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Piton de los angeles Fournaise and Karthala are either protect volcanoes within the southwest Indian Ocean. This e-book summarizes the paintings performed on those very energetic basaltic volcanoes. Piton de l. a. Fournaise has a protracted heritage of clinical examine and tracking, with many info gathered in the course of fresh eruptions. it really is one in every of the main studied volcanoes on this planet. The paintings provided during this monograph contains geological, geophysical, geochemical and petrological features, but in addition experiences on actual geography, normal dangers and the sociological and behavioural approaches.'

The Karthala volcano can be much less popular, however it serves as an attractive comparability to Piton de l. a. Fournaise. even supposing positioned with reference to the volcanoes of Hawaii, it differs from them by way of its extra alkaline magmas and no more common job. It was once additionally monitored for greater than 25 years, generating notable eruptions lately.

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