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Are all volcanoes the same?

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Behind the Earth

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3363

Duration

00:03:00

Production year

2008

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Summary

In the large family of volcanoes, there are grey and red volcanoes. There are those that explode and those that produce fluid lava flows. But are these differences significant for scientists?
Sylvie Vergniolle, a volcanologist at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (Paris geophysical institute - IPGP), discusses the similarities between the Fuji-Yama in Japan, the Soufrière in Guadeloupe and the Montagne Pelée in Martinique. In addition, she explains how the Piton of la Fournaise of Reunion Island is different from the others.

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