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Deepest volcanic eruption in the world discovered

Scientists looking for new hydrothermal sources in the Pacific have made an important discovery. They have discovered a relatively new volcanic eruption in the Mariana Back-Arc of the western Pacific. It is about 14,700 feet below the surface, making it the deepest volcanic eruption ever seen on Earth. By comparison, it lies deeper below the sea surface than the height …

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ASU astronomers catch red dwarf star in a superflare eruption

New observations from two Arizona State University astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have caught a red dwarf in a violent eruption or superflare. The blast of radiation was stronger than any such eruption ever discovered by the sun, and would likely affect the stability of planets orbiting it. In addition, such superflares in younger red dwarfs that erupt, appear …

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New Pompeii evidence rewrites Vesuvius history of eruption

One of the fossilized remains of a victim of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 BC A newly discovered inscription in Pompeii proves that the city was destroyed by Vesuvius after October 17, 79 AD, and not on August 24, as previously assumed, archaeologists said Tuesday. Recently, archaeologists discovered that a worker dated "the 16th day before the calendars of November", …

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Charcoal inscription shows changes to Pompeii eruption to date

ROME (Reuters) – The volcanic eruption that destroyed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii was probably two months later than previously thought, Italian officials said Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Tourists look down on October 13, 2015 an ancient Roman cobblestone street on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii. REUTERS / Alessandro Bianchi / archival photo Historians have traditionally dated the …

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How millions of years of volcanic eruption led to the deadliest mass extinctions in Earth's history

About 250 million years ago, nearly 90 percent of Earth's life disappeared in the most vicious mass extinction the world has ever known – the Permian-Triassic extinction or the "Great Dying." Around the same time, hot rock rose in the mantle, roared, steamed and stuttered in a colossal volcanic eruption that raged for nearly a million years. Researchers have long …

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Tree rings helped scientists date the ancient Greek eruption

August 17 (UPI) – The analysis of the tree ring has helped scientists locate the date of the onset of Thera. The volcano on the Greek island of Santorini erupted sometime in the 15th or 16th century BC, but scientists were previously frustrated with discrepancies between radiocarbon and archaeological evidence of the exact timing of the ancient eruption. "It's about …

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A volcanic eruption comes to New England as rising magma takes geophysicists by surprise

Composite image from public domain / unsplash For years, scientists and disaster enthusiasts have been fixated on the Yellowstone super volcano, but a new danger may arise New England has seen a nearly 250-mile-long mass of molten rock sitting beneath Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, by geoscientists who have combed through years of data and steadily rampant to the surface …

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Hawaii's volcanic eruption could stop a home sale. Read the fine print.

Lava consumed last month houses in Leilani Estates near Pahoa, Hawaii. The outbreak of Kilauea is often referred to by lawyers as a "force majeure event". Force majeure means "greater violence". (Bruce Omori / Paradise Helicopter / EPA-EFE / Rex / Shutterstock) by Harvey S. Jacobs 8. June at 6:30 pm Q: I'm about to complete a home purchase on …

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Dangerous volcanic material stops search for victims of the deadly Guatemala eruption

6. June 2018: Rescue workers remove ash mountains sprayed from the volcano Fuego or "volcano of fire" eruption, in El Rodeo, Guatemala. (AP) Guatemala's National Disaster Bureau released search and rescue efforts on Thursday in the zone destroyed by the eruption of the volcanic fire, saying that the climatic conditions and the still-hot volcanic material are making the rescuers dangerous. …

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Eruption at Kilauea Summit sends Ash Cloud 10,000 feet into the air

USGS U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY The view of the Halemaumau crater from the observation tower at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, today at 12.30 pm U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY USGS officials confirmed that the breakup of Vacationland during an overflight this morning was completely covered in lava flows. U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Lava from column 8 filled Kapoho Bay on Tuesday. U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY …

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