Tonga’s volcano blasted enough water into the atmosphere to fill 58,000 Olympic swimming pools — potentially warming Earth

Tonga's volcano blasted enough water into the atmosphere to fill 58,000 Olympic swimming pools — potentially warming Earth

When Tonga’s Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano violently erupted earlier this year, it spewed an unprecedented amount of water vapor into the atmosphere — and it will likely have noticeable effects on Earth’s temperatures. The January 15 eruption near the Pacific archipelago nation caused a tsunami and a sonic boom that circled the Earth twice, and … Read more

A Supervolcano in New Zealand Is Rumbling So Much It’s Shifting The Ground Above It

A Supervolcano in New Zealand Is Rumbling So Much It's Shifting The Ground Above It

The vast expanse of Lake Taupō’s sky blue waters, crowned by hazy, mountainous horizons, invokes an extreme sense of tranquility. And yet, deep in the ground below, geological unrest is brewing, according to a new paper in the New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics. Lake Taupō is the largest freshwater lake in Australasia, located … Read more

The Source of The World’s Most Active Volcano Might Finally Be Pinpointed

The Source of The World's Most Active Volcano Might Finally Be Pinpointed

The Kīlauea volcano in Hawaii is said to be the world’s most active volcano, and yet we still don’t really know how it was born. New research suggests the original womb of magma lies more than 90 kilometers beneath the hotspot. While previous studies have found two shallow chambers of magma beneath Kīlauea, they weren’t … Read more