Volcano News

NASA Uses Satellites to Track Volcanic Ash (May 15, 2016): NASA is using satellites to track volcanic ash. The NASA/NOAA/DoD Suomi NPP satellite maps the concentration of sulfur dioxide and volcanic aerosols

Submerged Extinct Volcano Cluster Discovered Off Coast of Sydney (July 15, 2015): Scientists discovered an extinct volcano cluster off the coast of Sydney, Australia while they were hunting for larval lobster nursery grounds.

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Yellowstone Dispels Myth That Bison Are Fleeing Park Due to Imminent Volcanic Eruption (April 3, 2014): Al Nash, Chief of Public Affairs at Yellowstone, dispels myths about reports that animals are exiting the park because of an imminent volcanic eruption.

NASA Satellite Images Show Pakistan's New Island Formed During Mud Volcano (September 27, 2013): NASA images reveal Pakistan's new island. The island was born from a mud volcano following a 7.7 magnitude earthquake in northwestern Pakistan.

Tamu Massif is Largest Single Volcano on Earth (September 5, 2013): Tamu Massif is largest single volcano on Earth. It is located about 1,000 miles east of Japan.

Haleakala: House of the Sun (July 15, 2013): Photographer Dan Douglas captured gourgeous images of Haleakala, the world's largest dormant volcano.

Listen to the Infrasound From Chile's Villarrica Volcano (April 21, 2013): Jeff Johnson, a volcanologist at Boise State University, sped up the infrasound from Chile's Villarrica volcano so it can be heard by human ears.

Filmmakers Get Up Close Footage of Lava Lake in Vanuatu's Marum Volcano (September 28, 2012): Filmmaker Geoff Mackley and his crew, Bradley Ambrose and Nathan Berg, journeyed down to Marum Volcano's lava lake on Ambrym Island, Vanuatu to get a look right up close.

NASA Satellites Pinpoint Volcanic Eruption That Caused Floating Pumice Sightings (August 14, 2012): NASA satellites have pinpointed the underwater volcanic eruption that caused the recent floating pumice sightings.

Video: Sakurajima Volcano Erupts in Japan, Showers Kagoshima City With Ash (July 26, 2012): The Sakurajima Volcano is an active volcano in Japan that erupts on a daily basis.

First Complete Geological Map of Jupiter's Moon Io Produced (March 19, 2012): A team of scientists - led by Arizona State University (ASU) - has produced the first complete global geologic map of Jupiter's moon.

Nearly Continuous Ashfall Damages Forests Near Chile's Puyehue Cordon Caulle Volcanic Complex (February 4, 2012): This photograph from NASA's Earth Observatory shows an ash plume coming from a vent in Chile's Puyehue Cordon Caulle Volcanic Complex (PCCVC).

New Island Forms in the Red Sea (December 29, 2011): A new island has formed in the Red Sea.

A Dozen Underwater Volcanoes Discovered Near Antarctica (July 12, 2011): Scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) discovered previously unknown volcanoes in the ocean waters around the remote South Sandwich Islands.

Scientists Monitor Rising Lava Lake at Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii (June 12, 2011): Scientists in Hawaii are monitoring a lava lake located deep within the Halema'uma'u crater on the Kilauea volcano.

Video: Under the Grimsvotn Ash Plume (May 23, 2011): The intense eruption of the Grimsvotn volcano is leaving locations as far as 50 miles away covered in ash.

World's Deepest Underwater Volcanic Vents Found in Caribbean (April 12, 2010): The BBC reports that a British scientific expedition said on Monday that it has discovered the world's deepest known underwater volcanic vents in the Caribbean.

Lava Flows From Mount Kilauea (March 7, 2008): Lava from Mount Kilauea in Hawaii is flowing into the Pacific ocean.

The Supervolcano Threat (September 1, 2006): An ABC News story has brought back the caldera scare.

Giant Rock Slab Growing in Mount St. Helens (May 5, 2006): The AP reports that a 300 feet tall slab of rock is pushing itself out of Mount St.