A study found in an online journal chronicles the curious case of Mount Etna's wandering craters, appearing in various spots on the volcano.
Hawaii's Mount Kilauea is one of the most active volcanoes on the island and in the world. Its Puu Oo vent has one of most long-lived eruptions in the Earth--more than 30 years--and its lava continues to take over the island and create new coastlines.
Beneath its beauty, there is a supervolcano underneath the Yellow Stone National Park and experts said it can wipe out half of the U.S. if it erupts. Studies differ as to when the eruption will take place, but one thing is for sure: it can cause millions of deaths and massive destruction.
Following the major eruption of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, researchers have shown how sulfur aerosols emitted into the atmosphere impact cloud formation by creating creating smaller water droplets that reflect more light.
Aerosol particles ejected into the air following volcanic eruptions can trigger rainfall shortages that ultimately alter river systems worldwide.
When we picture volcanoes erupting, molten hot magma comes to mind. Surprisingly though, new research says that explosive volcanoes are actually fueled in large part by water.
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.
"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.
Underwater volcanoes are normally gentle giants, but their frequent flare-ups could affect climate change, according to new research.
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.
The Eruption of Iceland's Bárðarbunga volcano that officially began late last August is still going strong, releasing small streams of magma across the scorched earth. And while media attention towards it has died down ever since it was determined that it was no threat in its largely uninhabited danger zone, GoPro-toting enthusiasts will still travel to admire the force of nature that it is.
A Japanese volcano erupted this morning, trapping hundreds of hikers and possibly killing one person. A massive cloud of ash now covered the immediate region, stretching for nearly two miles, according to local reports.
Researchers have long suspected that the 'Year Without Summer' was caused by the combination of two massive volcanic eruptions, whose far-reaching clouds of smoke and soot literally blacked out the Sun. However, only one of these volcanic eruptions was ever found on record... until now.
Another eruption surge on Iceland seems likely to occur as toxic fumes continue to spread across the country and into new regions.