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Ring of Fire: Five myths about Pacific Rim, earthquakes, volcanoes and faults

Alaska Dispatch News - ‎4 hours ago‎
According to the laws of geology, where tectonic plates collide, volcanoes rise in the background. Volcanoes such as Mount St. Helens throw a long and deep shadow in the Pacific Northwest.

How earthquakes might trigger faraway volcanoes

Science Magazine - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
On 14 April, a magnitude-6.2 earthquake struck the Japanese island of Kyushu. Two days later, Japanese officials reported towering plumes of smoke at Mount Aso, a volcano 42 kilometers away from the quake's epicenter. A small eruption was occurring.

Kingdom-busting volcanoes linked to the rise of the Roman Empire

New Scientist - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
You won't find it in history textbooks, but the Roman Empire's rise to dominance in Egypt and the Middle East may have been influenced by a series of volcanic eruptions that reduced rainfall.

Annotated Volcano: A Spectacular View of Tenerife From the ISS

WIRED - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
On Wednesday, astronaut Tim Peake (currently on the International Space Station) posted a stunning image of Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands.

Biggest threat to humanity - robots and volcanoes, says scientists

Express.co.uk - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
... people could die from unpredictable disasters and war - more people than there are in the UK. The report ranks natural catastrophes such as asteroid strikes, volcano eruptions and other unpredictable events as the biggest risks to us in the next ...

REVEALED: The DEADLIEST volcanoes on Earth that could spark a MAJOR DISASTER

Express.co.uk - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
The Yellowstone Caldera super volcano last erupted 70,000 years ago but a recent unexpected spike in seismic activity around the globe has unsettled nerves.

Dinosaur die-off not a result of volcanoes, study says

Yale News - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
This is not to say that CO2 released by volcanoes did not prompt climate effects, the researchers noted: Rather, the gases were released over such a long timescale their effect could not have caused a sudden, species die-off.
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No, volcanoes didn't kill off the dinosaurs

Futurity: Research News - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Most researchers favor the idea that a catastrophic, sudden mechanism such as an asteroid hit triggered the mass die-off, while others say a gradual rise in CO2 emissions from volcanoes in what is now India may have been the cause. Now, they say they ...

Volcanoes tied to shifts in Earth's climate over millions of years

Science Daily - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Lead researcher Ryan McKenzie said the team found that periods when volcanoes along continental arcs were more active coincided with warmer, or greenhouse, conditions over the past 720 million years.

Ask Rufus: Earthquakes, volcanoes and fossils

The Commercial Dispatch - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Within the Cretaceous deposits of northeast Mississippi, 75 million-year-old sharks teeth are common fossils. The sites and formation in which they are found have been included in Mississippi geological reports since the 1850s.

Ancient volcanoes tell a dark story of Earth's future

The Weather Network - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 1:54 PM - Approximately 200 million years ago, well before dinosaurs went extinct, a calamity eradicated a large part of earth's wildlife.

Robots, viruses and super volcanoes: mankind is in trouble

Times of Malta - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Chile's Villarrica volcano. 'Super volcanoes' are a potential risk to mankind, experts have warned. Photo: Reuters/Cristobal Saavedra.

The Bucket List: 7 ​Active Volcanoes You Should Brave

Paste Magazine - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
volcanoes mount-bromo-indonesia Photo by GokuPhoto, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 On the island of Java within Indonesia's Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park you'll find not one, but two active volcanoes. The highly photogenic Mount Semeru and Mount Bromo ...

Two volcanoes trigger crises of the late antiquity

Science Daily - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
For example, in 1815 the Indonesian volcano Tambora hurled so much ash and sulfur into the atmosphere that the year 1816 became known as "the year without summer" in Europe and North America, where unusually low temperatures led to crop failures ...
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Tim Peake captures image of an erupting volcano in Russia from ISS

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
When orbiting 249 miles above the Earth, the landscape below can look frighteningly small and fragile. But this picture captured by British astronaut Tim Peake from the International Space Station proves that volcanoes look impressive even from space.

Did volcano eruptions tip Europe into Dark Ages?

Phys.Org - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Coincidentally, another team of scientists led by Kees Nooren of Utrecht University in the Netherlands reported at the Vienna conference this week that the El Chichon volcano in southern Mexico blew it's top in 540, contributing to the decline of the ...

Dinosaur die-off not a result of volcanoes in India: Study

Financial Express - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Most researchers favour the idea that a catastrophic, sudden mechanism such as an asteroid hit triggered the mass die-off, while others say a gradual rise in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from volcanoes in what is now India may have been the cause.

Accounting for volcanoes using tools of economics

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
The method, described this week in the Journal of Economic Surveys, combines statistical approaches used in economics with volcano and climate science, with the intention of picking out past eruptions from tree-ring temperature reconstructions going ...

Researchers Study Sixth-Century Volcanoes with Climate Model

Archaeology - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Matthew Toohey of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research and an international team of scientists developed climate model simulations to reconstruct the possible effects of two volcanoes in the mid-sixth century A.D., whose ash has been ...
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