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Death Valley Volcano More Active than Thought

A team of scientists has discovered that the Ubehebe volcano in Death Valley, California, "may explode at any time." Magma has built up under the surface much faster and higher than previously thought. There is a water table just 500 feet below the surface of the crater, and when the magma reaches the water, it will explode.

Death Valley contains very little life, and the volcano is not big enough to cause damage any nearby city, but this unexpected finding suggests that there should be further study of the whole complex of magma beneath the area.

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