Eruption of Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland spread SO2 pollutants over Europe2015-10-26 03:21:33
The six month long eruption of the Bardarbunga volcano (31 August 2014 - 27 February 2015 ) was the largest in Iceland since the devastating Laki eruption of 1783-84, producing around 1.6 km3 of lava, covering an area equivalent to Manhattan Island.
US mid-continent seismicity linked to high-rate injection wells2015-10-26 03:54:28
Earthquake numbers skyrocket.
A dramatic increase in the rate of earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S. since 2009 is associated with fluid injection wells used in oil and gas development, says a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder and the U.S. Geological Survey.
American volcanoes: Complacency, uncertainty contribute to risks2015-09-08 16:20:15
In 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted in Washington State, killing 57 people and destroying hundreds of homes. The area around the mountain became a wasteland: Roadways were swallowed and bridges damaged. Ash fell over 11 states.
Volcanic eruptions: Properties of magma influence forecasts2015-09-08 16:32:16
Many volcanoes are located in densely settled areas. Every time one of these becomes active, large populations are put at risk. Hence, one of the primary goals of the current generation of volcanologists is to develop tools that can accurately predict when volcanoes will erupt. In the case of an impending eruption, these tools are of key importance to those charged with making decisions about what action to take and when. "However, the tools available for predicting eruptions are still in their infancy. We can't always successfully predict an eruption as we lack an understanding of how the warning signs that signal a coming catastrophe are generated, says Donald Dingwell, Director of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at LMU