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Georgia Science Junction – Iceland: an Island Torn Apart – Past and Present Fissure Eruptions

Iceland, the land of fire and ice, has been experiencing fissure eruptions since 2021. But what exactly is a fissure eruption?  In this talk, geologist Dr. Tamie Jovanelly will discuss the mechanics of a fissure eruption, highlight historical eruptions in Iceland that have had global consequences and explain the current volcanics on the island. Additionally, she will share why geologists all around the world are excited about the new scientific discoveries being revealed in the magma.
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