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A volcano's sharp intake of breath


Shallow magma bodies that feed regularly erupting volcanoes are usually considered enduring features that grow steadily between eruptions. Measurements of deformation at Santorini, however, reveal sudden rapid magma accumulation after half a century of rest.

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Figure 1: Schematic view of the volumetric evolution of magma ponding at shallow depths beneath Santorini Volcano.


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Hooper, A. A volcano's sharp intake of breath. Nature Geosci 5, 686–687 (2012).

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