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The costs of waiting for a volcano to erupt

16 Feb 2018, Forbes Media LLC

The economic consequences of warning of an eruption that does not happen can be greater than the cost of the eruption if it does occur. The challenge for volcanologists and emergency managers is to make early warning as accurate as possible and to communicate the best estimates of risk effectively to the people at risk.




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