Early TODAY’s Lynn Berry takes a look at video of young men in El Salvador throwing balls of flame at each other as part of an annual event marking a huge volcanic eruption in the 1600s that forced many residents to leave the town.
The ash from a Pompeii-style volcanic eruption more than a half-billion years ago smothered a nursery of what may be some of the earliest known animals, researchers say. Full story
An earthshaking new way to warn of explosive volcanic eruptions hours or days before they happen may finally have been discovered, by analyzing the tremors around the volcano, scientists reveal. Full story
The Apoyo Caldera in Nicaragua was the site of a major volcanic eruption 24,500 years ago. New research suggests the eruption, and others like it, could have released gases that temporarily depleted the ozone layer.
The arrow points to an ancient "bomb sag" on Mars, a crater produced when a Martian rock blasted into the air by a volcanic eruption 3.5 billion years ago fell back to the ground.
Experts from the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands use a thermal infrared camera to analyze a stain at sea off the coast of the village of La Restinga on the Spanish Canary Island of El Hierro, early on October 13, 2011, a day after two underwater volcanic eruption were recorded. Two ne