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UM researchers find existence of large, deep magma chamber below Kilauea volcano
A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science uncovered a previously unknown magma chamber deep below the most active volcano in the world - Kilauea. View News Article (2014-01-30)

Mount Hood study suggests volcano eruptibility is rare
Forecasts of when a volcano is ready to erupt could be a little closer thanks to work by geologists at the University of California, Davis, and Oregon State University published online Feb. 16 in the journal Nature. View News Article (2014-02-18)

Oceanic crust breakthrough: Solving a magma mystery
Oceanic crust covers two-thirds of the Earth's solid surface, but scientists still don't entirely understand the process by which it is made. View News Article (2012-11-30)

Off-rift volcanoes explained
Rift valleys are large depressions formed by tectonic stretching forces. Volcanoes often occur in rift valleys, within the rift itself or on the rift flanks as e.g. in East Africa.  View News Article (2014-03-24)

Deep magmatic plumbing of mid-ocean ridges revealed
Some of the highest quality images ever taken of the Earth's lower crust reveal that the upper and lower crust form in two distinctly different ways. View News Article (2005-08-25)

How much magma is hiding beneath our feet?
Molten rock (or magma) has a strong influence on our planet and its inhabitants, causing destructive volcanic eruptions and generating some of the giant mineral deposits.  View News Article (2014-07-24)

Ground-breaking work sheds new light on volcanic activity
Factors determining the frequency and magnitude of volcanic phenomena have been uncovered by an international team of researchers. View News Article (2014-01-06)

Creating a stopwatch for volcanic eruptions
We've long known that beneath the scenic landscapes of Yellowstone National Park sleeps a supervolcano with a giant chamber of hot, partly molten rock below it. View News Article (2015-07-02)

Magma power for geothermal energy?
When a team of scientists drilling near an Icelandic volcano hit magma in 2009, they had to abandon their planned experiments on geothermal energy. View News Article (2011-02-18)

When will Mount St Helens erupt?
Research reported in Science today (14 October 2004) shows that rocks erupted from the Mount St Helens volcano in 1980 preserve a remarkable record of the goings-on beneath the volcano in the period prior to its eruption. View News Article (2004-10-12)

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