Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 17:39
More than 76,000 people fled their homes and flights were grounded across most of Indonesia`s densely populated island of Java on Friday after a volcanic eruption sent a huge plume of ash and sand 17 km (10 miles) into the air.
Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 19:19
As they prepare to erupt, volcanoes shift their base, says an interesting study that paves the way for volcanologists to forecast future eruptions.
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 15:39
Scientists have claimed that the Samalas Volcano on Lombok Island, Indonesia was responsible for a huge eruption that occurred in the 13th Century.
Last Updated: Monday, August 26, 2013, 13:54
Silica-rich magma reservoirs can persist in Earth`s upper crust for hundreds of thousands of years without causing an eruption, according to a new research.
Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013, 10:58
Swarms of small earthquakes sometimes precede a volcanic eruption at such rapid succession that they create a signal called harmonic tremor, which resembles sounds made by various musical instruments.
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 18:03
Modern humans did not enter the Indian subcontinent until after the supervolcanic eruption of Mount Toba in Sumatra nearly 75,000 years ago.
Last Updated: Sunday, December 16, 2012, 16:08
A humble microbe, instead of a devastating meteorite or a catastrophic volcanic eruption, wiped off over 90 percent of the species on Earth 251-million-years ago.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 22, 2012, 16:07
Researchers have identified the skull of a rhino that perished in a volcanic eruption about 9.2 million years ago, making it a rare find as less than two percent of such fossils are preserved.
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 19:55
A new study has revealed that modern humans were probably a greater threat to the Neanderthals than major natural events like extreme cold weather or volcanoes.
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 17:34
Could the pumice, a light and porous volcanic rock that surges into the ocean once a volcano erupts in Tonga or elsewhere in the south-west Pacific save the Great Barrier Reef?
Last Updated: Friday, February 10, 2012, 19:38
Indonesian volcano Mount Lokon erupted Friday morning followed by a roaring noise and spewing of thick grey ash up to two km, officials said.
Last Updated: Sunday, February 05, 2012, 19:06
About 252 mn years ago, at the end of the Permian period, Earth almost became a lifeless planet.
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