A Whole Lot of Magma Is Lurking Under Taipei

THERE’S BEEN A lot of volcanic news lately from places you wouldn’t think of as having volcanoes. Like, say, Taiwan.

The study in Nature Scientific Reports suggests that the magma body is a single lens of magma or a series of sills that might mean the full magmatic system (liquid magma and mush) could be as large as 350 cubic kilometers, depending on what percentage of the system is molten.

However, even if this magma has been imaged seismically, it doesn’t mean an eruption will happen soon.

Read more on https://www.wired.com/2017/02/magma-under-taipei/

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