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New scientific study finds dormant volcanoes can awaken in months

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posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 01:09 AM

Scientists will have to rethink the dangers of dormant volcanos. It was previously thought that it took centuries for the cold magma chamber to reheat, or become active again

a new theory states that this could actually happen in months.

"When fresh hot magma rises from below and arrives beneath the chamber, it melts the viscous magma at the base of the reservoir. This freshly molten magma therefore becomes less dense and starts to rise through the chamber, forcing the rest of the viscous mush to mix. It is this mixing process that enables the heat to spread through the chamber a hundred times faster than vulcanologist had predicted."

well, if this was going to happen at any time, we should know in the next two years!!
edit on 7-3-2011 by BadBoYeed because: (no reason given)

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