Hawaii volcano gives experts clues to...

Hawaii volcano gives experts clues to boost science

Jun 6, 2018 Read more: SFGate
HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii's Kilauea volcano may be disrupting life in paradise with its bursts of ash and bright-orange lava, but it also has scientists wide-eyed, eager to advance what's known about volcanoes. The good news is: Volcanoes reveal secrets when they're rumbling, which means Kilauea is producing a bonanza of information. While scientists monitored Big Island lava flows in 1955 and 1960, equipment then was far less sophisticated. Given new technology, they can now gather and study an unprecedented volume of data. "Geophysical monitoring techniques that have come online in the last 20 years have now been deployed at Kilauea," said George Bergantz, professor of earth and space sciences at the University of Washington.

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