Hawaii is known for its volcanoes, but most volcanoes on earth exist along tectonic plate lines. Hawaii does not! What causes Hawaii to form, and how is it related to the mystery of a magnetic bar code across the Pacific Ocean? Host Dianna Cowern chatted with geologist Noah Randolph-Flagg from UC Berkeley while hiking on the island of Kauai. Continue reading
Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano could soon send boulders and ash shooting out of its summit crater in the kind of explosive eruption last displayed nearly a century ago.
Source: Risk of explosive eruption from Hawaii volcano rising, scientists warn | CBC News
What is a fissure? Why are so many earthquakes occurring? We look at some of the science behind Hawaii’s most recent volcanic activity. Continue reading
We have a garbage problem. Wouldn’t it make sense to throw that trash into the nearest volcano? Continue reading
In August 2006, the crew of the yacht Maiken, sailing out of the Vava’u island group, encountered a remarkable “stone sea.” The phenomena they spotted were a series of pumice rafts resulting from a nearby eruption, one that was forming a new volcanic island in Tonga. Read more…