There are a few well known warning signs, such as earthquakes in the vicinity of a known volcano. And, of course, smoke rising from a volcano.
Fira is a typical Greek city overlooking the Aegean Sea but 35 hundred years ago, it was the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in historic times.
Canadian researchers have found evidence that coal may have contributed to the disaster that killed off the dinosaurs.
What happened to the lava at Mount Rainier? Why is the story so unusual?
There's a mystery happening along the slopes of Mount Rainier in Washington State.
Could a fire department stop a volcano? Learn about the town of Vestmannaeyjar and their brave firefighters who battled a volcano.
When volcanoes erupt underwater, do the waves and ocean currents help calm the eruption?
Wouldn't it be nice if we could predict when a volcano was about to erupt? Scientists have recently taken a big step closer toward doing just this.
Do you know how the dinosaurs went extinct? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Have you heard of the exploding lakes in central Africa? Three exploding lakes are known, each with certain key features. Learn more on this Moment of Science.