Mount Rainier Will Erupt Again, Say Researchers Studying Volcano's Magma Flows

July 19, 2014 10:22 AM

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Mount Rainier Will Erupt Again, Say Researchers Studying Volcano's Magma Flows

A researcher at the University of Utah and colleagues elsewhere have developed a detailed map of a massive reservoir of molten magma beneath Mount Rainier in Washington, and they predicted the volcano will erupt again someday.

In conjunction with a study published in the journal Nature this week, the researchers measured how fast the Earth conducts electricity and seismic waves, and created a road map of the corridor that partly molten rock takes to proceed upward to where it is trapped for eruption. According to the rese...

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