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Supervolcanoes may have shorter fuse than thought earlier

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

However, this newly discovered "short fuse" must be put in context -- the buildup of a supervolcano toward eruption still may take several hundred or thousands of years, the researchers said.

Previous studies indicated that supervolcanoes

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A doomsday volcanic eruption that could wipe out civilisation may not be entirely fictional, as scientists have now warned that so-called supervolcanoes may need far less time than once thought to build up the ammunition for a cataclysmic eruption.

However, this newly discovered "short fuse" must be put in context -- the buildup of a supervolcano toward eruption still may take several hundred or thousands of years, the researchers said.

Previous studies indicated that supervolcanoes image