New Zealand’s White Island erupts
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 ..
Tags: Deep Earth Carbon Degassing Project • Geology • Igneous petrology • Petrology • Plate tectonics
Triggered tsunami killed at least 281 in Indonesia
In Indonesia, a volcano-triggered tsunami has killed at least 281 people and injured more than thousand in Sunda Strait. Hundreds of buildings were destroyed by the wave, which hit the coast of southern Sumatra and the western tip of Java ..
Tags: Anak Krakatoa • Caldera • Igneous petrology • Krakatoa • Petrology
The Fuego volcano erupted in Guatemala
The Fuego volcano is an active stratovolcano in Guatemala that has recently erupted violently and buried several villages on its southern flank. The death toll has risen to 99 in the Fuego volcano eruption. The National Forensic Sciences Agency stated ..
Tags: Acatenango • Igneous petrology • Petrology • Plate tectonics • Ring of Fire
Calcium Silicate Perovskite
Geologists have discovered a mineral known as calcium silicate perovskite (CaSiO3) trapped inside a tiny diamond that was mined from less than a kilometer of the earth’s surface at the Cullinan Mine in South Africa. For so long, the mineral ..
Tags: Academic disciplines • Geology • Mantle • Perovskite • Perovskites
Havre- world’s largest deep ocean volcanic eruption
Researchers have found that the world’s largest deep ocean volcanic eruption happened in New Zealand. Named as Havre, the deep ocean volcanic eruption was first discovered in 2002. A solidified volcanic rock known as pumice raft – 400 square kilometres in ..
Tags: Campanian Ignimbrite eruption • Geology • Igneous petrology • Kermadec Islands eruption • Petrology