Reventador, in Ecuador, is a most satisfying volcano in many ways. For instance: It fits the stereotype: tall, pointy, frequent lava flows, and goes boom!
. . . Chile’s Calbuco volcano awoke from a four-decade-long sleep, starting a VEI 4 eruption at a moment when daylight was just right for
What you’re looking at here is a parent-child portrait done in igneous rock. While everyone refers to the whole thing as “Galeras,” this is technically
Say “supervolcano” and most of us think of Yellowstone — a smoldering but scenic giant. Geologists, however, look to the Central Andes, where these great
Don’t panic, but we’re living in an age of supereruptions. Seriously, don’t panic. It’s taking place on Earth’s time scale, not our own — we’re
The excellent visuals in this video show that the western coast of South America is a subduction zone, just like the coast of Sumatra where