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The White Island volcano of New Zealand erupted in early December. White island, also known as Whakaari, is located about 50 km from the eastern coast of North Island in a region known as the Taupo Volcanic Zone. It is the country’s most active volcano and it belongs to the stratovolcano category (volcanoes characterized by ..
Topics: Deep Earth Carbon Degassing Project • Geology • Igneous petrology • Petrology • Plate tectonics • Stratovolcano • Taupo Volcanic Zone • Volcanic gas • Volcanism • Volcano • Volcanology • Whakaari / White Island
Geological Survey of India (GSI) North Eastern Region (NER) installs two geological display boards at two important geological sites
In Meghalaya, the Geological Survey of India (GSI) North Eastern Region (NER) has recently installed two geological display boards at two important geological sites in the State with geo-scientific information which will help in creating awareness among visiting tourists, students and the general public. The boards are unvieled at two important geological sites in the ..
Topics: Earth Sciences • Geochronology • Geological history of Earth • Geology • Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point • Holocene • Meghalaya • Meghalayan • Paleogeography • Stratigraphy • Stratotype • Units of time
During the state visit of the President Ram Nath Kovind to Bolivia the following 9 MoUs were signed: Agreement on Exemption of Visa for Diplomatic and Official Passport holders to facilitate entry into either country of Diplomatic and Official Passport Holders without a visa for a maximum of 90 days in any period of 180 ..
Topics: Bolivia • Cultural Exchange • Geology • Homeopathy • India-Bolivia • International Solar Alliance • Isa • ISRO • Mineral Resources • ndian Space Research Organisation • Solar Energy • Traditional Systems of Medicine
The Popocatepetl volcano has been giving out ashes since Thursday. Red alert has been raised in Mexico after smoke, ash and lava from the volcano increased. The volacano remained dormant for more than 1000 years. It showed increased activity in the past 25 years. The major eruption in the volcano can have devastating effect to ..
Topics: Eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull • Geography of Mesoamerica • Geology • Igneous petrology • Plate tectonics • Popocatépetl • Puebla International Airport • Ring of Fire • Thursday • Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt • Volcanoes • Volcanology
Mount Etna, active volcano in quake-stricken Italian island of Sicily erupted on 24th December 2018.
Mount Etna, the active volcano in quake-stricken Italian island of Sicily, has recently erupted on 24th December 2018. A chain of around 130 earthquakes have rocked the volcano with the strongest posting a magnitude of 4.0. The quake was the strongest in the region after Mount Etna erupted, spewing ash and forcing the temporary closure ..
Topics: Catania • Etna • Geology • Igneous petrology • Locations associated with Arthurian legend • Mount Etna • Plate tectonics • Province of Catania • Sicily • Types of volcanic eruptions • Volcanoes • Volcanology
According to the study by the Global Carbon Project, India is the fourth highest emitter of CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the world, accounting for 7% of global emissions in 2017. India’s emissions look set to continue their strong growth by an average of 6.3% in 2018, with growth across all fuels — coal (7.1%), oil ..