Satellite Captures Dramatic Tsunami-Triggering Volcanic Eruption in South Pacific

Frightened Tongans fled to higher ground on Saturday after a massive volcanic eruption brought tsunami waves that hit the South Pacific island and triggered warnings all the way to the west coast of the United States. Dramatic images from space showed the moment when the last eruption of the Hung Tonga-Hung Ha’apai carried a mushroom … Read more

Indonesian Island Collapse and Devastating Tsunami Not Caused by Powerful Volcanic Blast

Eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano. The dramatic collapse of Indonesian volcano Anak Krakatau in December 2018 is the result of long-term destabilizing processes and was not driven by any marked changes in the igneous system that could be detected by current monitoring techniques, new research has shown. The volcano erupted about six months before … Read more