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Listen to the first-ever recordings of volcanic thunder

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A plume of ash and gas rises from Bogoslof volcano last year.

Dave Schneider / Alaska Volcano Observatory & U.S. Geological Survey.

It’s an explosion that starts within the earth, a release of pressurized gases and bits of rock; either as sharp shards or molten fragments or both. A volcanic eruption is one of the most powerful demonstrations of the dynamism of the planet that we usually think

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