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Risk of supervolcano eruption `to wipe out civilization` far likelier than believed

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 11:36

Researchers have suggested that the risk of eruption of a "supervolcano", hundreds times more powerful than conventional volcanoes -have potential to wipe out civilization - is more likely than believed earlier.

Magma beneath Yellowstone Park much bigger than thought

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 17:21

The molten rock that lies beneath the Yellowstone National Park is much larger than previously thought, according to a new study.

Supervolcano forming under Pacific could wipe out life

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 13:44

Life on Earth could be facing threat from a catastrophic "supervolcano" which seismologists believe is due to erupt in 200 million years` time.

No sign of 2012 supervolcanoes, NASA says

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 22:24

Scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre have found no evidence to support claims that there could be volcano supereruptions in 2012.