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  • n  the branch of geology that studies volcanoes

  • Pierluigi Maria Rossi, a professor of volcanology at the University of Bologna, says the sunken island is just, in a sense, letting off steam.
  • Its staff of 200 includes specialists in a wide range of fields relating to earthquakes, from chemical volcanology and crustal deformation to structural geology and geomagnetism.
  • A sudden and fatal eruption in Colombia shows again that volcanology is tragically imprecise.
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  • Italy earthquake measures 5.2, causes some damage
    Italy earthquake: Italy's Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology said the quake occurred at 12:33 p.m. in a mountainous region near the Tuscan coast between the provinces of Massa e Carrara and Lucca.
    June 21, 2013 - The Christian Science Monitor

  • Alberto Romulo in The Age
    This will improve the capability of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology to determine the occurrence of a tsunami in the archipelago and issue public warnings,Alberto Romulo, the Philippines' Secretary of Foreign Affairs,...

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