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Fearing eruption, thousands in Bali flee from Mount Agung

Authorities raised the volcano's alert status to the highest level yesterday following a "tremendous increase" in seismic activity. It last erupted in 1963, killing 1,100 people.

Sep 23, 2017, 20:28 PM IST

Largest volcanic region on Earth discovered under Antarctica

The newly discovered volcanoes range in height from 100 to 3,850 metres. All of them are covered in thick layers of ice.

Aug 13, 2017, 19:14 PM IST

Revealed- How world's biggest volcanoes are formed

 The study found that the volcanoes were formed along twin tracks due to a shift in the Pacific plates direction three million years ago.

May 04, 2017, 22:11 PM IST

India's Deccan Traps formed by two eruptions: Study

Previous studies have suggested it came about due to an eruption associated with a plume that now lies directly below Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, about 66 million years ago.

Feb 14, 2017, 00:20 AM IST

Volcanoes go quite silent before eruption

 Seismic quietness occurs immediately before volcanoes erupt and can, thus, be used to forecast an impending eruption for restless volcanoes, say researchers.

Jun 24, 2016, 20:54 PM IST

Watch – How NASA satellites help track dangerous volcanic clouds!

Data from NASA earth-observing satellites is improving the ability to detect and forecast the hazard to aviation from volcanic clouds.

May 12, 2016, 10:13 AM IST

Volcanoes erupted beneath ice sheet on Mars billions of years ago

The new findings could help reveal if the Martian environment had flowing water and was once habitable.

May 04, 2016, 11:35 AM IST

Volcanoes sparked `Jurassic ice age`

The scientists found that the cooling coincided with a large-scale volcanic event, called the North Sea Dome.

Dec 12, 2015, 09:03 AM IST

Japan's Mt Aso erupts, spews smoke 700 metres into air

Monday's eruption marked the first time Mt. Aso had erupted since October 23, with the latest eruption sending plumes of smoke about 700 metres above the first crater of Mt. Nakadake, which is one of the five peaks comprising the volcano.

Dec 07, 2015, 11:16 AM IST

Volcanic eruptions effect river flow

Scientists did a research to better understand how big volcanic eruptions, which can trigger a shortage of rainfall, can impact rivers.

Oct 06, 2015, 10:47 AM IST

World's longest continental volcanic chain in Australia

The world's longest chain of continental volcanoes has been discovered stretching for over 2,000 km along eastern Australia, a study showed on Tuesday.

Sep 15, 2015, 13:51 PM IST

Did ancient flood volcanoes trigger climate change?

NASA scientists have found evidence pointing towards ancient flood volcanoes to be reason for altered climate.

Aug 08, 2015, 15:25 PM IST

Australian scientists discover huge and ancient underwater volcanoes

A cluster of submerged volcanoes, thought to be about 50 million years old, have been discovered around 250 kilometres off the coast of Sydney by a team of Australian scientists who were looking for lobster larvae.

Jul 13, 2015, 12:53 PM IST

Scientists identify 'active volcanism' on Venus

Scientists have discovered hot lava flows on Venus, providing evidence for active volcanism on Earth's neighbour planet.

Jun 19, 2015, 11:10 AM IST

Volcano erupts on Galapagos island with world's only pink iguanas

The Wolf volcano is erupting on Isabela Island in the Galapagos Islands, home to the world's only population of pink land iguanas, the management of Galapagos National Park said.

May 26, 2015, 09:24 AM IST

Submarine volcanoes may alter long-term climate: Study

Volcanoes hidden under the oceans may have a greater influence on our planet's long-term climate than previously thought, a US study said.

Feb 07, 2015, 10:15 AM IST

Volcanic eruption creates new island in Tonga

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

Jan 21, 2015, 17:15 PM IST

Volcanic eruptions partly behind 'warming hiatus'

The "warming hiatus" that has occurred over the last 15 years has been caused in part by small volcanic eruptions, according to a new study.

Jan 12, 2015, 13:54 PM IST

Ash from Guatemala volcanoes prompts flight warning

Ash clouds from two active volcanoes in Guatemala prompted local air travel warnings Friday.

Dec 27, 2014, 03:45 AM IST

Small volcanic eruptions slowing down global warming?

Small volcanic eruptions might eject more of an atmosphere-cooling gas into Earth’s upper atmosphere than previously thought, potentially contributing to the recent slowdown in global warming, contends a new study.

Nov 19, 2014, 17:32 PM IST