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Scientists warn New Zealand's devastating White Island volcano eruption could trigger deadly landslides and TSUNAMIS as they brand tourist trips there 'a disaster waiting to happen'

The devastating volcanic eruption on New Zealand's White Island, which has already claimed at least five lives, could trigger subsequent landslides, eruptions and tsunamis, scientists have warned. Chris Elders, professor of Geology at Curtin University's School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, told MailOnline that the ash belching out from Volcano Whakaari could trigger a downpour of rain. Ash particles thrown up into the atmosphere are good at attracting and collecting water droplets in clouds, resulting in heavy rain after an eruption.  Read more.....

 

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