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Deep Magma Matters in Volcanic Eruption Cycle


October 9, 2008

engineering graphic Although the Soufriere Hills volcano on Montserrat exhibits cycles of eruption and quiet, an international team of researchers found that magma is continuously supplied from deep in the crust, but a valve acts below a shallower magma chamber, releasing lava to the surface periodically. Full Story

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