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Before the Explosion--Volcano's Warning Tremors Explained

February 24, 2011

the Santiaguito Volcano No matter their size or shape, explosive volcanoes produce tremors at similar frequencies for minutes, days or weeks before they erupt. In the Feb. 24 issue of the journal Nature, researchers at Yale University and the University of British Columbia describe a model that explains this strange phenomenon--and may help forecast deadly eruptions. Full Story

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