Explainer: Volcanoes are erupting around the world — what makes them so dangerous and are they related?, TODAY, 16 January 2020

In an article on the recent spate of volcanic activity, TODAY interviewed Yale-NUS Professor of Science (Environmental Studies and Geophysics) Brian McAdoo, who said that although large earthquakes are sometimes believed to trigger eruptions elsewhere, the eruptions on White Island and Taal were 8,000 km apart and “almost certainly unrelated”. He added that volcanologists generally detect eruptions by reading seismic activity below volcanoes but sometimes magma can mix with underground gases and “burp” quickly, making prediction “difficult to impossible.”

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