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Scientists “X-ray” Volcano

Woops, it seems some scientists at the University of Utah kind of x-rayed a volcano. I love the resulting image of deep volcanic plumbing as well as partly molten rock of Mount Rainier that according to them will erupt again someday.

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According to geologists, “This is the most direct image yet capturing the melting process that feeds magma into a crustal reservoir that eventually is tapped for eruptions”.

Mount Rainier is a massive and active stratovolcano located 87 km south-east of Seattle in Washington, United States, and is believed to erupt again. It was 2,200 years ago when its last lava flowed of hot rock and ash.

Via: Maine News



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