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Volcanic Plumbing Provides Clues on Eruptions and Earthquakes

April 12, 2012

sheets of molten rock rise through earth's crust Two new studies into the plumbing systems that lie under volcanoes could bring scientists closer to understanding plate ruptures and predicting eruptions--both important steps for protecting the public from earthquake and volcanic hazards. Full Story

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