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Giant 'balloon of magma' inflates under Santorini

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Giant 'balloon of magma' inflates under SantoriniOxford UK (SPX) Sep 13, 2012

A new survey suggests that the chamber of molten rock beneath Santorini's volcano expanded 10-20 million cubic metres - up to 15 times the size of London's Olympic Stadium - between January 2011 and April 2012. The growth of this 'balloon' of magma has seen the surface of the island rise 8-14 centimetres during this period, a team led by Oxford University scientists has found. The results
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