Articles tagged "supervolcano"

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Evidence shows humans in northern India survived Mount Toba supervolcano eruption 74 000 years ago

Archaeologists discovered evidence suggesting that humans in India have survived the catastrophic Toba supervolcano eruption in Indonesia 74 000 years ago. After studying stone tools unearthed in northern India, researchers found a continuous occupation, showing...

March 15, 2020

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A global catastrophic volcano caused mass graves in London

Scientists search for the Volcanic explosive source of a disaster that wiped out almost a third of Londoners in 1258.When archaeologists discovered thousands of medieval skeletons in a mass burial pit in east London in the 1990s, they assumed they were 14th-century

August 07, 2012

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Supervolcanoes form and erupt much more quickly than previously thought

Geologists had previously thought that super-eruptions only occurred 100,000-200,000 years after forming. Evidence from the new study by researchers at Vanderbit University suggests that, after a giant magma pool forms, it may erupt after only a couple hundred

June 04, 2012

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Supervolcano drilling - The Campi Flegrei Deep Drilling Project approved

The office of Naples mayor Luigi de Magistris has approved the drilling of a pilot hole 500 meters deep into the heart of a “supervolcano” in southern Italy. With a history of massive volcanic eruptions and ongoing deformation, this densely urban area...

June 01, 2012

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Yellowstone super volcano is even bigger than first thought

The volcanic mass, known as the Yellowstone Caldera or more commonly the Yellowstone Supervolcano, was previously measured at about 25 miles by 37 miles wide. However, a new study, set to be published in the Geophysical Research Letters journal says there may be more

May 19, 2011

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Updates on Yellowstone activity

During the month of April 2011, 91 earthquakes were located in the Yellowstone National Park region. The largest was a magnitude 2.2 event on April 13 at 7:11 AM MDT, located about 15 miles southeast of West Thumb, YNP. A small swarm of 24 earthquakes was recorded...

May 03, 2011

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Yellowstone volcanic plume much larger than expected

Yellowstone National Park hosts a variety of hot springs and geysers, all powered by a plume of molten rock under its surface. At times in the past, that plume has powered activity that was quite a bit less scenic: massive eruptions that have been capable of covering

April 12, 2011