Medicine & TechnologyA volcano eruption in Guatemala forced to evacuate 300 people from the adjacent area on Friday, though the incident subsided on Saturday and provided great relief to the panic-stricken people.
To measure the chemical condition of Atmosphere researchers have built miniaturized version of Laser heterodyne radiometry technique, called Mini-LHR. It can withstand even in the hostile environment and precisely monitor atmosphere.
Scientists found in their recent study that several volcanic eruptions helped Mars to form an atmosphere. Several gasses that emitted during the eruptions, could be the home of some microorganisms that can survive in anoxic condition.
NASA pulled off a scientific double play in Hawaii this winter, using the same instruments and aircraft to study both volcanoes and coral reefs. Besides helping scientists understand these two unique environments better, the data will be used to evaluate the possibility of preparing a potential future NASA satellite that would monitor ecosystem changes and natural hazards.
Several villages were placed in silence after Mount Sinabung erupted in 2012. There were dusty kitchens from crumbling houses, vehicles overgrown by vegetation and volcanic ash covered almost everything.
Friday morning 140 residents of the small Japanese island of Kuchinoerabujima fled by boat as Mount Shindake erupted. 30,000 feet worth of dark volcanic ash shot into the sky about 600 miles south of Tokyo. Astonishingly, no deaths and a single minor injury have been reported, and air travel has not been affected in a serious way.
Geophysicists from the University of California, Berkeley now believe that the asteroid that slammed into the ocean off the coast of Mexico some 66 million years ago killing the dinosaurs may have also triggered volcanic eruptions around the globe that may have contributed to the devastation of the planet.
The European Space Agency has found what it believes to be a supervolcano on the surface of Mars that could be the Red Planet's equivalent of Yellowstone. The massive crater has been measured to be 40 kilometers by 30 kilometers and drops as low as 1,750 meters.
After a stunning increase in seismic activity an an apparent drop in the lava lake at the summit of Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano within the national park, researchers and seismologists in Hawaii are concerned that pressure in the volcano is continuing to change—and are sounding what appears to be an indefinite alarm until more can be determined. In the last two days alone, researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have identified small earthquakes at the highest rate to date, setting a new record at one earthquake every couple of minutes. And with the seismic changes, researchers with the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory are hoping that a few changes can help save lives in the event that an eruption could occur.