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Eruptive Characteristics of Oregon's Mount Hood Analyzed
August 2, 2010
A new study has found that the mixing of two different types of magma is the key to the historic eruptions of Mount Hood, Oregon's tallest mountain, and that eruptions often happen in a relatively short time--weeks or months--after this mixing occurs. This will help scientists better understand the nature of Mount Hood's past and future eruptions, as well as other volcanoes that erupt by similar mechanisms. This includes a large number of the world's active volcanoes.
Oregon State University
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