There’s a new way to stop an earthquake: put a volcano in its path

One of the world’s largest active volcanoes stemmed a 7.1 temblor in Japan

Mount Aso

EARTHQUAKE VS. VOLCANO   The rupturing of a major earthquake in Japan was cut short by the magma chamber inside the Mount Aso volcano, new research suggests. Its steaming crater is shown above.

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