Iceland, Hawaii and Italy have all tried to control lava to save cities in the past. A volcanologist explains the methods.
Iceland is known as ‘the land of fire and ice’ for a reason.
When mud, fluids and gases erupt at the Earth’s surface, they hint at what’s happening underground, allowing scientists to build a more comprehensive 3D view of what’s going on inside our planet.
A phenomenon first theorized over 200 years ago is also a telltale sign of nuclear tests.
Tsunamis aren’t just bigger-than-average waves. Triggered by undersea earthquakes or volcanic eruptions like the one in Tonga, they are fast, massive and potentially destructive. Here’s why.
To answer this question, it’s important to understand how PVMBG of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources classify the physical events of Semeru and the corresponding alert level.
Nyiragongo is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of its fast-moving lava. It can flow at a speed of about 100km per hour.
I look at fragments of the Earth’s mantle under a microscope to learn how fast molten rock moves from deep in the Earth to the surface. This can help us prepare for future volcanic eruptions.
Scientists say they’ve found a new method to help predict when volcanoes will erupt, based on data crunched from an eruption last year in Hawaii.
At Kīlauea in Hawai'i, a recent volcanic eruption has created some of the most spectacular sights in nature. But also danger for those around it.
Research suggests a new threat to life on Earth from the meteorite’s crash: Via seismic waves, the impact triggered massive undersea eruptions, as big as any ever seen in our planet’s history.
A new study has found a way to predict eruptions at Mount Etna within two weeks.
How do scientists predict volcanic eruptions? To do so with accuracy, they need to know the individual volcano and its history very well.
The world watches and waits to see what will happen next at Bali’s Mt Agung, an active volcano.
The planet is more similar to Earth than any other – except when it comes to supporting life.
What can we expect Australia’s next volcanic eruption to be like? That depends where and when it happens, and it could be sooner than you think.
Three new volcanoes have been discovered in the Newer Volcanics Province (NVP) in Victoria and South Australia, a region…