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Deep Magma Matters in Volcanic Eruption Cycle


October 9, 2008

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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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