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Lava Lake Is Now Water Lake Atop Kilauea Volcano

Satellite images have captured the result of a lake of lava collapsing on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, revealing an enormous new lake of water. Read More >>

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Heavy Rainfall May Have Sparked Kilauea’s Explosive 2018 Eruption

Scientists are attributing the 2018 Kilauea eruption, which destroyed hundreds of homes on Hawaii’s Big Island, to a surprising source: intense and sustained rainfall. Read More >>

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This Video of the Anak Krakatau Volcano Erupting Will Make You Grateful You Stayed Home

Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano erupted in a spectacular fashion on Friday, personifying what many of us on lockdown probably feel like doing some days. And although it’s best you weren’t anywhere near it, you can see the eruption in these amazing videos and marvel at the power of Mother Nature. Read More >>

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Stone Tools Suggest Supervolcano Eruption Didn’t Decimate Humanity 74,000 Years Ago

Humans may have continued to thrive in spite of a supervolcano eruption 74,000 years ago, according to a new study. The finding could have important implications for our understanding of human history. Read More >>

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Victims of Ancient Vesuvius Eruption Were Baked, Not Vaporised, According to New Research

A novel analysis of the skeletal remains of Vesuvius victims who sought shelter during the catastrophic eruption 2,000 years ago suggests they endured a slower death than is typically appreciated. Read More >>

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Why the Taal Eruption Won’t Slow Down Climate Change

An eruption at the Philippines’ Taal volcano sent locals fleeing for cover as towering ash clouds rose last Monday. Lightning licked the plumes of smoke rising from one of the most active volcanoes in an island nation with dozens of others in various states of unrest. Read More >>

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New Research Casts Doubt on Theory That Volcanoes Caused Dinosaur Extinction

Scientists have new evidence in their quest to settle the longstanding debate about whether it was a gigantic meteorite or massive volcanic eruptions that triggered the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs. Read More >>

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A Volcano is Erupting in the Philippines, Forcing Tens of Thousands to Flee

A volcanic eruption in the Philippines spewed hot lava and ash on Monday. Officials have now advised hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate their homes. Read More >>

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Venus Could Have Active Volcanoes

Laboratory experiments have uncovered evidence that Venus might still be volcanically active. Read More >>

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Even After Erupting for Three Months Straight, Kilauea Still Contains a Shocking Amount of Magma

Back in May 2018, Hawaii’s Kīlauea volcano kickstarted a months-long eruption that would turn out to be the most destructive in its history. Its Halema’uma’u summit crater progressively collapsed and consumed its surroundings, while magma draining from below fed rivers and fountains of lava streaming out of its eastern flanks. Ultimately, the volcano expelled some 320,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools’ worth of lava. Read More >>

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Dozens Feared Dead After New Zealand’s Most Active Volcano Erupts

White Island is home to New Zealand’s most active volcano. Today, it erupted while tourists were visiting, and police reports indicate there are “no signs of life”. Read More >>

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Eruption of Indonesian Volcano in 2018 Generated a Tsunami at Least 330 Feet High

The eruption of Anak Krakatoa in 2018 produced a tsunami that, for a short while, was somewhere between 330 to 492 feet tall, according to new research. Had the Indonesian shoreline been closer to the volcano, this disaster would have been much worse. Read More >>

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Scientists Recreated Volcanic Lightning by Blasting Ash Out of a Cannon

There is nothing on Earth quite like volcanic lightning. Witnessing chaotic towers of tumbling ash emerge from an explosive convulsion at the apex of a mountain is already jaw-dropping enough. The emergence of purplish daggers of light shooting out from that column, however, elevates it to something more otherworldly. Read More >>

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How Manmade Lava Explosions Could Save Lives

Despite the millions of years they’ve been on this planet, volcanoes and how they work largely remain a mystery to science. Since it’s virtually impossible to get inside a volcano itself to study it, researchers with the University at Buffalo, in the US state of New York, are investigating the various mechanisms behind volcanic explosions – by creating eruptions themselves. Read More >>

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The Biggest Volcano on Jupiter’s Molten Moon Io is Likely to Erupt at Any Moment

Observational data collected over the years suggests the largest volcano on Jupiter’s moon Io – the most geologically active object in the Solar System – will erupt in mid-September, which is pretty much any moment now. Read More >>