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Have volcanoes stabilized the temperatures on the Earth’s surface?

[ad_1] London: A new study has found that volcanoes were responsible for stabilizing Earth’s surface temperatures and acted as a safety valve for Earth’s long-term climate. The results of the study were published in the journal “Nature Geoscience”. Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered that vast chains of volcanoes were both responsible for […]

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Doomsday preacher warns seven volcanoes could ‘end life on earth’ in wacky prophecy warning of impending ‘climate chaos’

A BONKERS Doomsday preacher has warned that seven volcanoes could erupt and “end life on earth” in a wacky prophecy. Evangelist pastor Paul Begley also raves on YouTube about “climate chaos” as a “doomsday sign that can kill you”. 5 Earth is on the crater of an apocalyptic event, the maniacal preacher warnsCredit: Getty 5 […]

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Volcanoes act as a safety valve for Earth’s long-term climate – Stabilizing surface temperatures

Continental volcanic arcs such as this one in Kamchatka, Russia are rapidly weathered, leading to the removal of CO2 from the atmosphere over geologic time. Credit: Tom Gernon, University of Southampton Scientists from the University of Southampton have found that vast chains of volcanoes are responsible for both the emission and removal of atmospheric carbon […]

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Volcanoes have acted as a safety valve for Earth’s long-term climate

[ad_1] Continental volcanic arcs like that of Kamchatka, Russia, are rapidly altered, causing CO2 to be removed from the atmosphere over geological time. Credit: Tom Gernon, University of Southampton Scientists at the University of Southampton found that vast chains of volcanoes were responsible for both the emission and then removal of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) […]

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The Veyo and Santa Clara volcanoes are 10 minutes apart. Here’s how to hike them. – Cedar City News

[ad_1] Cinder cone volcano in the Santa Clara volcanic field, date unspecified | Public Domain Image, St. George News ST. GEORGE – The small town of Veyo, Utah – just 20 minutes northwest of St. George with a total population of 822 – is nestled in the shadow of a volcano. Prominent Cinder Cone Volcano, […]

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3 volcanoes located along Alaska’s Pacific “ring of fire” are erupting at the same time

[ad_1] Ash-spewing Pavlof volcano in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. This photo was taken of a different volcanic eruption in March 2016. US Coast Guard / Lieutenant Commander Nahshon Almandmoss / Document via Reuters Three volcanoes erupt at the same time on a remote island chain in Alaska. Two of the volcanoes spew low levels […]

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How will climate change affect volcanoes?

British researchers have started to unravel the complex relationship between volcanic eruptions and climate change, showing that the temperature of the atmosphere affects the spread of ash and gases. One of the most massive volcanic eruptions of the 20and century was that of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines. When it exploded in 1991, it spewed […]

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Which islands have the most impressive active volcanoes?

[ad_1] Both islands are known for their active volcanoes and for those who fascinate them, it is a difficult choice to decide which are the best. Iceland and the Hawaiian Islands could not be more contrasted. While the Hawaiian Islands are tropical, Iceland is subarctic. While the natives of the Hawaiian Islands are Polynesians, the […]

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3 erupting Alaskan volcanoes spewing lava or ash clouds

[ad_1] In this webcam image provided by the Alaska Volcanoes Observatory, the Pavlof volcano is in an erupting state with episodic low-level ash emissions on Thursday, August 5, 2021. Three remote volcanoes in Alaska are each in state of eruption, one producing lava and the other two blowing steam and ash. So far, no small […]

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Three erupting Alaskan volcanoes spewing lava or ash clouds

[ad_1] ANCHORING – Three remote Alaskan volcanoes are in various erupting states, one producing lava and the other two blowing steam and ash. So far, none of the small communities near the volcanoes have been affected, said Chris Waythomas, a geologist at the Alaska Volcano Observatory on Thursday. Thursday’s webcams clearly showed low-level episodic ash […]

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Volcanoes in UK’s Favorite Vacation Spots ‘Urgent’ Need for Risk Assessment | Sciences | New

[ad_1] But that might not be the case in the future, especially if global warming and melting ice caps are taken into account. It should be noted that the report’s findings make no predictions about volcanic eruptions or the potential dangers posed by volcanic islands. Instead, the report should provide researchers with more context for […]

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Signs of life on Venus Really explosive volcanoes

[ad_1] “We don’t know what Venus is capable of.” Active venus Scientists were baffled by the discovery of phosphine gas in Venus’ atmosphere last year. They hailed the discovery as a slim but real sign that microbial life could survive in the clouds above the bloated surface of the planet below – because, back on […]

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Strange chemical on Venus may have come from volcanoes, not life

A mysterious smell of unstable chemical in the sky of Venus may not be a sign of life but the result of explosive volcanic eruptions, according to a new study. Last year, scientists reported detecting signs of the molecule phosphine in the clouds of the second rock from the sun. The chemical, made up of […]

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Things to do in Panama: beaches, lazy, active volcanoes and more

While Costa Rica often gets the bulk of the Central American hype, Panama has its own excellence right next door. And we’re not just talking about the channel. Nestled between the Pacific and the Caribbean, not only is it convenient as all go out for American travelers – they take US dollars, you won’t need […]

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A guide to the most impressive active volcanoes in Europe

You might be surprised to learn that Europe is covered in volcanoes. No need to worry though, the vast majority are extinct or dormant. Dormant volcanoes are technically active but have not erupted for a long time. They are just expected to erupt again at some point in the future. Most volcanoes in Europe are […]

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Invisible blasts of electricity from volcanoes signal eruptions

As one of Japan’s most active volcanoes, Sakurajima often dazzles with dramatic volcanic flashes against ash-filled skies. But the volcano can also produce much smaller, invisible bursts of electrical activity that mystify and intrigue scientists. Now, an analysis of 97 explosions at Sakurajima from June 2015 helps show when the eruptions produce visible lightning strikes […]

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How volcanoes can help clean up crypto mining

[ad_1] President of El Salvador Nayib Bukele has made headlines for two reasons: his intention to harness geothermal energy as an alternative energy source and to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. President Bukele tweeted that he had “instructed the president of LaGeoSV to put in place a plan to provide facilities for Bitcoin mining energy […]

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Earth’s mantle provides new clues to explain Indonesia’s explosive volcanoes

Agung, a volcano in Bali, had an explosive eruption in 2018. Credit: OL Andersen Indonesian volcanoes are among the most dangerous in the world. Why? Through chemical analyzes of tiny minerals in lava from Bali and Java, researchers at Uppsala University and elsewhere have found new clues. They now understand better how the Earth’s mantle […]

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Why are Indonesian volcanoes so dangerous? • Earth.com

The Indonesian island chain was created by volcanism caused by one of the earth’s plates sliding under another. The Indonesian islands themselves are the peaks of volcanoes rising from the ocean. The magma produced by volcanoes varies widely in composition, depending on the Earth’s mantle where the magma is produced. In Indonesia, the same process […]

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Explosive Secret of Volcanoes – The Hindu

[ad_1] Volcanoes that have erupted for millennia in a certain way have the capacity to undergo unexpected changes We all know the basics of volcanoes. These are spots on the earth’s crust from which molten rock, volcanic ash and some gases can escape from an underground chamber. Molten rock is called magma when it is […]

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Does money grow on volcanoes? El Salvador explores bitcoin mining

[ad_1] EL SALVADOR (Reuters) – Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele said on Wednesday he had tasked state-owned geothermal power company LaGeo with developing a plan to offer bitcoin mining facilities using renewable energy from volcanoes from the country. El Salvador became the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender after its Congress […]

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SUNDAY SPACE: Solar System volcanoes come in many varieties, shapes and sizes | Examiner

[ad_1] news, local news, There are different types of volcanoes on Earth. From the wide and short shield volcanoes of Hawaii to the craggy, tall, and explosive stratovolcanoes found at the edges of tectonic plates (think of the kind of volcano that destroyed Pompeii). But have you ever considered the types of volcanoes that might […]

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Volcanoes in the Solar System Come in Many Varieties, Shapes and Sizes | Canberra weather

[ad_1] news, latest news, There are different types of volcanoes on Earth, from the wide and short shield volcanoes of Hawaii to the craggy, tall, and explosive stratovolcanoes found at the edges of tectonic plates (think of the kind of volcano that destroyed Pompeii). But have you ever considered the types of volcanoes that might […]

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Covid variant hot spots are ‘volcanoes threatening to explode’

[ad_1] Prominent Liverpool doctor warned of hike coronavirus hot spots are volcanoes that could explode and spread disease across the country. Scientists assess the impact of detentions scheduled for June 21, dubbed Freedom Day, and if that could be derailed by an increase in infections fueled by the Indian variant. There are a few hotspots […]

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Phivolcs issues lahar advisory for Taal and Pinatubo volcanoes amid “Dante” assault – Manila Bulletin

[ad_1] The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) warned on Wednesday June 2 that volcanic sediment flows or lahars could occur in the waterways around the Taal and Pinatubo volcanoes due to tropical storm “Dante”. Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) Citing a violent weather report, Phivolcs said Dante is expected to make […]

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Here’s why Mount Nyiragongo is one of Africa’s most dangerous volcanoes

The volcano’s magma is also particularly rich in carbon dioxide, an invisible and odorless gas. This gas often quietly exudes to the surface via aquifers above deep bodies of outgassing magma. Being denser than air, the gas accumulates unnoticed in low areas. The locals call it mazukuor “evil wind”. “We have a lot of people […]

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Why do volcanoes erupt?

[ad_1] According to the traditions of the Australian Gunditjamara people, the mainland’s Budj Bim volcano formed when a giant crouched on the earth for so long that its body became a volcanic mountain and its teeth turned into lava that the volcano spat out. But as the science of geology explains, the 60 to 80 […]

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Three of the best places to experience volcanoes

In March, a volcano in southwest Iceland, on the Reykjanes peninsula, began to erupt. Thousands of visitors have since been drawn to the Geldinga Valley to watch lava flows from what geologists call a “minor” eruption. “But for Icelanders, it’s a rare opportunity to see their volcanic landscape take shape,” Egill Bjarnason told the Financial […]

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Volcanoes on Mars could be active

[ad_1] Recent explosive volcanic deposit around a fissure in the Cerberus Fossae system. NASA / JPL / MSSS / The Murray Lab Evidence of recent volcanic activity on Mars shows that eruptions may have occurred in the past 50,000 years, according to a new study by researchers at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the […]

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Collapsing volcanoes erupt longer and harder

[ad_1] The partially collapsed crater of Kilauea, the most active volcano in the Hawaiian chain, after the … [+] 2018-2019 eruption. Getty Images Scientists have discovered what triggers large-scale volcanic eruptions and the conditions that can lead to them. Hawaii’s Kilauea is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. For this reason and […]

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Volcanoes on Mars could be active, raising the possibility that Mars was recently habitable

Evidence of recent volcanic activity on Mars shows that eruptions could have taken place within the last 50,000 years, according to a new study by researchers from the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and the Planetary Science Institute at the University of Arizona. Most volcanism on the Red Planet occurred between 3 and 4 billion years […]

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Living volcanoes and frozen lakes: these are the most dangerous hotels in Europe for daredevils

[ad_1] Europe is full of unusual and immersive places to stay that encourage people to come into contact with Mother Earth. And we’re not talking about your average Eat Pray Love retreat – as fun as they can be for some. We have discovered destinations that put all the courage and beauty of the natural […]

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Volcanoes on Mars may still be active

Orbital view of the Olympus Mons volcano on Mars, the largest known volcano in the solar system. This … [+] measures 375 miles in diameter at its base, and the walls of the volcano rise 15 miles above the plains of Mars. Corbis via Getty Images Using data from satellites orbiting Mars, a study has […]

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Volcanoes on Mars could be active, increasing the possibility that the planet is recently habitable

[ad_1] Daniel Stolte, University Communications, and Alan Fischer, Planetary Science Institute May 6, 2021 Recent explosive volcanic deposit around a fissure in the Cerberus Fossae system. NASA / JPL / MSSS / The Murray Lab Evidence of recent volcanic activity on Mars shows that eruptions may have occurred in the past 50,000 years, according to […]

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Underwater volcanoes release enough energy to power an entire continent

Volcanic eruptions deep in our oceans release powerful blasts of energy at a rate high enough to power an entire CONTINENT, study finds Researchers have created a mathematical model to understand underwater eruptions They were found to be spitting up vast clouds of ash which propelled mega plumes of hot air They are powered by […]

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Travel Essentials for Seniors – TravelAwaits

TravelAwaits participates in affiliate programs with various companies. We may earn a commission when you click on or make purchases through links. Traveling is exciting, but getting there can be an exhausting experience at any age. Younger travelers may be more tolerant of the inevitable mishaps you’ll encounter on your trip, like sleeping on airport […]

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From eruptions to sunsets, volcanoes have left their mark on paintings

[ad_1] A new volcanic site in Iceland made headlines this week, with photos and videos allowing everyone to see volcanic activity in Geldingadalur. People have always been fascinated by volcanic activity and have captured it in writings and paintings. These eyewitness accounts are one of the ways we know historical volcanic activity, but the volcanic […]

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A Symposium By Valur & Hannah Jane

[ad_1] photo by Axel Sigurðarson & Others (see individual captions for credit) You would think that a nation both obsessed with literature and as seismically active as Iceland would write a lot of stories about volcanoes. But this is not really the case. Certainly there are. The excellent story ‘Eldarnir: stin og aðrar hamfarir’ centers […]

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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park sees largest drop in attendance since 1966

[ad_1] CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / [email protected] / 2019 Visitors try to get a glimpse of Halemaumau Crater through the haze at the Steaming Bluff Viewpoint in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Visitor arrivals at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park fell about 57% as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on tourism statewide. The park reported last week that […]

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Volunteers monitor the volcanoes of the Antilles | Opinion

Erouscilla Joseph is actively working when I contact her via Zoom at the end of February. As Director of the Seismic Research Center (SRC) at the University of the West Indies, she is responsible for a center that currently monitors at least 13 potentially active volcanoes in the region. And one of them is erupting. […]

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How and why do volcanoes erupt?

[ad_1] This week has seen two major volcanic eruptions, so now is the perfect time to try to understand why these spectacular events are happening. Dr Siobhán Power of Geological Survey of Ireland answers a few questions, but let’s catch up with the news first … Earlier in the week, Etna in Italy exploded. Read […]

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Volcanoes Watching: The Five Volcanoes That Could Erupt As Merapi Explodes In A Fiery Eruption | Sciences | New

[ad_1] Indonesia’s most active volcano, Mount Merapi, erupted just two weeks ago, causing a spectacular red river of lava and scorching clouds of gas flowing 9,850 feet (3 km) along. its slopes. Although no casualties were reported, the sounds of the explosive eruption were audible 18 miles (30 km) away – serving as a timely […]

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Cornish volcanoes that were active hundreds of millions of years ago

[ad_1] You might find it hard to imagine, but Cornwall’s past includes barren deserts, terrifying prehistoric beasts, and volcanoes. Our county was once an active region of volcanism, and lava-spitting volcanic eruptions shaped the local landscape for millions of years to come. Although Britain’s last volcanoes are believed to have erupted around 60 million years […]

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Deep-sea volcanoes: windows in the basement | NSF

[ad_1] Research News Deep-sea volcanoes: windows in the basement Underwater volcanoes reveal the complexity of seabed microbial life Hydrothermal ventilation at the site of the Brothers volcano cone January 5, 2021 Although hydrothermally active underwater volcanoes make up a large part of Earth’s volcanism and are mineral-rich biological hotspots, very little is known about the […]

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Underwater Volcanoes: Windows to the Basement | NSF

Although hydrothermally active submarine volcanoes represent a large portion of Earth’s volcanism and are mineral-rich biological hotspots, very little is known about the microbial diversity of these systems. In the review PNAS, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation of the United States show that on one of these volcanoes, the Brothers submarine arc volcano […]

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Australia has many ancient volcanoes. But how were they formed?

If you take a trip this summer, you may pass several ancient sentinels of Australia’s volcanic past. Many of them, like the Glass House Mountains, are hard to miss. These ancient volcanic plugs are all that remains of eruptions that occurred around 25 million years ago. They are among hundreds of ancient volcanic remnants that […]

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Australia was once home to hundreds of ancient volcanoes. We can finally find out why

[ad_1] Geologically, Australia is a relatively quiet place to live. Earthquakes are rare and typically sweet, and as with volcanoes, there has not been as much as a burp of magma on the continent in thousands of years. It hasn’t always been that way. In fact, the earth is littered with the remains of mysterious […]

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Why has the east coast had hundreds of volcanoes since the dinosaur era? – ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Australia’s east coast is littered with the remains of hundreds of volcanoes – the most recent only a few thousand years old – and scientists have been unable to explain why so many eruptions occurred in the 1980s. last million years. Today, geoscientists at the University of Sydney have discovered why part of a […]

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Eastern Australia has hundreds of enigmatic volcanoes. New research shows how they were formed

[ad_1] The landscape of eastern Australia is dotted with hundreds of extinct volcanoes. They gave birth to an environment to which the Aborigines have been connected for tens of thousands of years, and to the rich soils upon which modern Australia has developed in recent years. a few hundred years. Read more: When the Bullin […]

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Why has the East Coast had hundreds of volcanoes since the age of the dinosaurs?

Australia’s east coast is littered with the remains of hundreds of volcanoes – the most recent of which is only a few thousand years old – and scientists are struggling to explain why so many eruptions have taken place over the past 80 years. last million years. Now geoscientists from the University of Sydney have […]

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Biological hot spots are windows in the basement

[ad_1] Hydrothermal ventilation of magmatic gas at the Cone site in the Brothers volcano. Credit: Image courtesy of Anna-Louise Reysenbach, NSF, ROV Jason and 2018 © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Hydrothermally active submarine volcanoes make up a large portion of Earth’s volcanism and are mineral-rich biological hotspots, but very little is known about the dynamics […]

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Underwater volcanoes: windows on the subsurfa

[ad_1] image: Image 2. Deep sea hydrothermal vent chimneys on the northwest caldera wall of the Brothers volcano. Image courtesy of Anna-Louise Reysenbach, NSF, ROV Jason and 2018 © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. see Following Credit: Anna-Louise Reysenbach Hydrothermally active submarine volcanoes make up a large portion of Earth’s volcanism and are mineral-rich biological hotspots, […]

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Volcanoes on Venus could still smoke

Venus is our toxic twin. Its chemical composition, size and density are similar to those of our world, although its hellish temperatures can melt lead and its atmosphere is full of sulfuric acid. But it may be even more Earth-like than we knew. A paper published last week in Science Advances demonstrates that Venus could […]

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How volcanoes explode deep under the ocean

An island in the Azores: This is an example of an underwater volcano that has reached the surface of the sea. The crater is clearly visible. Image via aroxopt/iStock.com/University of Würzburg. Most volcanic eruptions on Earth occur invisibly at the bottom of the world’s oceans. In recent years, oceanography has shown that these submarine volcanoes […]

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Using sound to study underwater volcanoes

[ad_1] NOAA”width =” “height =””/> The Hawaiian-Emperor Seamount Range (the roughly L-shaped configuration near the center of the image) is approximately 3,900 miles long. For comparison, it is the west coast of North America on the right. Credit: NOAA Imagine placing a stone on a piece of hanging cardboard. If the cardboard is sturdy and […]

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Volcanoes where they shouldn’t be? Maybe it’s a coat sponge

[ad_1] Google earth The location and characteristics of most of the world’s volcanoes can be explained with just two recipes for magma production. The melting point of rock is dependent on pressure, so hot mantle rock flowing to the surface can melt when pressure drops. Adding water also lowers the melting point, so water-laden seabed […]

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Gacad: volcanoes explained – SUNSTAR

[ad_1] THE VOLCANOES are the geological architects of the Earth. They created over 80 percent of our planet’s surface, laying the foundation that allowed life to thrive. Their explosive force makes mountains as well as craters. Rivers of lava spread across dark landscapes. But as time passes, the elements break down these volcanic rocks, releasing […]

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Study points to cause for several breathing oxygen mysteries – sciencedaily

[ad_1] Earth’s breathable atmosphere is essential for life, and a new study suggests the first oxygen burst was added by a series of volcanic eruptions caused by tectonics. The study by geoscientists at Rice University offers a new theory to help explain the appearance of significant concentrations of oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere about 2.5 […]

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How are volcanoes formed? | Facts about volcanoes

[ad_1] The Earth has four main layers. The innermost layer of the Earth is a solid core made of iron. Its outer core is a molten mixture of iron and nickel. These layers are surrounded by the Earth’s mantle, the pasty layer of molten rock that powers Earth’s volcanoes. And finally, the lithosphere consists of […]

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Deep-rooted plumbing system discovered under ocean volcanoes

Cardiff University scientists have revealed the true extent of the internal “plumbing system” that fuels volcanic activity around the world. An examination of the pockets of magma contained in the crystals has revealed that the large chambers of molten rock that feed volcanoes can extend more than 16 km below the Earth’s surface. The new […]

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10 of the biggest “super volcanoes” – HeritageDaily

A supervolcano is classified as a volcano with an eruption magnitude of 8, the largest Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) value where the volume of deposits for that eruption is greater than 1,000 cubic kilometers (240 cubic miles) . Supervolcanoes occur when mantle magma rises in the crust and is unable to break through a fissure […]

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Guess what, California? Now you have to prepare for erupting volcanoes

Based on records of volcanic history, geologists calculate the probability of an eruption in California within the next 30 years at 16%. For comparison, scientists put the 30-year probability of a major Bay Area earthquake along the San Andreas Fault at around 22%. Jessica Ball, geologist at the California Volcano Observatory and co-author of the […]

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Volcanoes may have formed on Mars the same way they did on Hawaii

Most of the images we see of Mars make its landscape look flat and vast, but it’s actually home to some of the tallest mountains in the entire solar system. And although the planet is rather inactive, it was once very active. Mars has winds and dunes that form distinct features on its surface similar […]

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Newly discovered underwater volcanoes could be a biological hotspot • Earth.com

A research expedition led by Australian National University (ANU) has discovered a ‘lost ocean world’ of underwater volcanoes about 250 miles off the coast of Tasmania. The scientists were aboard the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) research vessel Investigator mapping the seafloor when they came across the previously unknown seamount chain. The volcanic […]

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An incredible “lost world” of underwater volcanoes discovered at the bottom of the ocean

Hidden beneath the waves off the east coast of Australia, scientists have discovered a “lost world” of epic volcanic peaks buried beneath the Tasman Sea, never before seen by human eyes. This chain of volcanic seamounts – underwater mountains formed by ancient, extinct volcanoes – rise about 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) above the ocean floor. […]

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Scientists discover a ‘lost world’ of underwater VOLCANOES – and it’s a hotspot for humpback whales

The Lost World was discovered about 400km east of Tasmania A map of the lost world ( Image: CSIRO) Scientists have discovered a “lost volcanic world” off the coast of Tasmania, which is teeming with marine life. The Lost World was discovered about 400km east of Tasmania, by researchers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial […]

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The ‘lost world’ of underwater volcanoes is a hotspot for humpback whales

A recently discovered ‘lost world’ of underwater volcanoes teems with diverse marine life above and below the waves. Scientists aboard the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) ship Investigator mapping the seafloor discovered a diverse chain of volcanic seamounts located in deep water about 400 km east of Tasmania. Although these water mountains reach […]

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Strange volcanoes erupt across the solar system

NASA’s Juno spacecraft recently spotted a possible new volcano at the south pole of Jupiter’s laviest moon, Io. But this volcanically active moon isn’t the only one in the solar system, where hot rocks are exploding and seeping across the surface of multiple worlds. So how do volcanoes on Earth differ from those that erupt […]

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Connecting Mantle Plumes to Volcanoes and Traces of Hot Spots

Source: Geophysical Research Journal: Solid Earth About 80 million years ago, China’s largest continental plate began to move northeast. As it drifted, it passed over a stationary plume of hot, flowing rock in the mantle. The plume passed through the weak parts of the crust and formed a linear anomalous zone. At least that’s the […]

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These are the most dangerous volcanoes in the world

DDozens of people have died, hundreds are missing and many more homes have been destroyed after separate volcanic eruptions in Hawaii and Guatemala grabbed headlines around the world in recent months. And while these volcanic eruptions aren’t part of a trend, experts say the volcanoes in question are far from the only dangerous ones in […]

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Ottawa geochemist explains difference between El Fuego and Kilauea volcanoes

Breadcrumb Links Science Local News Volcan de Fuego spews hot, molten lava from its crater in Guatemala. Photo by Moises Castillo via The Associated Press Content of the article Two global volcanoes erupt within a month of each other – Guatemala’s El Fuego kills dozens in a single day, while in Hawaii there are no […]

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Hawaii’s “hot spot”: it creates volcanoes and islands

CNN — Born from volcanoes, Hawaii is a place where spectacular beauty stems from intense geophysical forces that have operated over millions of years. What’s Behind Kilauea Volcano’s Eruption This Spring? The outer envelope of the Earth is made up of various rigid and constantly moving “plates”. Plate movement results in earthquakes and volcanoes – […]

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Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire, lightning, wind and volcanoes

By Jason R. Patton, Ph.D., Ross Stein, Ph.D., and Volkan Sevilgen, M.Sc. At 12:46 p.m. HST, a robust, reddish-brown ash plume column occurred after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake on the southern flank of Kilauea rocked the Big Island of Hawaii. (USGS HVO) Earthquakes and eruptions in Hawai’i Over the past week, there has been a […]

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Creeping giants: Mars volcanoes grew incredibly slowly

Volcanoes on Mars are more than 1,000 times older than their counterparts on Earth, according to new research. The new study (opens in a new tab)which was published on October 3 in the journal Nature Communications, looked at Martian meteorites, which allowed scientists to finally determine the age of the various lava flows on the […]

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Venus has very few volcanoes – oddly, maybe that’s why it’s as hot as hell

In their quest to discover habitable planets, scientists are looking for Earth-like qualities. We do this because the Earth supports life, of course, but it collapses when you consider Venus. Based on its size, chemistry and position in the solar system, our neighboring planet is the most Earth-like ever observed. Yet, while Earth is the […]

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How the World’s Largest Volcanoes Formed

A study by the Australian National University (ANU) has solved the 168-year-old mystery of how the world’s largest and most active volcanoes formed in Hawaii. The study found that the volcanoes formed along twin pathways due to a directional shift of the Pacific plate three million years ago. ANU lead researcher Tim Jones said scientists […]

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Why are volcanoes on Mars so different from those on Earth?

This week, NASA announced that it had discovered one of the youngest, possibly the the youngest major volcano on Mars to date. Arsia Mons – a gigantic 110 kilometer (68 mile) caldera, which is also more than twice the height of Everest – was previously known, but new satellite observations have been used to get […]

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Hawaii Volcanoes Map

Having just visited Hawaii, I was curious about the island chain and all of its volcanoes. I read some general things about volcanoes in my travel guides, but wanted more details. Which ones are active? Is it possible to reach the top on all of them? Which are accessible by car or on foot? Where […]

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What’s new in Madagascar? Why are there volcanoes on an island that is not close to any tectonic boundary? –ScienceDaily

Madagascar, the large island off the east coast of Africa with lemurs and baobabs, is believed to be sitting in the middle of an ancient tectonic plate, and therefore, according to the rules of plate tectonics, should be tectonically calm: few earthquakes and no volcanoes. But it’s not. The island has been away from tectonic […]