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Scientists analyze volcanoes’ killing ways

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12:05pm, January 12, 2001

An analysis of people's deaths from more than 400 volcanic eruptions may help reduce fatalities from future eruptions.

In recorded history, volcanic activity has killed about 275,000 people, estimates Tom Simkin, a geologist with the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. He and his colleagues report their findings in the Jan. 12 Science.

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