Hotspot volcanoes

Explorations of Mars and the Moon begin from Spanish volcanoes

A team of astronauts, engineers and geologists travel to Spain’s Canary Islands, one of Europe’s volcanic hotspots, to learn how to best explore the Moon and Mars during the Pangea de ESA. The participants in this edition are ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen, ESA engineer Robin Eccleston and NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins, who is part of […]

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Identify an eruption “tipping point” in Hot Spot volcanoes

Hotspot volcanoes, those in which magma from mantle plumes reaches the surface, have long been considered clues to mantle mysteries. Spain’s hot volcanoes the Canary Islands, however, are a magmatic mystery in themselves. The magma from these volcanoes can have very different chemical compositions despite being part of the same volcanic system and in some […]

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Astronaut training in the land of volcanoes

Standing at the edge of this volcanic edifice, the Pangea field team stops to take a 360 ° panoramic photo to show the science team remotely at ground control. Credit: ESA – A. Romeo A team of astronauts, engineers and geologists travel to Spain’s Canary Islands, one of Europe’s volcanic hotspots, to learn how to […]

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More volcanoes found around Santorini, but they are inactive | archives, greece, history & science

ATHENS – After American and Greek researchers warned in early 2021 that Santorini, home to a now dormant volcano that erupted 3,666 years ago, could explode again, researchers have discovered other inactive volcanoes around the island. A seismic study of the seabed, using sound waves, revealed the discovery buried under volcanic eruption deposits to the […]

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USGS monitors four U.S. volcanoes showing signs of activity and unrest

The USGS continues to closely monitor volcanoes around the United States, with four now at Orange / Watch elevated due to noted activity on all four of them. The Great Sitkin, Pavlof, Semisopochnoi and Kilauea are the four volcanoes showing signs of trouble. With the exception of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, which remains yellow / advisory, […]

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Seismic “telescope” reveals titanic tree-like plume fueling Earth’s volcanoes

About 75% of the world’s volcanoes live along the aptly named Ring of Fire. It’s logic. Squeezing a boundary between tectonic plates, the Ring of Fire is an open seam within the planet. But then there’s Hawaii, a chain of volcanic islands right in the middle of the Pacific Plate, far from any border. What […]

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Beyond the lava: where are volcanoes erupting and how long can they last? – National

The incandescent lava spurting from the Cumbre Vieja volcano continues to wreak havoc on the Spanish island of La Palma, destroying buildings and forcing massive evacuations. The volcanic eruption of La Palma which began on September 19 is one of more than 50 in the world that are marked as “continuous” as of October 12, […]

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Get a close look at Kīlauea Volcano in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Last volcanic eruption

Photo by B. Carr for USGS When I was younger the volcanoes seemed so cold with all the glowing magma and seemingly slow lava. In adulthood, the idea of ​​a volcanic eruption is terrifying. And if you haven’t heard it, there is one right now. Kīlauea volcano in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park began to erupt […]

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Where are most of the volcanoes located?

Volcanoes are found all over the world, forming primarily at the edges of tectonic plates but can also arise in “hot spots” like the one that created the Hawaiian Islands. In total, there are potentially a few 1,500 active volcanoes on Earth according to the US Geological Survey. From these, 51 are now in continuous […]

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Dinosaur Rise Driven By Volcanoes Causing Climate Change

Ecological changes following intense volcanic activity during the Carnian rainfall event 230 million years ago paved the way for dinosaurs to become the dominant species. Credits: Pixabay The rise of dinosaurs coincided with environmental changes brought on by major volcanic eruptions more than 230 million years ago, a new study finds. The Carnian rainfall event […]