Tom Pfeiffer in front of a table that explains the volcanology of the east Eifel volcanism (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Plus sur VolcanoDiscovery:
Divergent plate boundaries in oceans
: Two ocean plates move apart from each other. Hot upwelling mantle material forms magmas that continuously produce new oceanic crust. An ocean widens.
Volcanoes & Earthquakes
: Our popular app is now also available for iPhone and iPad! Get the latest volcano news and earthquakes world-wide - it's free!
Nyamuragira volcano photos
: Africa's version of Mauna Loa, Nyamuragira (or Nyamulagira) is a massive basaltic shield volcano neighboring Nyiragongo. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and has voluminous eruptions every few years.
Top 20 quakes in 2016
: Several magnitude 7 quakes occurred in 2016 (but none above M8): Papua New Guinea, NZ, Ecuador, Solomon Islands, Sumatra, Chile, Alaska and others - nearly all major earthquakes were located near active subduction zones.
See the top 20 list of largest quakes in 2016 with this map.