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Volcano news: Study indicates ’stressed’ volcanoes ‘influences future collapses and erupti

A SEISMIC volcano study suggests stress can play a significant role in triggering cataclysmic eruptions.

“We found that volcanoes gradually become ‘stressed’ by repeated movement of this magma, potentially destabilising the whole volcano, influencing future collapses and eruptions.”

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The study’s publication coincides with news an African volcano is seeing lava rise at worrying levels.

Nyiragongo, a volcano sitting in-between Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, has its lava lake filling at a concerning speed.

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Source: https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1348788/volcano-news-study-stressed-volcanoes-influences-future-collapses-eruptions-evg

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