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Fiery Volcano Offers Geologic Glimpse Into Land That Time Forgot


October 19, 2011

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The first scientists to witness exploding rock and molten lava from a deep-sea volcano now report in Nature Geoscience that the eruption was near a tear in the Earth's crust that is mimicking the birth of a subduction zone. Earth's current subduction zones are continually evolving but most formed 5 million to 200 million years ago. Full Story

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