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Why White Island Volcano Erupted Without Warning  LIVE SCIENCE · 12 hours
Five people have been confirmed dead, 31 remain in hospital with injuries and eight are still missing after sudden volcanic eruptions on White Island off New Zealand. more
Dozens feared dead in eruption of New Zealand volcano  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
A volcano on a New Zealand island erupted Monday with a towering blast of ash and scalding steam as tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving... more
Volcano F is the origin of 'floating stones'  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Stones do not float in water—this is a truism. But there is hardly a rule without exception. In fact, some volcanic eruptions produce a very porous type of rock with a density... more
Volcano F is the origin of pumice-rafts near Australia  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
Since August a large accumulation of pumice has been drifting in the Southwest Pacific towards Australia. Researchers have now identified the origin of this pumice raft. It is a so... more
New Zealand Volcano Erupts, Killing at Least 5  LIVE SCIENCE · 17 hours
A volcano erupted violently on a New Zealand island today local time, sending ash up to 12,000 feet (3,700 meters) into the air, leaving five people dead and many missing. more
Corals survive to tell the tale of Earth's newest island eruption  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Scientists say coral reefs on a tiny island in the South Pacific have shown incredible resilience and recovery from a recent but very severe disturbance: a... more
Quake rattles Tuscany, no injuries reported  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
An earthquake struck Tuscany north of Florence on Monday, sending frightened people into the street in the middle of the night, opening up cracks in walls and damaging a church. more
A Baby Volcano Was Just Discovered in the Pacific, and It's Adorable  LIVE SCIENCE · 23 hours
A newfound volcano discovered near Minamitorishima Island, Japan, is a mere 3 million years old, which is quite young for the area. more
One dead, tourists stranded as New Zealand volcano erupts  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A volcano that erupted without warning on a New Zealand island popular with tourists killed one person and stranded at least two dozen more Monday, with rescues too dangerous to... more
A Tiny Leak Led to a Massive, Unexpected Collapse at Kilauea Volcano  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
The 2018 eruption of Kilauea in Hawaii featured the spectacular collapse of the volcano's caldera, creating a hole nearly as deep as One World... more
Move over Jules Verne: Scientists deploy ocean floats to peer into Earth's interior  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The release of more than 50 floating sensors, called Mobile Earthquake Recording in Marine Areas by Independent Divers (MERMAIDs), is increasing the... more
Three studies describe different parts of the 2018 Kīlauea caldera collapse  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Three separate teams working independently have learned more about what happens during a slow-moving volcanic caldera collapse by studying the 2018 Kīlauea eruption in Hawaii. Each... more
Gaining insight into the energy balance of earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at EPFL's Computational Solid Mechanics Laboratory and the Weizmann Institute of Science have modeled the onset of slip between two bodies in frictional contact. Their work, a major step forward in... more
How a volcanic eruption helped create modern Scotland  Science Magazine · 4 days
Eruption-induced cooling likely exacerbated the “Scottish ills” of the late 1690s more
The tangled tale of Kilaueas 2018 eruption as told by geochemical monitoring  Science Magazine · 5 days
Changes in magma chemistry that affect eruptive behavior occur during many volcanic eruptions, but typical analytical techniques are too slow to contribute to hazard... more
Magma reservoir failure and the onset of caldera collapse at Kilauea Volcano in 2018  Science Magazine · 5 days
Caldera-forming eruptions are among Earth’s most hazardous natural phenomena, yet the architecture of subcaldera magma reservoirs and the conditions that... more
Cyclic lava effusion during the 2018 eruption of Kilauea Volcano  Science Magazine · 5 days
Lava flows present a recurring threat to communities on active volcanoes, and volumetric eruption rate is one of the primary factors controlling flow behavior and hazard. The time... more
Carbon emissions from volcanic rocks can create global warming  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Greenhouse gas emissions released directly from the movement of volcanic rocks are capable of creating massive global warming effects -- a discovery which could transform the way scientists predict climate... more
New, young volcano discovered in the Pacific  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have discovered a new petit-spot volcano at the oldest section of the Pacific Plate. more
Carbon emissions from volcanic rocks can create global warming: study  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Greenhouse gas emissions released directly from the movement of volcanic rocks are capable of creating massive global warming effects—a discovery which could transform the way scientists predict climate... more
Seismologists see future in fiber optic cables as earthquake sensors  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Each hair-thin glass fiber in a buried fiber optic cable contains tiny internal flaws—and that's a good thing for scientists looking for new ways to collect seismic data... more
Silverswords may be gone with the wind  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Silversword plants of Hawai'i—known by their Hawai'ian name 'ahinahina which translates to very grey—are unique to the Maui's Haleakalā volcano summit area and to the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes on the Big... more
It takes an ecosystem to raise a successful start-up  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The geography of entrepreneurship is "spiky", meaning that from region to region there are significant variations in rates of start-ups and, in particular, "scale-ups"—new businesses that are evolving into larger... more
Researchers discover a new, young volcano in the Pacific  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers from Tohoku University have discovered a new petit-spot volcano at the oldest section of the Pacific Plate. The research team, led by Associate Professor Naoto Hirano of the Center... more
Analyzing seismic patterns to forecast the magnitude of the largest earthquake aftershocks  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Earthquakes can have devastating impacts on communities all around the world. They strike without warning, often resulting in large fatalities. Since the aftershocks that... more
Can one earthquake cause a cascade of more?  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Europe isn't a region well known for intense seismic activity, but large earthquakes do happen. In 1953, a devastating 6.8 magnitude quake struck the Greek Ionian Islands. Though these large events tend... more
Breathing? Thank volcanoes, tectonics and bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study suggests Earth's first burst of oxygen was added by a spate of volcanic eruptions brought about by tectonics. In addition to explaining the appearance of significant concentrations of oxygen in the Great Oxidation... more
California is famous for earthquakes and wildfires—but don't forget about its volcanoes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Margaret Mangan didn't sleep well in the weeks following the Ridgecrest, Calif., earthquakes. The July shaking triggered a swarm of smaller tremors in the... more
New study points to one cause for several mysteries linked to breathable oxygen  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Earth's breathable atmosphere is key for life, and a new study suggests that the first burst of oxygen was added by a... more
Double dipping in an NIH loan repayment program, and using undersea cables as seismic sensors  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
On this week’s show: An investigation into the National Institutes of Health’s largest school debt repayment program and... more
Illuminating seafloor faults and ocean dynamics with dark fiber distributed acoustic sensing  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Distributed fiber-optic sensing technology coupled to existing subsea cables (dark fiber) allows observation of ocean and solid earth phenomena. We used an optical fiber... more
Underwater telecom cables make superb seismic network  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Fiber-optic cables that constitute a global undersea telecommunications network could one day help scientists study offshore earthquakes and the geologic structures hidden deep beneath the ocean surface. more
Tsunami unleashed by Anak Krakatoa eruption was at least 100m high  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The deadly volcanic eruption of Anak Krakatoa in 2018 unleashed a wave at least 100m high that could have caused widespread devastation had it been travelling... more
Crustal seismic velocity responds to a magmatic intrusion and seasonal loading in Icelands Northern Volcanic Zone  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Seismic noise interferometry is an exciting technique for studying volcanoes, providing a continuous measurement of seismic... more
Climate change threatens New Guineas biocultural heritage  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
New Guinea is the most biologically and linguistically diverse tropical island on Earth, yet the potential impacts of climate change on its biocultural heritage remain unknown. Analyzing 2353 endemic plant species distributions, we find... more
Transparent wood: the building material of the future?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When Timothée Boitouzet studied architecture in Japan, where buildings need to survive earthquakes, he realised the next smart material might be one that humans have used for thousands of years—wood. more
Extra-terrestrial impacts may have triggered 'bursts' of plate tectonics  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
When -- and how -- Earth's surface evolved from a hot, primordial mush into a rocky planet continually resurfaced by plate tectonics remain some of the biggest unanswered questions in... more
Massive Tsunami Hit Northern Coast of Oman 1,000 Years Ago: Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Sedimentological evidence and archaeological data show that huge tsunami hit the coast of today’s... more
Scientists unravel the mystery of volcanic eruptions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Russian and Italian scientists have recently come closer to understanding volcanic eruptions by studying Monte Nuovo near Naples as a basis. Lava, the molten rock that forms and then solidifies on the Earth's surface,... more
Extraterrestrial impacts may have triggered 'bursts' of plate tectonics  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When—and how—the Earth's surface evolved from a hot, primordial mush into a rocky planet continually resurfaced by plate tectonics remain some of the biggest unanswered questions in earth science research.... more
Living at the edge of an active volcano: Risk from lava flows on Mount Etna  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
On Mt. Etna volcano, inhabited areas have been inundated repeatedly by lava flows in historical times. The increasing... more
Living at the edge of an active volcano: Risk from lava flows on Mount Etna  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
On Mt. Etna volcano, inhabited areas have been inundated repeatedly by lava flows in historical times. The increasing... more
New technology developed to improve forecasting of Earthquakes, Tsunamis  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Geoscientists have successfully developed and tested a new high-tech shallow water buoy that can detect the small movements and changes in the Earth's seafloor that are often a precursor to... more
New technology developed to improve forecasting of earthquakes, tsunamis  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
University of South Florida geoscientists have successfully developed and tested a new high-tech shallow water buoy that can detect the small movements and changes in the Earth's seafloor that are... more
Seismologists: Earthquake warning systems need better balance of technical and predictive capabilities  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Two seismologists, one with the U.S. Geological Survey, the other with Instituto de Geofísica, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, have published a Policy Forum... more
Newborn volcanic island in the Pacific has survived five years  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A surtseyan eruption is a volcanic eruption in shallow water. It's named after the island Surtsey, off the coast of Iceland. In 2015, a surtseyan eruption in the... more
Fentanyl-involved overdoses are concentrated in resource-deprived neighborhoods  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Fentanyl overdoses cluster geographically more than non-fentanyl overdoses, according to a study just released by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. more
Life under extreme conditions at hot springs in the ocean  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Marine researchers decipher adaptation mechanisms of biological communities to an active volcano in Taiwan. more
First time-motion study assesses the impact of geographic cohorting of hospitalists  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine have conducted the first time-motion study in more than a decade to assess the impact of... more
Life under extreme conditions at hot springs in the ocean  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The volcanic island of Kueishantao in northeastern Taiwan is an extreme habitat for marine organisms. With an active volcano, the coastal area has a unique hydrothermal field with... more
Evidence of two quakes extends rupture history in Grand Tetons National Park  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Hand-dug trenches around Leigh Lake in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming reveal evidence for a previously unknown surface-faulting earthquake in along the Teton... more
UNT scientist helps advance archaeology millions of years  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Reid Ferring, a professor in the University of North Texas Department of Geography and the Environment, is part of an international team of scientists who have developed a breakthrough method of identifying... more
French earthquake fault mapped  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This week, southeast France was hit by a magnitude 5 earthquake with tremors felt between Lyon and Montélimar. The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission has been used to map the way the ground shifted as a result of the quake. more
French earthquake fault mapped  ESA · 3 weeks
This week, southeast France was hit by a magnitude 5 earthquake with tremors felt between Lyon and Montélimar. The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission has been used to map... more
Researchers unlock the secret of explosive volcanism  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
When will the next eruption take place? Examination of samples from Indonesia's Mount Merapi show that the explosivity of stratovolcanoes rises when mineral-rich gases seal the pores and microcracks in the uppermost layers of... more
Secret of explosive volcanism unlocked  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
When will the next eruption take place? Examination of samples from Indonesia's Mount Merapi show that the explosivity of stratovolcanoes rises when mineral-rich gases seal the pores and microcracks in the uppermost layers of stone. These findings result... more
Animal Study Links Healthy Sleep to Earthquake-Like Brain-Wave Bursts  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Cortical arousals and brief awakenings during sleep exhibit non-equilibrium dynamics and complex organization across time scales necessary for... more
Earthquake-like brain-wave bursts found to be essential for healthy sleep  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
New research in rats shows that cortical arousals and brief awakenings during sleep exhibit non-equilibrium dynamics and complex organization across time scales necessary for spontaneous sleep-stage transitions and... more
7.1 magnitude earthquake hits off Indonesia coast  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A strong earthquake hit off the Indonesian coast in the Molucca Sea early Friday, prompting a tsunami warning for nearby areas. more
Strong quake hits Indonesia sea; local tsunami risk reported  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A strong earthquake hit off the Indonesian coast in the Molucca Sea early Friday, creating the risk of tsunami in nearby areas. more
Nursing home safety violations put residents at risk, report finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
As huge swaths of California burned last fall, federal health officials descended on 20 California nursing homes to determine whether they were prepared to protect their vulnerable residents... more
Shark salvation found in crossing conformation  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Confirmation of a transatlantic crossing by a highly endangered marine animal signals the need for "an international mindset" when seeking ways to conserve the basking shark—named among the world's 'weirdest' animals by National Geographic. more
Can a UNICORN outrun earthquakes?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Each year, anywhere from a few hundred to tens of thousands of deaths are attributed to the catastrophic effects of major earthquakes. Apart from ground shaking, earthquake hazards include landslides, dam ruptures, flooding, and worse—if the sea floor... more
Climate change expected to shift location of East Asian Monsoons  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
More than a billion people in Asia depend on seasonal monsoons for their water needs. The Asian monsoon is closely linked to a planetary-scale tropical air flow which,... more
Climate change expected to shift location of East Asian Monsoons  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
More than a billion people in Asia depend on seasonal monsoons for their water needs. The Asian monsoon is closely linked to a planetary-scale tropical air flow which,... more
Shedding new light on earthquake that killed 9,000 people  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
For decades, scientists have debated the structure of the Main Himalayan Thrust -- the fault responsible for a 2015 earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people, injured 22,000, and destroyed 600,000... more
Research sheds new light on earthquake that killed 9,000 people  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new understanding of a fault that caused a deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake can help scientists better understand where and when the next big one will hit. more
Quake widely felt across Hawaii's Big Island, but no damage  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A moderate earthquake has been felt across Hawaii's Big Island, but there are no immediate reports of damage. more
New study first to reveal growth rates of deep-sea coral communities  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers revealed for the first time growth rates of deep-sea coral communities and the pattern of colonization by various species over time scales of centuries to... more
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