Latest Volcanic Explosivity Index Stories
Scientists have compiled a database detailing around 2,000 major volcanic eruptions that occurred over the last 18 million years.
New research is casting doubts on the frequency or even the possibility of a ‘super-eruption’ that could blot out the sun from the Earth with a thick veil of volcanic ash.
One of Icelandâ€™s most active and most feared volcanoes looks like is getting ready to erupt, with measurements indicating magma movement.
Hekla is an active stratovolcano that is located southern Iceland and is part of a volcanic ridge that extends over an area of twenty-five miles. This volcano reaches an elevation of 4,882 feet and holds a unique shape that is a mixture of a stratovolcano and crater row, a trait that is found in very few volcanoes. Its name is translated as “hooded” but it also refers to a hooded cloak, so it is thought that the name could be inspired by the cloud cover that often occurs around the...
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