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Europe’s most active volcano reveals its strength through low rumbles

Catania and Mount Etna Volcano in Sicily, Italy.

Eruptions of Mount Etna imperil the city of Catania (foreground) and other settlements, but the volcano’s bass rumbles can help scientists to predict the volume of its ash clouds. Credit: Alberto Masnovo/Getty

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Nature 574, 299 (2019)




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