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Understanding Volcanoes and Volcanic Hazards

Grant Heiken.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Volcanology and Seismology. 11098 words.

Between 50 and 70 volcanoes erupt each year—just a fraction of the 1,000 identified volcanoes that may erupt in the near future. When compared with the catastrophic loss of lives and...

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