It turns out hot spots in Earth's mantle are not to blame for some of Hawaii's known underwater volcanoes, but rather they formed from cracks or fractures in the oceanic crust, according to a new study.
A massive magma reservoir has been discovered 12 to 28 miles beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano, and it is 4.4 times larger than the shallower, long-known magma chamber, according to new research.
"Happy Earth Day! Now get out." That's essentially what the Calbuco volcano said to residents of southern Chile yesterday evening (April 23) after it started billowing huge columns of ash and lava into the air. Authorities already declared a red alert for the area, and evacuated more than 4,000 people within a 20km (12 mile) radius of the eruption.
Lava tubes, even ones large enough to hold entire cities, could possibly exist on the Moon, according to new research.
The reason why Neanderthals no longer walk the Earth has long remained a mystery, and now one group of scientists is taking a closer look at a major volcanic eruption that may have, at least in part, wiped out our early human ancestors.
Southern Chile's Villarrica volcano, one of the country's most dangerous and active volcanoes, erupted early Tuesday, sending lava 3,000 feet into the air and causing thousands to flee, according to reports.
A mysterious substance locals are calling "milky rain" was found falling in parts of Washington and Oregon last Friday afternoon and into the night. Experts are now speculating about its origins while simultaneously reassuring locals that it's unlikely a threat to public health.
We've already seen volcano diving daredevils, go-pros and drones, but what about robots which can get the job done all the time? Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) are working to make this a reality, potentially opening up new opportunities for otherwise risky geological research.
Exactly why the Neanderthals were wiped out remains a mystery, but now a new study says that a volcanic eruption, one possible theory, is likely not to blame for the demise of these human ancestors.
A new layer of Earth is growing beneath an Icelandic volcano, shedding light on how the Earth's crust forms, according to a new study.
An odd-shaped Chilean lake in the Andes Mountains may not look like your typical volcano, but it may be the site of a future mega-eruption, according to a recent study.
Dangerously thick plumes of volcanic ash have caused a significant number of flight cancellations and delays in southern Japan. The eruption of Mount Aso - one of the largest volcanoes in the world - also shook Kyushu island with a massive boom before raining lava and searing rocks on its largely uninhabited countryside.
Lava can't stop Turkey Day! Officials have declared that the Pahoa village road in Hawaii will soon be open once more, clearing the way for Thanksgiving travelers as they drive right by a now-becalmed lava flow.
Small volcanic eruptions over the years may actually helped slow climate change. That's at least according to a new study which details how minor eruptions between 2000 and 2013 may have directly cooled the average global temperature.