Scientists point increase in volcanic activity over the past 50 years

Scientists point increase in volcanic activity over the past 50 years

The frequency of volcanic eruptions on Earth over the past half century has increased significantly, the planet entered a period of increased seismic and volcanic activity, says chief researcher at the Institute of Earth Physics named Schmidt volcanologist Arthur Saltykov.

"… Statistics indicate that in recent years, starting with the middle of the last century and the beginning of century, volcanic activity has increased significantly," — said the scientist during an online conference hosted by the newspaper "Moskovsky Komsomolets".

According to him, the increase in the number of eruptions can be "linked to the overall activity of the planet, which is evident in recent years" — that the earthquake and tsunami, which are the result of earthquakes. However, he added that the increased possibilities of science and the fixation of seismic events, so the number of tectonic phenomena that we observe.

"Volcano Erupts in Indonesia. We erupted and erupting volcano in Kamchatka. Erupting volcano in Iceland is constantly erupting volcano Etna in Sicily … constantly erupting volcano in the Hawaiian archipelago. Impression that increased volcanic activity," — he said.

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