourth largest eruption known to science. “Was”, because new research has shown that the super-eruption was actually two separate eruptions, which means that the Yellowstone super-volcano is a little less super and a little more frequent. “The Yellowstone volcano’s previous behavior is the […]
At over half a million years old, Mount Hood stands tall over the Oregon landscape, a volcano that has not erupted like so many of its cousins in the Cascade Mountains and throughout the Pacific Ring of Fire. Scientists have finally discovered why, and it has a lot to do with milkshakes. The research was […]
A volcanic eruption in the Red Sea has led to the possible formation of a new island where previously there had been nothing but unbroken water. The volcanic activity took place along the Zubair Group, “a collection of small islands off the west coast of Yemen,” according to NASA. Photos taken by NASA’s Terra and […]
In what life was probably like prior to the coming of the year 2000, every man and his dog is coming up with a theory for how the Earth will end come 2012. After already curbing fears that a giant “killer solar flare” will wipe out planet Earth next year, NASA has again weighed in, this time explaining that a supervolcano will not have a supereruption during 2012.
Probably. Let’s get to that later.
Scientists who witnessed the eruption of a deep sea volcano during a 2009 expedition report that the volcano was taking place near a tear in the planetary crust that is mimicking the birth of a subduction zone.
Captured on the 8th of September by the European Space Agency’s Envisat Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) are the Canary Islands, at the bottom of this image, off the west coast of Africa.
One of the tallest and one of the most active volcanoes in the world, Mount Etnain in Sicily is erupting again, spewing lava and ash into the air.
Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have discovered a slew of previously undiscovered underwater volcanoes in the ocean waters around the remote South Sandwich Islands, a series of islands grouped together with Britain’s claim in Antarctica.
These two photos – one false-colour the second natural-colour – are some of the first detailed pictures of the erupting vent and lava flows from the Nabro Volcano, located along the border between Eritrea and Ethiopia.
After midnight local time on June 13, 2011, the Nabro Volcano in the Southern Red Sea Region of Eritrea erupted after a series of earthquakes hit the Eritrea-Ethiopia border region, ranging up to magnitude 5.7. The image below shows what the stratovolcano looked like before it erupted.
Below, are images from the eruption and of the ash plume that ended up disrupting air travel in Iceland, followed shortly by Greenland, Scotland, Norway, Svalbard and a small part of Denmark, Northern Ireland, northern England and Northern Germany.
This photo of the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia, highlighting the volcanoes Avachinsky and Kozelsky, was taken by a member of the Expedition 27 crew on board the International Space Station.
This image of Novarupta, a volcano located on the Alaska Peninsula in Katmai National Park and Preserve, whose name means “new eruption”, was taken all the way back in 1990 thanks to one of the Landsat satellites.
The Russian volcano Bezymianny erupted on the morning of April 14, this year. The images below were taken over a week later on the 22nd, and shows the extend of the eruption by the the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) aboard the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite.
Over the last decade, geologists have speculated that based on certain evidence in the surrounding environment, these undersea volcanoes are capable of explosive eruptions. No one’s been able to prove it though. Until now.