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Scientists Discover Massive New Magma Chamber Under Yellowstone

The Grand Prismatic hot spring in Yellowstone National Park is among the park's myriad hydrothermal features created by the fact that Yellowstone is a supervolcano.

‘Zombie volcano’ slowly grows beneath New Zealand      Geologists in New Zealand have discovered a magma chamber being born in a surpris...

‘Zombie volcano’ slowly grows beneath New Zealand Geologists in New Zealand have discovered a magma chamber being born in a surpris.

Inside the volcano: The rainbow coloured roof of the magma chamber seen from the bottom of the Thrihnjukagigur volcano in Iceland

Inside the rainbow volcano: Breathtaking beauty of multi-coloured caverns created by molten rock forced through the Earth's crust

The jaw-dropping blue and orange walls of Icelandic volcano Thrihnukagigur were caused by the high temperatures of previous eruptions.

Recent seismic swarms under Mount Saint Helens show she's recharging her magma chamber. So why am I disappointed?

Recent seismic swarms under Mount Saint Helens show she's recharging her magma chamber. So why am I disappointed?

British tourists look at the colourful walls of the magma chamber of the Thrihnjukagigur volcano in Iceland

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Scientists Discover Massive New Magma Chamber Under Yellowstone--The Grand Prismatic hot spring in Yellowstone National Park is among the park's myriad hydrothermal features created by the fact that Yellowstone is a supervolcano.

Scientists Discover Massive New Magma Chamber Under Yellowstone

Scientists Discover Massive New Magma Chamber Under Yellowstone--The Grand Prismatic hot spring in Yellowstone National Park is among the park's myriad hydrothermal features created by the fact that Yellowstone is a supervolcano.

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East of Reykjavik, Iceland lies the mountain, Hengill. Hengill was formed from a Palagomite tuff, it is a central volcano and has a giant magma chamber beneath it. When thick basalt lava flows cool, t (Cool Pictures Travel)

Empty magma chamber

Inside the Volcano - Thrihnukagigur Magma Chamber

Mount Tambora (or Tamboro) is an active stratovolcano which is a peninsula of the island of Sumbawa, Indonesia. Sumbawa is flanked both to the north and south by oceanic crust, and Tambora was formed by the active subduction zone beneath it. This raised Mount Tambora as high as 4,300 m (14,100 ft), making it, in the 18th century, one of the tallest peaks in the Indonesian archipelago. After a large magma chamber inside the mountain filled over the course of several decades, volcanic activity

The history of the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora, as recorded by the Lieutenant Governor of Java. My wife's great great great grandfather would have seen the results as he was in Java

World's Coolest Underground Wonders: Magma Chamber of Thrihnukagigur Volcano

The World’s Coolest Underground Wonders

Jules Verne understood it best: you can fly around the world in 80 days and dive leagues under the sea, but you can also find awesome otherworldly adventures right beneath your feet.

Yellowstone National Park's Grand Prismatic hot spring. A new University of Utah study reports discovery of a huge magma reservoir beneath Yellowstone's previously known magma chamber.

Pictures of the day: 24 April 2015

A new University of Utah study reports discovery of a huge magma reservoir beneath Yellowstone's previously known magma chamber.

A study published April 23, 2015, provides the first complete view of the plumbing system that supplies hot and partly molten rock from the Yellowstone hotspot to the Yellowstone supervolcano. The study revealed a gigantic magma reservoir beneath the previously known magma chamber. (Credit: Hsin-Hua Huang, University of Utah)

Yellowstone volcano cross section. This cross-section illustration cutting southwest-northeast under Yellowstone depicts the view revealed by seismic imaging. Credit: Hsin-Hua Huang, University of Utah

Campi Flegrei caldera in Naples, Italy-- this is the view across the Gulf of Pozzuoli, located above a fair extent of the volcano's magma chamber.

Vesuvius's big daddy: The supervolcano that threatens all life in Europe

Campi Flegrei caldera in Naples, Italy-- this is the view across the Gulf of Pozzuoli, located above a fair extent of the volcano's magma chamber.

Crater Lake formed by the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Mazama, a medium-sized stratovolcano of the Oregon Cascades, about 6850 years ago. During this eruption, so much material was emptied from the underlying magma chamber that much of the volcano collapse downward, forming the caldera, which later filled in with water. Wizard Island formed as a series of andesitic eruptions soon after the caldera collapse. Crater Lake is now the deepest lake in the United States, with at depth of 1949 feet.

The most beautiful places in Oregon, one of which is in Crater Lake National Park. This is a lake that formed about 4680 years BC from the Mazama volcano erupted. Crater Lake become the popular tourist attractions in Oregon.

#AroundTheWorldIn8Days (Photo by @cassidyduhon) Iceland is the land of volcanoes both old and new. Formed approximately 3,000 years ago, Kerið crater lake was once a giant cone volcano that erupted and then collapsed in on itself when its magma chamber was empty. The popular tourist destination also doubles as a concert venue because of the amazing acoustics the crater provides. Popular Icelandic singer Björk has even performed at Kerið  before. #Iceland #Crater #Volcano #Lake #Nature

#AroundTheWorldIn8Days (Photo by @cassidyduhon) Iceland is the land of volcanoes both old and new. Formed approximately 3,000 years ago, Kerið crater lake was once a giant cone volcano that erupted and then collapsed in on itself when its magma chamber was empty. The popular tourist destination also doubles as a concert venue because of the amazing acoustics the crater provides. Popular Icelandic singer Björk has even performed at Kerið before. #Iceland #Crater #Volcano #Lake #Nature

Thrihnukagigur volcano, Iceland  Get right inside a volcano on Iceland on a descent into the first magma chamber to be open to the public. On the Reykjanes Peninsula in south west Iceland, a 30 minute drive from Reykjavik, the Thrihnukagigur volcano has not erupted for 4,000 years, but tourists can descend 125 metres through the top crater and down to the base of the volcano floor, to see the lava scars that etch the walls of this 100,000 cubic metre chamber.

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