The Ongoing Eruption in Montserrat

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Science  18 Apr 1997:
Vol. 276, Issue 5311, pp. 371-372
DOI: 10.1126/science.276.5311.371

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Volcanology became a modern, interdisciplinary science after two deadly eruptions in 1902 killed 36,000 people and researchers realized the need for a better understanding of volcano behavior. In a Perspective, the staff of the Montserrat Volcano Observatory give an overview of what is known about a current hazard: the Soufriere Hills volcano.