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Piton de los angeles Fournaise and Karthala are either guard volcanoes within the southwest Indian Ocean. This booklet summarizes the paintings performed on those very lively basaltic volcanoes. Piton de los angeles Fournaise has an extended heritage of medical study and tracking, with many information gathered in the course of contemporary eruptions. it's one in every of the main studied volcanoes on the earth. The paintings provided during this monograph comprises geological, geophysical, geochemical and petrological elements, but additionally reports on actual geography, traditional risks and the sociological and behavioural approaches.'

The Karthala volcano can be much less popular, however it serves as an enticing comparability to Piton de l. a. Fournaise. even supposing positioned on the subject of the volcanoes of Hawaii, it differs from them by way of its extra alkaline magmas and no more widespread job. It used to be additionally monitored for greater than 25 years, generating outstanding eruptions lately.

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