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Volcanoes on a Tear


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Kluchevskoi is one of the largest active volcanoes in the world, and sits above two tectonic plates in Russia. Seismologist Jonathan Lees believes the plates are torn, allowing the underlying Earth mantle to erode the plate’s edges. The tear may explain the presence of adakites, bits of hardened lava containing plate material, in the region’s volcanism.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 17 Issue 3, Spring 2001, p30-32, il, por  (Periodical website)
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26106
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