Super eruptions are millions of years in the making - followed by rapid surge

Published: 8 August 2022

New research suggests that super-eruptions occur when huge accumulations of magma deep in the Earth’s crust, formed over millions of years, move rapidly to the surface, disrupting pre-existing rock. Researchers from the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC) and the University of Bristol led an international team of scientists to make the discovery using a model for crustal flow.

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First published: 8 August 2022

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