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Scientists Discover Giant Lake Underneath Bolivian Volcano

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Westbury, NY, resident Valerie Varnuska has a passion for learning, especially about science and technology. Rocks and earth science are of particular interest to Valerie Varnuska, who commonly follows major developments in the field of geology.

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Scientists Discover Giant Lake Underneath Bolivian Volcano

  1. 1. Valerie Varnuska
  2. 2.  Westbury, NY, resident Valerie Varnuska has a passion for learning, especially about science and technology. Rocks and earth science are of particular interest to Valerie Varnuska, who commonly follows major developments in the field of geology. Geologists from the University of Bristol and their international partners recently uncovered a large magmatic lake underneath a dormant volcano in Bolivia, the first discovery of this kind. The huge deposit is mostly molten rock, or magma.
  3. 3.  However, up to 10 percent of the underground lake is comprised of water. In such a large deposit, this means that the equivalent of Lake Superior is partially dissolved into the surrounding molten rock. Deep underground, pressure levels dictate whether trapped water will be dissolved into the magma or released as bubbles. As scientists learn more about this unique phenomenon, they hope to gain a better understanding of how water content impacts eruptions and other volcanic activity around the world.

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