Inside A Volcanic Eruption

Inside A Volcanic Eruption

September 27, 2012

A volcanic eruption is the ejection of molten rock, or lava, with ash, hot water, rock fragments, gases, and cliff soil through an opening in the Earth’s surface. Source

Where Will the Next Volcano Erupt?

Where Will the Next Volcano Erupt?

July 15, 2012

At any given time there are roughly 20 active volcanoes around the world, and there are 16 volcanoes—called “Decade Volcanoes”—that are currently noted to have a history of large eruptions and a proximity to populated areas. Imagine the cost if one of those erupts. Source

The Impacts of Eyjafjallajokull

The Impacts of Eyjafjallajokull

June 3, 2012

If you stubbed your tongue against your teeth trying to pronounce “Eyjafjallajokull,” you’re not alone. The impossible-to-spell glacier in Iceland made headlines last year when the volcano on its ice cap suddenly erupted. The volcanic eruption disrupted air travel in many parts of Europe between April and May, and was not declared officially over until […]