New Zealand volcano eruption: What caused White Island volcano to erupt? | 12/9/2019 | Staff
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University of Auckland volcanologist Shane Cronin said: “Magma is close to the surface, and the heat and gases from this heat mean the surface and ground waters are likely to form vigorous hydrothermal systems,” he said.

“We know hydrothermal and so-called phreatic eruptions can occur suddenly and with little or no warning because they are driven by the expansion of super-heated water into steam.”

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