Scientists get better view of magma under Yellowstone

A big reservoir of hot, partly molten rock has been discovered beneath the famed Yellowstone National Park in the United States, but researchers said Thursday there is no added risk of volcanic eruption.

Colossal volcanic eruption may eradicate human civilization by 2100
Colossal volcanic eruption may eradicate human civilization by 2100

Experts have warned that a colossal volcanic eruption may eradicate human civilization by 2100.

Did volcanic eruption trigger extinction of Neanderthals?

The decline of the Neanderthals started well before the Campanian Ignimbrite (CI) eruption in Italy 40,000 years ago, long thought to be a cause of their extinction, a new research has found.

Volcanic eruption creates new island in Tonga
Volcanic eruption creates new island in Tonga

A volcanic eruption in Tonga has created a new substantial island since it began erupting last month.

Modi expresses grief over Japan volcano eruption

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday expressed "sadness" over volcanic eruptions in Japan and said his prayers are with the affected people.

Philippines evacuate thousands as volcano glows red

The Philippines has evacuated more than 12,000 people from around the foot of its most active volcano as the crater glows red and authorities warn of a possible eruption.

Iceland: Volcanic eruption blast lava high in the air

Volcanic eruption in southeast Iceland fountained lava nearly 200 feet into the air.

Iceland declares volcano red alert after eruption
Iceland declares volcano red alert after eruption

Iceland Friday issued a red alert and banned air traffic near its largest volcano after it erupted overnight, threatening a replay of the global travel chaos four years ago when another peak blew.

New method may predict volcanic eruption

Scientists are working on a new method that can predict volcanic eruption behaviour to help prevent disasters more effectively.

Indonesia volcano erupts; 76,000 evacuated, most of Java`s airports shut

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.

Volcanoes shift before they erupt

As they prepare to erupt, volcanoes shift their base, says an interesting study that paves the way for volcanologists to forecast future eruptions.

Mysterious 13th century eruption traced to Indonesian volcano

Scientists have claimed that the Samalas Volcano on Lombok Island, Indonesia was responsible for a huge eruption that occurred in the 13th Century.

Molten magma can survive in Earth`s upper crust for hundreds of millennia

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.

Screaming volcanoes` secret explained

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.

Humans reached Indian subcontinent after volcanic eruption

Modern humans did not enter the Indian subcontinent until after the supervolcanic eruption of Mount Toba in Sumatra nearly 75,000 years ago.

`Permian mass extinction triggered by microbe`

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.

Rhino fossil found preserved in volcanic eruption

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.

Modern humans behind Neanderthals’ demise

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.

Volcanic eruptions serve to sustain reefs

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?

Indonesia`s Mount Lokon volcano erupts

Indonesian volcano Mount Lokon erupted Friday morning followed by a roaring noise and spewing of thick grey ash up to two km, officials said.