Iceland's Barðarbunga volcano - located near the center of the island - is thought to be currently erupting just beneath the region's glacial ice sheet. The aviation warning for the volcano have thus been elevated from orange to red, closing off the air space in the event volcanic and steam ash starts to billow into the air.
A group of citizen scientists have been saving people's lives around the "Throat of Fire" Tungurahua volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes for nearly 15 years now. A new report details the success of this network of volunteers as they struggle to preserve the lives of people who chose to live around active volcanoes.
After an intense series of small earthquake swarms, Iceland has elevated the threat level of one of its volcanoes to the second highest level possible, warning of an ever-increasing potential for eruption.
Research conducted on Jeju Island, a popular vacation spot just south of South Korea, has revealed that the island's massive volcano is likely still active, having erupted within the last 5,000 years.
When a volcano erupts, the lava itself is not the only hazard you have to worry about. Depending on the size and type of volcano, avalanches resulting from the eruption might actually prove a more immediate danger than the eruption itself.
Geothermal heat is melting the asphalt on Firehole Lake Drive, a popular road in Yellowstone National Park, forcing officials to close it down Thursday.
The sublease for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) has received approval by the Hawaiian state Board of Land and Natural resources, but still remains on hold until objections to its construction are heard in a separate hearing.
Researchers are taking a close look at the "volcano plumbing" of Mount St. Helens, looking deeper and closer than they claim science has ever looked before.
Thermal monitoring of volcanic activity at Africa's Nyiragongo lava lake, accompanied by satellite data, is a combined technique used by researchers that may help detect eruptions and possibly lead to an early warning system for locals.
An erupting volcano covered in a large sheet of glacial ice may have created large lakes, which could have remained long enough to have hosted life, according to a new study.
El Salvador's San Miguel volcano, also known as Chaparrastique, began spewing red ash and smoke on Monday. Worried officials evacuated at least 1000 people at the first signs of this activity as a precautionary measure.
The Hawaiian island of O'ahu has actually formed by three massive shield volcanoes, not two as previously thought, experts report. The discovery of the Ka'ena Volcano, which was primarily an underwater volcano, reveals new clues to how some Hawaiian islands and additional volcanoes were formed.
While investigating a shipwreck, government scientists uncovered two "giant flowers" on the ocean floor which in fact turned out to be asphalt volcanoes, reports reveal.