Credit: Victoria University of Wellington Seismic wave-speeds have revealed part of an ancient volcanic “superplume” beneath New Zealand, highlighting connections between the Earth’s deep interior and the surface we live on. Research by Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington geophysicists Professor Tim Stern and Associate Professor Simon Lamb, together with […]

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 […]