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Can rain trigger a volcanic eruption?

Written by  Wednesday, 29 April 2020 06:15
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Kilauea eruption 2018

The notion that rain could lead to a volcanic eruption may seem strange, but scientists from the University of Miami in the USA, have used information from satellites, including the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission, to discover that a period of heavy rainfall may have triggered the four month-long eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano in 2018.

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Extreme rainfall triggered the 2018 rift eruption at Kīlauea Volcano


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