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Greek inflation circa 1600 BC

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A petrology study of the Bronze Age 'Minoan' eruption on the Greek island of Santorini finds that the sub-volcanic magma reservoir was recharged in spurts during the decades to months that preceded the eruption. See Letter p.77

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Figure 1: Santorini's caldera.

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Blundy, J., Rust, A. Greek inflation circa 1600 BC. Nature 482, 38–39 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/482038a

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