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Historical records of volcanic eruptions deserve more attention

To reduce the risks and uncertainty that surround volcanic eruptions, attention must be given to all available data. Historical records can provide insight into past eruptions, as well as the social and political responses to volcanic activity.

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Fig. 1: Summary of the volcanic activity at 33 active volcanoes during the satellite era.


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Pyle, D.M., Barclay, J. Historical records of volcanic eruptions deserve more attention. Nat Rev Earth Environ 1, 183–184 (2020).

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