Picture of the Santa Maria volcano in Guatemala. Credit: Zorn et al. 2020, Nature – Scientific Reports: DOI 10.1038/s41586-020-2212-1 Researchers create novel 3D models with centimeter resolution of a volcano in Guatemala. Due to the difficult accessibility and the high risk of collapse or explosion, the imaging of active volcanoes […]

The only remnants of Pūhāhonu that are above sea level (Gardner Pinnacles). Credit: NOAA In a recently published study, researchers from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology revealed the largest and hottest shield volcano on Earth. A team of volcanologists and ocean […]

Why a big volcanic blew-up at the popular travel destination Santorini 3200 years ago, but just a few hundred kilometers away, there was no drama at the volcanoes on Aegina, Methana and Poros islands? At Santorini, the explosion was so intense, the volcano collapsed into a caldera and filled up […]

The eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano in 2018 was one of the most destructive in this volcano’s recorded history. Why this happened has remained a mystery until a paper published recently in Nature suggests that rainfall could have been the culprit. Credit: U.S. Geological Survey The notion that rain could […]

The NASA-USGS satellite Landsat 8 captured this photo of Anak Krakatau erupting on April 13, 2020. (Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Lauren Dauphin, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey) The recent rumblings of a famously active Indonesian volcano are visible from space. The Landsat 8 satellite, a joint effort […]