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New technique could help predict volcanic eruptions years in advance

Mount Redoubt erupting in Alaska, in 2009

Scientists have developed a new satellite-data-based early warning technique that could one day be used to predict volcanic eruptions years before they take place, according to the results of a new study. Alongside providing advanced warning, the orbital data could help the scientific community figure out which volcanoes should be fitted with sensitive ground-based monitoring equipment.

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