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​Magma storage and eruptive behaviour at Bali volcano

​Magma storage and eruptive behaviour at Bali volcano

Press Releases   •   Jul 16, 2018 13:37 BST

A new study by researchers at Uppsala University and INGV, Italy, sheds light on magma storage under the currently active Agung volcano on the island of Bali in Indonesia. Magma at Agung is stored at both mantle (~20 km) and shallow crustal (~5 km) depths, which may be a potential cause for sudden pressure-driven eruptions in this densely populated part of the world. (Scientific Reports 180712)

UCDP: fatalities in organised violence still decreasing

Press Releases   •   Jun 18, 2018 07:00 BST

​New data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), Uppsala University shows that the number of fatalities in organised violence decreased for the third consecutive year. In 2017, almost 90,000 deaths were recorded by UCDP, a decrease of 32% compared to the latest peak in 2014. The most significant drop took place in Syria.

​First public forecasts from ViEWS, a political Violence Early-Warning System

​First public forecasts from ViEWS, a political Violence Early-Warning System

Press Releases   •   Jun 08, 2018 10:24 BST

The challenges of preventing, mitigating, and adapting to largescale political violence are daunting, particularly when violence escalates where it is not expected. With funding from the European Research Council, ViEWS: a political Violence Early-Warning System is developing a system that is rigorous, data-based, and publicly available to researchers and the international community.

The same psychological mechanism explains violence among Muslim and Western extremists

Press Releases   •   Jan 31, 2018 08:46 GMT

Why do some Westerners attack Muslim minorities and asylum seekers and why do some Muslims support and engage in terror against the West? New research suggests that the reasons for such extreme behaviour might be the same in both groups. The results have now been published in the European Journal of Social Psychology.

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Model of magma plumbing beneath Agung volcano

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Model of magma plumbing beneath Agung volcano preceding the 1963 eruption showing both deep and shallow magma storage. Image: Geiger et...

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The reawakening of Agung volcano, Bali.

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The reawakening of Agung volcano, Bali, has been greeted with worldwide interest. Agung erupting on July 6th 2018. Photo: Øystein L. And...

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Map from UCDP.

Map from UCDP.

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