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Supervolcanoes

Supervolcanoes Just Got A Little Bit Scarier

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Scientists looking for a greater understanding of what causes supervolcanoes to erupt have come to an unsettling conclusion: They can erupt spontaneou...

WATCH: Massive Volcanoes May Have Rocked Mars

natureheader | Alexandra Witze | Posted 10.02.2013 | Science

A series of Martian craters assumed to have been formed by meteorites may actually be extinct volcanoes so massive that, when they were active billion...

When Will The Next Supervolcano Erupt?

Posted 05.31.2012 | Green

By OurAmazingPlanet Staff: A doomsday volcanic eruption with the power to wipe out civilization may sound like the premise for a bad movie, but so-...

What Really Caused Massive Ancient Eruptions

Posted 02.16.2012 | Green

By Charles Q. Choi, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor: Ancient giant eruptions in the Pacific Northwest may actually have been caused by the tearing of ...

Ancient Supervolcano Eruptions Possibly Triggered Mass Extinctions

AFP | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A supervolcano on the ocean floor might have spewed massive amounts of lava in a rapid amount of time, new findings that could help reveal the mysteri...