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First-ever 3-D image created of the structure beneath Sierra Negra volcano


March 5, 2014

the Sierra Negra volcano on Isabela Island The Galapagos Islands are home to some of the most active volcanoes in the world, with more than 50 eruptions in the last 200 years. Yet, until recently, scientists knew far more about the history of finches, tortoises and iguanas than of the volcanoes on which these unusual fauna had evolved. Now, research at the University of Rochester is providing a better picture of the subterranean plumbing system that feeds the Galapagos volcanoes. Full Story

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