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A supervolcano located in Yellowstone National Park is much larger than previously thought, according to research presented at the American Geophysical Union last week.
In a first-of-its-kind discovery, scientists from NASA and the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona have identified what could be a supervolcano on a planet other than Earth in our Solar System.
Modern humans did not leave Africa prior to the massive eruption of Sumatra’s volcano Mount Toba 74,000 years ago, according to a new study that refutes another theory which had suggested that there was archaeological evidence establishing the presence of people in the southern part of the continent prior to the super-eruption.
The early April earthquake of magnitude 8.6 that shook Sumatra was a grim reminder of the devastating earthquakes and tsunami that killed tens of thousands of people in 2004 and 2005.
NASA said on Tuesday that there is no evidence of a massive supervolcano erupting in 2012, despite what some may believe.
The "super-eruption" of a major volcanic system occurs about every 100,000 years and is considered one of the most catastrophic natural events on Earth, yet scientists have long been unsure about what triggers these violent explosions.
Researchers say that a recent study has yielded â€œincontrovertible evidenceâ€ that a massive volcanic eruption on the Indonesian island of Sumatra some 73,000 years ago wrought massive destruction across much of what is now modern-day India, decimating vast swathes of ancient forests and pushing early human populations to the edge of extinction.
A new study provides "incontrovertible evidence" that the volcanic super-eruption of Toba on the island of Sumatra about 73,000 years ago deforested much of central India, some 3,000 miles from the epicenter, researchers report.
Scientists have found the "Rosetta Stone" of supervolcanoes, those giant pockmarks in the Earth's surface produced by rare and massive explosive eruptions that rank among nature's most violent events.
Lake Toba, also known as Toba, is a supervolcano and lake that is located in Indonesia on the island of Sumatra. The volcano reaches an elevation of 2,953 feet and the lake stretches across an area of sixty-two miles and is the largest volcanic lake on earth. Toba holds a caldera complex that is comprised of four volcanic craters that overlap each other, the youngest of which is noted as the largest Quaternary caldera. Visible features within the lake include three craters, four cones, and...