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Lethal volcanism

Data from the Siberian Traps volcanic region suggest that its magma source includes a significant component of recycled oceanic crust. This finding helps to explain why basalt eruptions are so environmentally devastating. See Letter p.312

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Figure 1: Siberian flood-basalt flows in Putorana, Taymyr Peninsula.



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