The National Digest

Volcano BREAKTHROUGH: Scientists Test New Method To Predict Volcanic Eruptions

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The new method, designed by a multinational research team, could potentially allow us to predict how a volcanic eruption will occur with great precision. Combining physics and statistics, the new technique reportedly ”chases” the magma to understand its path from the depths of the Earth. Magma frequently does not spew from the main mouth of a volcano, but rather finds other routes.

For example, this what happened in Iceland’s Bardarbunga eruption in August 2014, and Hawaii’s Kilawea in August 2018.

We have combined the two methods based on the physical method, but calibrating it so that it is compatible with the eruptive data