Satellite images confirm that this rare lava lake is a continuous feature at the top of Mount Michael, in the South Atlantic’s South Sandwich Islands. The temperature of the molten lava is some 1,000 degrees Celsius (1,800 degrees Fahrenheit).
An earthquake scientist said of the recent 2 big California earthquakes, “… the M6.4 was a foreshock. This was a M7.1 on the same fault … part of the same sequence.” She added it will not trigger another large earthquake outside the Ridgecrest, California, area.
Scientists say increased carbon dioxide (CO2) in Earth’s atmosphere is causing global temperatures to warm – sea levels to rise – and storms, droughts, floods and fires to become more severe. Here are 6 things about CO2 you might not know.
Posted by Deborah Byrd in Earth | Today's Image|2 months ago
For the northern part of Earth, the season for seeing noctilucent clouds – clouds that shine at night – typically begins in June. This June has been particularly fine for seeing these electric-blue clouds. Photos and video here.