Archive for October 15th, 2013

Molten Magma Can Survive in Upper Crust for Hundreds of Millennia

Reservoirs of silica-rich magma — the kind that causes the most explosive volcanic eruptions — can persist in Earth’s upper crust for hundreds of thousands of years without triggering an eruption, according to new University of Washington modeling research. That means an area known to have experienced a massive volcanic eruption in the past, such […]