2,000 yrs old history of volcanic eruptions rewritten

A new study has found the traces of history behind volcanic eruptions over the last 2,000 years with the help of sulphate dust deposits which were drilled deep into the West Antarctic ice sheet.

Research suggests extinct undersea volcanoes cause tsunami earthquakes

A new research has revealed that tsunami earthquakes may be caused by extinct undersea volcanoes squashed under Earth`s crust.

Volcanoes beneath Antarctic ice sheet melting glaciers

Not only climate change, subglacial volcanoes below the West Antarctic ice sheet are also contributing to the melting of Thwaites Glacier - a major river of ice that flows into Antarctica`s Pine Island Bay, a study suggests.

Satellites can tell if a volcano will erupt

Satellite imagery can be used to predict which volcanoes are most likely to erupt, scientists have found.

Volcanoes helped plant, animal species survive ice ages

Researchers has found evidence that the steam and heat from volcanoes and heated rocks allowed many species of plants and animals to survive past ice ages.

Volcanic gases may have slowed down global warming: Study

Volcanic gases from early 21st century eruptions - that form mirror-like particles in the air - may have slowed down global warming, shows research.

Volcanic eruptions credited for global warming pause

Researchers have claimed that volcanoes have offered "temporary respite" from rising temperatures in recent years.

Three Indonesia airports reopen after volcano eruption

Three airports in Indonesia reopened on Saturday while four others remained closed, officials said, after a volcanic eruption killed three people and forced mass evacuations.

Indonesia volcano Mount Sinabung spews fury, death toll rises to 16

Mount Sinabung, which has been brewing since four months now, unleashed its fury on the local villagers on Saturday when it spewed oodles of hot lava, blistering hot gas, and rock about two miles away in a major eruption.

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.

Volcanoes set their own rules for eruption

In ground breaking work, researchers have unearthed why small and giant volcanoes have different frequency and magnitude while erupting.

Japan volcano creates island in the shape of Snoopy

A recent underwater volcanic eruption in the Pacific Ocean has created an island in the shape of Snoopy, the fictional character created by Charles M Schulz.

Volcanic eruptions may have caused mass extinction 250 mn years ago

Researchers have suggested that the mass extinction at the end of the Permian period, about 250 million years ago, was triggered by contemporaneous volcanic eruptions in Siberia.

Volcano eruption creates Japan’s newest islet

A dramatic volcanic eruption in the Pacific Ocean has created a tiny new islet in Japan`s territorial waters, officials said Thursday, the first time in decades the nation has seen the phenomenon.

Five interesting facts about Volcanoes

It is believed that more than 80% of the earth’s surface is volcanic in origin.

Mexico volcano grounds US airlines

Four US airlines have cancelled dozens of flights to and from Mexico City`s international airport after the Popocatepetl volcano blew ash.

Massive earthquakes can cause volcanoes to sink

Massive earthquakes can cause far-off volcanoes to sink by as much as 15 centimetres, according to new research.

Mega-volcanoes might have led to pre-dinosaur mass extinction

Scientists believe that a set of gigantic volcanic might have eruptions resulted in the disappearance of half of earth`s species 200 million years ago.

`Volcanoes keeping a lid on global warming`

Sulphur dioxide emissions from moderate volcanoes around the world can mask some of the effects of global warming by 25 percent, a new study has found.

Venusian volcanoes `spewing sulphur dioxide into atmosphere`

ESA’s Venus Express have detected large changes in the sulphur dioxide content of the planet’s atmosphere, and astronomers suspect volcanic eruptions behind it.