White Island eruption: What caused it?

Geologists have thousands of monitors set up to warn about potential eruptions. But some volcanic activity, like the Whakaari/White Island eruption, just can’t be predicted. What made it different?

Our thoughts are with all those affected by this event.

Learn more about Whakaari/White Island: Why White Island erupted and why there was no warning

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