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A new type of volcanic eruption

Scientists based in the UK and New Zealand have described a "new" type of volcanic eruption.
Volcanic eruptions are commonly categorised as either explosive or effusive. But now, in research published this month in Nature Geoscience, researchers at Victoria University, Wellington and the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton have uncovered a previously undocumented type of eruption in underwater volcanoes - by looking at tiny original bubble spaces trapped in volcanic rock.

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