Supervolcanoes

Supervolcanoes likely triggered externally

Supervolcanoes likely triggered externally

According to a recent study, supervolcanoes, massive eruptions with potential global consequences, appear not to follow the conventional volcano mechanics of internal pressure building until the volcano blows.

Nov 06, 2015, 10:23 AM IST
Supervolcanoes triggered by external mechanism: Study

Supervolcanoes triggered by external mechanism: Study

Considered five hundred times larger than a typical volcano, a supervolcano is classed as more than 500 cubic kilometres of erupted magma volume.

Nov 05, 2015, 16:22 PM IST

Supervolcanoes take just hundreds of years to grow

The largest volcanoes on Earth may take as little as a few hundred years to form and erupt, a new study has revealed.

May 31, 2012, 14:20 PM IST