Geologists get unique and unexpected ...

Geologists get unique and unexpected opportunity to study magma

There are 1 comment on the Science Blog story from Feb 16, 2011, titled Geologists get unique and unexpected opportunity to study magma. In it, Science Blog reports that:

Geologists drilling an exploratory geothermal well in 2009 in the Krafla volcano in Iceland encountered a problem they were simply unprepared for: magma which flowed unexpectedly into the well at 2.1 kilometers depth, forcing the researchers to terminate the drilling.

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Mount Vernon, WA

#1 Feb 16, 2011
How do they know it was magma?
Did they recover any in the pipe.?
Was the magma under any pressure?
Are they concerned that the well may provide a conduit for an eruption?
Is the steam due to water flowing down the pipe to the Magma level?

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