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Discovery of Ancient Super-Eruptions Indicates the Yellowstone Hotspot May Be Waning

Throughout Earth’s long history, volcanic super-eruptions have been some of the most extreme events ever to affect our planet’s rugged surface.

New clues to deep earthquake mystery

A new understanding of our planet's deepest earthquakes could help unravel one of the most mysterious geophysical processes on Earth.

Yale finds a (much) earlier birth date for tectonic plates

Yale geophysicists reported that Earth's ever-shifting, an underground network of tectonic plates was firmly in place more than 4 billion years ago -- at least a billion years earlier than scientists generally thought.

The asteroid that killed the Dinosaurs stuck earth at ‘deadliest possible’ angle

Simulations to recreate the extinction-level event that killed 75% of life on Earth 66 million years ago, has shown the angle the asteroid struck was at 60 degrees.

Using Drones to Monitor Explosive Volcanoes

Due to the difficult accessibility and the high risk of collapse or explosion, the imaging of active volcanoes has so far been a great challenge in volcanology.

The lower mantle can be oxidized in the presence of water

If we took a journey from Earth's surface to the center, the midway point locates roughly at 1900 km depth in the lower mantle.

The story of Earth’s evolution is being deciphered

Around 1800 miles beneath the Earth’s surfaces is a magmatic region between the solid silicate-based mantle and molten iron-rich core: The core-mantle boundary.

Mars – The planet where mud erupts and flows

Mars today has no active volcanoes, much of the heat stored inside the planet has been lost over millions of years creating a thick outer crust preventing molten rock reaching the surface.

The largest and hottest shield volcano on Earth

A team from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology revealed the largest and hottest shield volcano on Earth.

Boring Vs Explosions – a Tale of Two Kinds of Volcanoes

At an idyllic island in the Mediterranean Sea, ocean covers up the site of a vast volcanic explosion from 3200 years ago.

The ancient volcano that’s 81 miles from London

Just 81 miles from London is the Village of Warboys in the Huntingdonshire district of Cambridgeshire whose history dates back from the Iron Age. The geological history, however, goes back over 300 million years to a period when Warboys was the epicentre of volcanic activity.

1 billion years of missing history may finally be answered

The rock strata is a definitive timeline that records the geological history of our planet, however, there is a mystery that has confounded geologists for over a century - 1 billion years are missing.