Magma from Indonesia's mega eruption, which occurred 74,000 years ago, built up over millions of years thanks to the formation of magma pancakes within the Earth's crust, new research shows.
Residents of Pahoa village on Hawaii's Big Island are packing what they can and heading out, as 50 to 60 buildings, largely residential, are now in the direct path of an encroaching lava flow from Kilauea Volcano.
Japanese mountain ranges have grown more dangerous in recent years, according to local experts. That's because the massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami event that inflicted significant damage on residential areas and the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant may have also left a good number of volcanoes shaken and ready to pop.
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.
The Philippines' most active volcano is in the midst of a "gentle eruption," giving officials ample time to heighten warnings, extend danger zones, and encourage affected citizens to flee for their lives before the real eruption begins.
Another eruption surge on Iceland seems likely to occur as toxic fumes continue to spread across the country and into new regions.
Forget spelunking. While descending into the deepest recesses of the Earth can be very cool, it comes nowhere close to the awe-inspiring footage released by a team of volcano diving maniacs.
As lava continues to flow out of a new volcanic island rising out of the Pacific Ocean, scientists worry that it could trigger a tsunami off the coast of Japan.
Scientists have discovered a massive seamount beneath the Pacific Ocean, though any secrets hidden deep within it remain unknown, according to new research.
A major volcanic eruption has occurred in Papua New Guinea, prompting officials to evacuate some residents and establish a no-fly-zone over the affection region.
Iceland's Barðarbunga volcano really can't make up its mind on whether or not it wants to show off. The Icelandic volcano officially began to erupt last midnight, prompting officials to declare a no-fly-zone over the volcano. Now, however, that declaration has been rescinded, as it appears to be a relatively shy eruption.
Significant seismic activity has been occurring between Iceland's Barðarbunga volcano and Askja volcano, which are only about 30 miles apart. A number of heavier magnitude earthquakes have rocked the region since last night, and Icelandic officials have been reporting ongoing earthquake swarms.