New study takes the pulse of a sleeping supervolcano

Published date 2020-04-23 14:00
Under the volcanoes in the Central Andes there is a gigantic reservoir of molten magma. For several million years, it has been there without fully solidifying or causing a supervolcanic eruption. Geologists have long wondered how this is possible. Researchers from Uppsala University, among others, have now discovered that the secret may be hidden tributaries of hot magma from inside the Earth.

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