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Updated: Sep 25, 2022 11:56 GMT -

Volcano Updates

Fri, 23 Sep 2022, 04:05

Home Reef volcano (Tonga Islands): island grows and grows

Growing island and degassing captured from space on 19 Sep (image: Sentinel 2)
The effusive eruption at the volcano continues. ... Read all
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Wed, 11 May 2022, 18:39

Yellowstone volcano (United States): small earthquake

University of Utah Earthquake Hazards Program Website. Photo Credit: USGS.
The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reported that a light earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred at 07:32 AM on May 11, 2022 (MDT). ... Read all
Thu, 9 Sep 2021, 19:57

Askja volcano (Central Iceland) activity update: Alert level raised to Yellow

Updated InSAR image. Credit: IMO
IMO has now raised Askja to Yellow status as the rapid deformation of the caldera is continuing and has now reached 7 cm in just six weeks. Rising magma is also only at 2-3 km depth, so the possibility of an eruption in the near-term is increased. ... Read all
Sun, 25 Sep 2022, 11:20

World Earthquake Report for Sunday, 25 September 2022

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 25 Sep 2022
Summary: 3 quakes 5.0+, 32 quakes 4.0+, 76 quakes 3.0+, 187 quakes 2.0+ (298 total) ... Read all
Sun, 25 Sep 2022, 00:24

World Earthquake Report for Saturday, 24 September 2022

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 25 Sep 2022
Summary: 4 quakes 5.0+, 40 quakes 4.0+, 102 quakes 3.0+, 191 quakes 2.0+ (337 total)
Global seismic activity level on 24 September 2022: LOW
... Read all
Mon, 25 Jul 2022, 16:08

Science Spotlight: Volcanism on Planet Venus

Planet Venus hiding beneath its thick toxic atmosphere (image: NASA)
Planet's Earth closest sister, Venus, is not only similar in size and composition, but also has volcanic activity. In fact, volcanic deposits cover approx. 80 % of its surface! Read all
Mon, 27 Jun 2022, 09:12

Science Spotlight: Geothermal Colors

Morning Glory Pool. Photo Credit: Leandra Xochitl Marshall.
Volcanic processes, where vapors and water heated by magma rise to the surface, can create striking geothermic landforms such as fumarolic fields, hydrothermal or geothermal springs, acidic brines, salt chimneys, pillars, terraces, and pools. ... Read all
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