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Did dinosaur-killing asteroid trigger world's largest lava flows?

The meteor impact long associated with the extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago may have also caused a magnitude-11 earthquake that shook loose massive quantities of lava in what is now India.

Yellowstone's magma lake much larger than previously thought

The heart of Yellowstone National Park is its caldera, a vast basin left behind after the last of three volcanic eruptions spanning a period of 2.1 million years. But what has scientists so concerned is what lies beneath the park's natural wonders.

North America's supervolcano: Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone, the world's first National Park was established in 1872. With its subalpine forests, wildlife and geothermal features, it's been a top vacationers destination. But we were unaware of it being a big volcanic crater, a very, very big one.

Japan 'forgot' to plan for Mt Fuji disaster

It seems with everything that has been happening in Japan, what with the Fukushima nuclear disaster, earthquakes and floods, nobody made any special disaster plans for Mt Fuji and a possible eruption.
 

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Hot steam rising from vents underneath the ground let us know Yellowstone s volcano is alive.
Hot steam rising from vents underneath the ground let us know Yellowstone's volcano is alive.
Allen Chu
Detailed picture of caldera and magma reservoir.
Detailed picture of caldera and magma reservoir.
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The Krafla Magma Testbed project will attempt to use magma for geothermal energy production.
The Krafla Magma Testbed project will attempt to use magma for geothermal energy production.
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