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Posted November 29. 2017 4:11PM

UNH researchers create snapshot of volcano plumbing

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Italy's Mount Etna spews lava as it erupts on the southern island of Sicily in March. (Reuters)

Researchers applied several techniques, in a new way, to create a more accurate picture of the volcano's plumbing system and how quickly the magma rises to the top to cause an eruption. Their findings contribute to our understanding of how and when volcanoes erupt.