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The reason for the unusual location of Mount St Helens is becoming clearer
Major earthquakes are triggering seismic activity half the world away
Earlier this week, Indonesia was struck by a series of powerful earthquakes. Photographer and island resident, Alfie Minnaar files this special photographic report as the islanders of Gili Trawangan attempt to deal with the aftermath
How does the proposed allocation of ‘Zealandia’ as an independent continent affect our understanding of the planet’s continental organisation?
Fears that volcano eruptions in Iceland are set to regularly disrupt air travel are being tempered by a new study into the frequency of such events
Mount Paektu is responsible for one of the largest eruptions in recorded history. The first ever international study of the volcano is now underway
Valuable earthquake data can be collected from extremely weak seismic activity, but only if you can actually detect them. A new system inspired by a smartphone music app could be the answer
There is a temptation to believe that Nepal is now safe; the fault has released energy and the buildings proved to be more resilient than expected. However, investigations of the earthquake indicate this would be a dangerous view

Sleeping giants

What triggers supervolcano eruptions? Different studies give varying answers, with the latest research suggesting that external factors could be key

All about Etna

Europe’s largest volcano smoulders on, but real-time monitoring might help predict the next lava flows
Supercomputers are providing an insight into 227 East Asian earthquakes since 2007
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Over the weekend, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. But what are the factors which made the country, and the city of Kathmandu, so susceptible to such a disaster?
A timeline of Nepal’s history with earthquakes

Into the dark side

Every 30 million years or so, the Earth passes through the most crowded section of the galactic disc. Mass extinction events and radical changes to the Earth’s geology follow
Outlook is for fewer small quakes, but an increased risk from the ‘Big One’

Watching the skies

Met Office innovations lead the way in collecting data from ash clouds caused by volcanic eruptions
An earthquake that took place in Iquique, Chile this April was not the ‘big one’ according to US geophysicists. Although the earthquake hit 8.2 on the Richter scale, research indicates there is still a gap in the fault unruptured since…

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