Montserrat’s devastating volcano – which has left two-thirds of the Caribbean island an exclusion zone and the former capital city buried deep in ash – may now hold the key to its future.
Some helpful clips to help you out at the start of the Restless Earth topic.
Anatomy of an earthquake – Professor Iain Stewart
Some great footage of plate tectonics in action!
A level wider reading and GCSE help with the 3 P’s. California’s long-term earthquake forecast, the first in seven years, has been released. The study, known as the Third Uniform California Earthquake Rupture forecast, teams the US Geological survey with three other state authorities on tectonics to work out the region’s risk from earthquakes.
The Villarrica volcano in southern Chile erupted in the early hours of Tuesday morning, spewing ash and lava up to 1,000m (3,300ft) into the air.
A lovely article comparing Haiti to Japan, fits really well into the Restless Earth topic and a great read for revision for A/A* students. Also good wider reading for A level.
Scientists who study ideas to engineer the climate to mitigate global warming say we should be ready to deploy an armada of instrumentation when Earth has its next major volcanic eruption. Good wider reading for A* GCSE and A2 geographers alike.
Without being able to drill into the heart of the Earth, its make-up is something of a mystery.
Research from China and the US suggests that the innermost core of our planet has another, distinct region at its centre.
A case study for a volcanic eruption, looking at impacts and responses.
Mexico’s Colima Volcano, also known as the Fire Volcano, erupted again on Sunday. It was the latest in a string of eruptions at the most active volcano in the Colima Volcanic Complex.
“The new island is more than one kilometer (0.6 mile) wide, two kilometers (1.2 miles) long and about 100 meters (328 feet) high”
Hundreds of residents lose their homes as the eruption of Pico do Fogo destroys two villages. A brilliant case study of the disadvantages of living near a volcano.
Dougal Jerram is a Volcanologist, and CBBC Fierce Earth presenter, and has recently been to the volcano in Iceland.
A volcano has erupted on the Cape Verde island of Fogo, resulting in the evacuation of hundreds of residents and the closure of a local airport.
Residents of a Hawaiian village threatened by lava have begun evacuating as the flow reaches the first property in its path.
The volcano, about 200km (125 miles) west of Tokyo, erupted at about noon on Saturday, spewing ash and rocks.
Animated guide: Tsunamis
Animated guide: Volcanoes
Animated guide: Earthquakes