Articles tagged "volcanic eruption triggers"

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Research uncovers the secret of explosive volcanism

Researchers reporting in Nature Communications suggest they've unlocked the secret of explosive volcanism. The team studied samples at Indonesia's Mount Merapi, concluding that explosivity of stratovolcanoes rises when mineral-rich gases seal the pores and...

November 16, 2019

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Researchers test new method in volcanic eruption forecasting

A research team has tested a new technique that could possibly forecast how a volcanic eruption will happen accurately. The method combined physics and statistics to capture the probability of past eruption patterns. The risk of volcanic eruptions is unpredictable...

September 20, 2019


Drilling into magma reservoirs to improve volcano forecasts

The roots of volcanoes remain enigmatic, largely because geophysical and petrological models remain rudimentary. Scientific drilling and exploration can help. When it comes to forecasting eruptions, volcano observatories rely mostly on real-time signals from...

October 31, 2017


Earthquake-induced distant volcano eruptions

A team of volcanologists, from the Hiroshima University in Japan, proposed how earthquakes can act as triggers for distant volcano eruptions. The trigger mechanism in question is the sloshing of the bubbly magma. The scientists have simulated the effect of...

April 26, 2016


New trigger for sudden volcanic eruptions identified

A team of scientists have suggested that a rapid formation of bubbles in magma could trigger sudden volcano eruptions with no prior warning. The explanation holds the potential to change the approach to monitoring active and dormant volcanoes across the globe. The...

February 09, 2016


Temperature identified as new trigger for explosive volcanic eruptions

Studying magma ascent, geoscientists at the University of Liverpool have found that temperature may be more important than pressure in generating gas bubbles that trigger explosive volcanic eruptions. In a paper published recently in the journal Nature, researchers...

January 06, 2016


New trigger for volcanic eruptions discovered using jelly and lasers

Scientists have made an important step towards understanding how volcanic eruptions happen, after identifying a previously unrecognised potential trigger.An international team of researchers from the University of Liverpool, Monash University and the University of

May 14, 2015