2020 – The Year in Volcanoes

2020, it certainly hasn't been a year like many other. How did it fare when it comes to volcanic eruptions? As the news was dominated by many other topics, you could be forgiven for not knowing of any erupting volcanoes over the past year. So, here's a summary for you.

Earthquakes and tsunamis occur more often – or not?

In the news we regularly hear about earthquakes and some also cause tsunamis. It seems like they occur more and more often. Recently, many people lost their lives with a magnitude 7.5 earthquake in Palu, Sulawesi (Indonesia), which was followed by a tsunami. Only a week later a deadly earthquake hit Port-de-Paix in Haiti - … Continue reading Earthquakes and tsunamis occur more often – or not?

Australia’s volcanic history is a lot more recent than you think

Australia is an old and stable continent with not many geological risks such as major earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. At least that is what most people think. But throughout its geological history Australia has known volcanic activity right up to the time that humans lived here. The most recent eruptions on the Australian mainland occurred … Continue reading Australia’s volcanic history is a lot more recent than you think