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blue lava
2015-02-14 09:47:50

Check out these different types of lava and where the best places are to see them.

white ash
2015-02-10 16:14:26

An unusual ash-like substance that has been described as white, dusty and/or milky rain has been falling on parts of Idaho, Washington and Oregon, and its origin has yet to be scientifically confirmed, various media outlets are reporting.

2015-02-06 23:06:54

Qualite has been a valued sports lighting partner for high schools, colleges, parks and recreation departments and major and minor league baseball clubs for over 30 years.

treasure trove gold
2015-02-06 13:54:05

A chain of gold strata in the Witwatersrand basin of South Africa comprises around 40 percent of all of the gold that has ever been excavated and how this gold got there has baffled geologists for decades.

martyn unsworth
2015-01-26 13:22:27

In this three-part series, University of Alberta geophysicist Martyn Unsworth records his expedition to Antarctica's volcanic Mount Erebus, and how it's rifting apart the continent.

Pompeii
2015-01-21 09:55:39

When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, the hot ash it released preserved a complete library of papyrus scrolls, among other things, in the Roman town of Pompeii. Previous attempts to read these scrolls by physically unraveling them typically led to their destruction, but now, a new X-ray technique has allowed researchers to decipher the ancient text without touching them, according to a new report in Nature Communications.

2015-01-20 12:26:38

Consensus report based on opinions of 26 world-renowned gastroenterologists represents first set of clinical recommendations on use of pCLE in GI applications PARIS, January 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/

tonga volcano
2015-01-18 13:07:59

Tonga, an island 1,243 miles northeast of New Zealand, has sparked the world’s attention through the Tongan volcano eruption, resulting in the creation of a new physical island.

man roasts marshmallow
2015-01-15 13:08:10

Meet Simon Turner, the who guy took the normal, everyday activity of climbing down into a volcano to the extreme by bringing some beer and marshmallows along with him.

VolcanoBot 1
2015-01-13 12:42:02

Best known for building complex machines to explore the far reaches of space, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is developing robots designed to explore something a little closer to home: the insides of a volcano.


Latest Volcanology Reference Libraries

Irazú Volcano
2014-10-04 18:35:23

Irazú Volcano, known as Volcán Irazú in Spanish, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Costa Rica. The origin of the volcano’s name is unknown, but it is thought to be a variant of the word Iztarú, which is the name of a village that was near the volcano, or a mixture of the words ara, meaning point, and tzu, meaning thunder. It is locally known as The Colossus due to large past eruptions. This volcano is located within Irazú Volcano National Park, which holds montane forests...

Rincón de la Vieja
2014-10-04 18:29:11

Rincón de la Vieja is an active complex volcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. Its name, meaning The Old Woman's Corner, refers to a legend that says that a woman’s lover was thrown into the volcano by her father, after which she lived on the volcano as a recluse. This volcano reaches 6,286 feet in elevation and is the tallest volcano in Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Visitors were once permitted to climb up to the crater, but a recent eruption caused this area to...

Chimborazo
2014-10-04 18:25:34

Chimborazo is an inactive stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Cordillera Occidental range of the Andes. This volcano reaches an elevation of 20,564 feet and although it is not the tallest mountain measured above sea level, its proximity to the equator makes its summit the farthest away from the center of the earth. The origin of its name is unknown, but it could have received its name from several words in the Quichua or Quechua language or from the Cayapa language....

Cotopaxi
2014-10-04 18:16:10

Cotopaxi is an active stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. This volcano, reaching an elevation of 19,347 feet above sea level, is the second tallest volcano in Ecuador and one of the tallest active volcanoes in the world. The origin of its name is unknown, but some sources say that it means Neck of the Moon in the language of the indigenous people and it has been considered sacred in their culture. Cotopaxi is shaped like a cone that is almost...

Mount Hudson
2014-10-04 18:07:58

Mount Hudson, also known as Volcán Hudson, is an active stratovolcano that is located in southern Chile, named after 9th-century Chilean Navy hydrographer Francisco Hudson. Its summit, which is covered in glaciers, holds a caldera that was created from a large eruption that occurred in 4750 BCE or 1890 BCE. Based on evidence found at the Los Toldos archaeological site, it is thought that the early eruption destroyed most settlements in the area at that time. Modern eruptions occurred in...

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