New volcano awakenings – Italy, Japan, Congo, Hawaii

New volcano awakenings – Italy, Japan, Congo, Hawaii

Goma volcano set for another eruptionPrevious eruptions in recent times may be dwarfed by the expected next eruption of Mt. Nyiragongo, which towers over the Eastern Congolese city of Goma. Nine years ago, in January 2002, when the region’s most active volcano

Underwater Volcanoes a hotbed of clues to Earth’s movements

Underwater Volcanoes a hotbed of clues to Earth’s movements

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

New deep-sea volcanic vents found in Antarctic’s Southern Ocean

New deep-sea volcanic vents found in Antarctic’s Southern Ocean

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