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Water content controls depth of magma storage under many volcanoes, study finds

Water content controls depth of magma storage under many volcanoes, study finds A possible key to better eruption predictions overturns conventional theory Water content controls how deep magma is stored beneath active volcanoes, a new study finds. Here, lead author Daniel Rasmussen of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory collects volcanic ash from the Fisher Caldera […]

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Photos of volcanic storm on Etna look like something out of Lord of the Rings

Volcanic lightning strikes Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy, during an eruption on Friday, February 11, 2022. Photo: Emilio Messina (PA) A powerful eruption last week from Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy created a volcanic storm so powerful it lit up the sky with a dramatic flash. The eruption began late last Thursday and threw volcanic […]

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USGS places four US volcanoes on high watch due to increased unrest

Despite the recent focus on Tonga’s main volcanic eruption, the USGS continues to monitor volcanoes in the United States. Currently four are at high Watch/Orange status due to activity altogether. (Photo: Getty Images) Volcanoes placed in high standby/orange status Great Sitkin Volcano, Pavlof, Semisopochnoi and Kilauea are the four volcanoes showing signs of unrest or […]

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Sonic boom, earthquake, tsunami waves: Why Tonga’s volcanic eruption was no easy feat | world news

The eruption of the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano in the southern Pacific island of Tonga was no small feat. It triggered tsunami waves in the Pacific and choked Tonga in dust. Watch: “Stay away from the coast…”, a volcanic eruption triggers panic Saturday’s eruption was so powerful it was recorded around the world and […]

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Central heating (US): scientists discover an underground volcanic conduit from Galapagos to Panama

Scientists have discovered a 900-mile-long conduit in the Earth’s mantle, beneath the Earth’s crust, that carries volcanic material from the Galápagos Islands to Panama in Central America. An interdisciplinary team led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute discovered “anomalous geochemical compositions beneath Panama” that trace back to the Galápagos plume, a column of molten rock […]

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The 5 volcanoes that make up the Big Island of Hawaii

Nicknamed the “Aloha State”, The state of Hawaii is located approximately 3,200 km southwest of the contiguous United States in the Pacific Ocean. It is the only American state located outside the North American continent. The eight main islands of Hawaii, namely Hawai’i, Maui, O’ahu, Kaua’i, Moloka’i, Lana’i, Ni’ihau and Kaho’olawe, were formed by volcanic […]

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Mount Semeru eruption raises concerns about status of other active volcanoes in Indonesia | The Weather Channel – Articles from The Weather Channel

Representative image of the volcanic eruption. (IANS) The eruption of Mount Semeru in East Java province has raised concerns about the status of other active volcanoes across Indonesia, which are home to more than 270 million people. After Mount Semeru erupted on Dec. 4, three volcanoes were on Level Three alert, the second highest, according […]

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PH rugby hosts volcanoes trials in Brisbane, Australia

PH Rugby Trials in Brisbane, Australia. PH RUGBY PHOTO MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Rugby has identified new players for its national team program following a successful talent identification at Brothers Rugby-Brisbane in Australia. New talents that may one day be suitable for the Philippines are brothers George and James Nield, Takian-Lani Buchanan and Alana Grace. […]

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USGS monitors four U.S. volcanoes showing signs of activity and unrest

The USGS continues to closely monitor volcanoes around the United States, with four now at Orange / Watch elevated due to noted activity on all four of them. The Great Sitkin, Pavlof, Semisopochnoi and Kilauea are the four volcanoes showing signs of trouble. With the exception of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, which remains yellow / advisory, […]

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Battle of Iwo Jima WWII ships resurrected from water graves – Taiwan English News

Eruptions of volcanoes in Japan’s Ogasawara Islands have caused movement in the earth’s crust, created a new island and lifted ships sunk during the Battle of Iwo Jima above the sea surface, according to Japan Asahi Television. According to Asahi Television report, the Fukutoku-Okanoba submarine volcano, located about 50 kilometers south of Iwo Jima, erupted […]

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Seismic “telescope” reveals titanic tree-like plume fueling Earth’s volcanoes

About 75% of the world’s volcanoes live along the aptly named Ring of Fire. It’s logic. Squeezing a boundary between tectonic plates, the Ring of Fire is an open seam within the planet. But then there’s Hawaii, a chain of volcanic islands right in the middle of the Pacific Plate, far from any border. What […]

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Beyond the lava: where are volcanoes erupting and how long can they last? – National

The incandescent lava spurting from the Cumbre Vieja volcano continues to wreak havoc on the Spanish island of La Palma, destroying buildings and forcing massive evacuations. The volcanic eruption of La Palma which began on September 19 is one of more than 50 in the world that are marked as “continuous” as of October 12, […]

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Samples from China find younger volcanic rocks on Moon

Last week, we discussed the first results of analysis of lunar samples reported by the Chinese Chang’e-5 mission, which revealed that about 10% of these rocks did not come from the landing site of Oceanus Procellarum. This landing site is primarily known to be solidified lava near an ancient volcanic eruption. But while these so-called […]

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The explosive story of “space volcanoes” on 9 worlds close to “fire and ice”

Lava flows from Maat Mons, an 8 km high volcano located on the planet Venus. | Location: Venus. … [+] (Photo by Lee Corkran / Sygma via Getty Images) Sygma via Getty Images First it was Fagradalsfjall in Iceland. Now Cumbre Vieja is erupting in La Palma in the Canary Islands. 2021 has been an […]

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Volcanoes in El Salvador have started mining Bitcoin

Key points to remember Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele has announced that the country has started leveraging volcanic energy to mine Bitcoin. El Salvador has implemented measures to strengthen Bitcoin infrastructure and adoption. Although mining via geothermal electricity (like volcanoes) is touted as clean bitcoin mining, the activity still has many critics. Share this article El […]

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Where are most of the volcanoes located?

Volcanoes are found all over the world, forming primarily at the edges of tectonic plates but can also arise in “hot spots” like the one that created the Hawaiian Islands. In total, there are potentially a few 1,500 active volcanoes on Earth according to the US Geological Survey. From these, 51 are now in continuous […]

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What are the most dangerous active volcanoes in the world

Nature conceals within it a multitude of events and magnificent formations that never cease to amaze us. One of them are volcanoes, a geological structure through which magma emerges and is divided into lava and gas from inside the Earth. Volcanoes can have many shapes and release different materials. There are also many submarine volcanoes […]

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In Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, witness the power of the Earth

Each piece begins with a bird’s-eye view of the history and impact of a unique American site, then zooms in to reveal the experience on the ground. In this article, Hawaii-based writer Catherine Toth Fox explores the fiery magic of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. © Michael Parkin, Folio Art 35,000 feet: the beginnings of Hawaii […]

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Venus is younger than Mars, still has active volcanoes like Earth: study

Venus is believed to be younger and emerged much later after the formation of our closest neighbor Mars, said a group of scientists who examined active volcanic sites first. Published in the journal Solar System Research, the conclusion was jointly drawn by a team of scientists from Russia, Spain, Finland, Italy and Spain. Scientists are […]

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The biggest volcanic eruptions of all time

For hard evidence of nature’s ability to degenerate into catastrophic disaster, look no further than the volcano. These metaphorical portals to hell, which currently number around 1,500 worldwide, not only spew volcanic ash and lava, but can dramatically alter the climate and course of world events. Most are stratovolcanoes, cone-shaped elevations built over time from […]

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Which islands have the most impressive active volcanoes?

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 Icelanders […]

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3 erupting Alaskan volcanoes spewing lava or ash clouds

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 community […]

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Three erupting Alaskan volcanoes spewing lava or ash clouds

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 emissions […]

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

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 landfall […]

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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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Collapsing volcanoes erupt longer and harder

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 its […]

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

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 sky […]

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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?

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 the […]

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

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 reminder […]

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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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Gacad: volcanoes explained – SUNSTAR

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 nutrients […]

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How are volcanoes formed? | Facts about volcanoes

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 the […]

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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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Block mountains archives – universe today

Seeing the size and majesty of the mountains, the ancient humans couldn’t help but feel that they were standing in the presence of something… divine. And in the belief systems of many ancient cultures, it was generally held that mountains were something spiritual – serving either as a home for the gods, or as a […]