Lake Atitlán in Guatemala is a beautiful lake lying in the caldera formed due to the Los Chocoyos supervolcano eruption. The event had huge impacts to the atmospheric circulation in the tropics according to a new study. Credit: Steffen Kutterolf/GEOMAR The question of what happens in the atmosphere when a […]

March 16 – 21, 2021 In an eruption not far from Reykjavik, lava poured from spatter cones along a new fissure on Reykjanes peninsula. Swarms of small earthquakes in February 2021 on Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula had experts warning that magma was moving beneath Geldingadalur valley and could soon erupt. Late on March […]

Powerful explosive strombolian eruption from two vents on Pico do Fogo volcano.   ANIMATION What would a volcano — and its lava flows — look like on a planetary body made primarily of metal? A pilot study from North Carolina State University offers insights into ferrovolcanism that could help scientists interpret landscape features […]

Residents have been ‘waking up to earthquakes’ every day for more than a week. Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula has been shaken by more than 20,000 earthquakes this week. Scientists expect an imminent volcanic eruption. (Image credit: Getty Images) More than 20,000 earthquakes have shaken southern Iceland this week, rattling the capital city of […]

Field crew downloading data from a continuously operating Global Positioning station in the Sierra Negra caldera, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Credit: Keith Williams (UMAVCO, Inc) Hours before the 2018 eruption of Sierra Negra, the Galápagos Islands’ largest volcano, an earthquake rumbled and raised the ground more than 6 feet in an […]

February 23, 2021. (Click HERE for wider, high-resolution view.) An Earth science satellite detected an illuminated plume spreading across Sicily during a night of heightened activity at the Italian volcano. At 1:37 a.m. local time (00:37 Universal Time) on February 23, 2021, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on […]

At some point in the future, Anak Krakatoa will erupt again, generating more tsunamis (Credit: The Wild Eyed/Shutterstock) The August 1883 eruption of Krakatoa was one of the deadliest volcanic explosions in modern history. The volcano, found in the middle of the Sunda Strait in between two of Indonesia’s largest […]

Shiveluch volcano has had more than 40 violent eruptions over the last 10,000 years. The last gigantic blast occurred in 1964, creating a new crater and covering an area of nearly 100 square kilometers with pyroclastic flows. But Shiveluch is actually currently erupting, as it has been for over 20 […]