Magma flow underground may help predict volcanic eruptions

July 18, 2014 12:28 PM

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Magma flow underground may help predict volcanic eruptions

Using seismic and magnetotelluric imaging technology, scientists were able to have a better understanding on how Mount Rainer's magma forms.(Photo : Walter Siegmund )

The worst volcanic events in history have resulted in the destruction of towns, food shortages and even massive deaths and while earthquakes and smoke coming out of the volcano could indicate an impending volcanic eruption, these warning signs are not always reliable.

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