Arguing over which snowstorm was the biggest ever is a favorite pastime for weather buffs across the country. Now scientists have developed a new ranking system that could silence those debates.After storms such as the Groundhog Day blizzard of 2011, people tend
Nearly half a mile of rock retrieved from beneath the seafloor is yielding new clues about how underwater volcanoes are created and whether the underlying hot spots of molten rock that lead to their formation have moved over time.Geoscientists have just completed an
More than 2,500 people living near a volcano that has been spewing ash in southern Japan were advised to evacuate their homes Thursday after heavy rain threatened mudslides of accumulated ash, a local official said.
Shinmoedake began erupting in late January, in its
Geologists drilling an exploratory geothermal well into a volcano in Iceland got quite a surprise when the borehole filled with molten magma forcing the researchers to halt the drilling.
However, the sudden appearance of the molten rock wasn't all bad,
British researchers say the discovery of deep-sea volcanic vents in the Antarctic’s Southern Ocean suggests they’re more common than previously thought.
Deep-sea vents are hot springs on the seafloor, where mineral-rich water nourishes colonies of
6.6 magnitude earthquake, the fourth in the series, strike offshore of Maule Chile today at a depth of 25.4 km. The Caribbean Plate is now showing inordinate signs of strain. The region is very unstable and we could see a major seismic event soon.
Tropical Cyclone Bingiza has intensified to Category 3 hurricane strength. It is expected to maintain that strength prior to slamming into the southwestern Indian Ocean island of Madagascar within the next 24 hours.
Tropical Cyclone Bingiza has taken on a westward
February 10, 2011 brings in the last of nine levels on the Mayan Calendar – Universal cycle or the conscious co-creation period.
The Mayan Calendar will herald in some key dates in mere weeks and it really starts rolling later in 2011. Here we read two key