Stone tools found at the Dhaba site corresponding with the Toba volcanic super-eruption levels. Pictured here are diagnostic Middle Palaeolithic core types. Credit: Chris Clarkson New archaeological work supports the hypothesis that human populations were present in India by 80,000 years ago and that they survived one of the largest […]

Credit: CC0 Public Domain One of South America’s most prominent volcanoes is producing early warning signals of a potential collapse, new research has shown. Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador—known locally as “The Black Giant”—is displaying the hallmarks of flank instability, which could result in a colossal landslide. New research, led by […]

Mount St. Helens Volcano Nearly 40 years ago, analog data tapes faithfully recorded intense seismic activity in the two months before the historic eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington State in May 1980. It took some lengthy and careful restoration efforts–including a turn in a kitchen oven for some […]

A column of ash surrounds the crater of Taal Volcano as it erupts on Jan. 12, 2020, with lightning in the background, as seen from Tagaytay city, in the Philippines. (Image: © Ezra Acayan/Getty Images) A volcano in a densely populated part of the Philippines has started to belch clouds […]