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Cooking up a super volcano

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Science Middle School

Cooking Up a Supervolcano

Giant volcano eruptions are rare, but they are deadly. So scientists are studying two new suspected volcanic “hot spots.” By using seismic waves, a picture has emerged of large regions where intense volcanic activity could emerge in the distant future. This audio story looks at volcanic hot spots and supervolcanoes.

Geology Life Science Earth and Space Science

Story Length: 2:26

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AIR DATE: 02/10/2013

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