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Caldera collapse increases the size and duration of volcanic eruptions – Phys.org

Scientists have figured out what triggers large-scale volcanic eruptions and what conditions likely lead to them.

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Scientists have figured out what triggers large-scale volcanic eruptions and what conditions likely lead to them.
Hawaii’s Kilauea is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Because of this and its relative ease of accessibility, it is also among the most heavily outfitted with monitoring equipmentinstruments that measure and record everything from earthquakes and ground movement to lava volume and advancement.
Kilauea’s 2018 eruption, however, was especially massive. In fact, it was the…

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