Two years ago, Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano erupted—and it kept erupting for the next 181 days, forming the largest volcanic depression ever seen. New research reveals the extraordinary processes that transpired beneath the surface, including the formation of a magma-filled canal that measured a whopping 28 miles…
ISS astronaut Tim Peake recently snapped a photo of an erupting volcano on Russia’s far east coast. It’s so clear you can even see how the snow has melted around its peak.
Earlier today, a volcano near the city of Kagoshima in Japan erupted, spewing lava and hurtling rocks nearly two miles away. The volcano is just 30 miles from the Sendai nuclear plant, but officials says there’s no immediate cause for concern.
Most of us will never get to see a volcanic eruption in person, but thanks to these videos, we can not only see recent eruptions, we can journey into the mouths of volcanos without leaving the safety of our homes. You can almost feel the heat on your face.
Two days ago, Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted for the first time in over four decades. It spewed an ash cloud nearly 10ten miles high, resulting in evacuations within a 12-mile radius around the volcano. Here’s what the action looked like from space.
The increasingly active Turrialba volcano in Turrialba, Costa Rica erupted three times Thursday (including the one pictured here), followed by a smaller burst on Friday. Costa Rica's main airport in San Jose was briefly closed, and schools near the volcano suspended classes.
Scientists have learned that massive caldera volcanoes, like the one stewing beneath Yellowstone, are ruled by geological processes far different than the ones governing conventional volcanoes. These massive reservoirs of magma can explode spontaneously — an important piece of insight that can help us predict a future…
A recent paper published in Nature Geoscience has proposed the existence of an entirely new kind of volcanic eruption, which geologists are now calling a 'tangaroan' eruption. Rather than being either explosive or effusive, this newly documented type of eruption involves the slow release of magma that generates a…
This is the most fiery moment the Kirishima volcano group has experienced since 1959 — the eruption, starting yesterday, sent a plume of ash 1,500 feet into the air. More insane volcano footage below.
Mount Etna is one of the most beautiful peaks in the Mediterranean — but it's as deadly as it is beautiful. Check out this picture of lava coating the slopes and ash spurting into the sky. Photo by AP.
Scientists were caught by surprise when Indonesia's Mount Sinabung suddenly erupted over the weekend, and an even stronger eruption on Monday sprayed soot and debris more than a mile into the air. Plumes of white smoke continue to pour out.