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Volcanoes Can we predict volcanic eruptions?
     
 

Volcanoes

Today, there are many active volcanoes worldwide. Is there anything we can do to predict how and when they will erupt?

As the world's population grows, more and more people are living in potentially dangerous volcanic areas. Volcanic eruptions continue--as they have throughout most of geologic time--posing ever-greater threats to life and property.

Mt. Rainier looms over the Seattle/Tacoma area, endangering a population of more than three million people. South of Mexico City, Popocat├ępetl has begun to come to life again, putting a million nearby residents at risk. Another million people living in the Naples area are threatened by Mt. Vesuvius' continued unrest. The need for planning is urgent.

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"Volcanoes" is inspired by programs from Earth Revealed.

 

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