Volcanic activity and hazard in the East African Rift Zone
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Over the past two decades, multidisciplinary studies have unearthed a rich history of volcanic activity and unrest in the densely-populated East African Rift System, providing new insights into the influence of rift dynamics on magmatism, the characteristics of the volcanic plumbing systems and the foundation for hazard assessments. The raised awareness of volcanic hazards is driving a shift from crisis response to reducing disaster risks, but a lack of institutional and human capacity in sub-Saharan Africa means baseline data are sparse and mitigating geohazards remains challenging.
Biggs , J , Ayele , A , Fischer , T P , Fontijn , K , Hutchison , W , Kazimoto , E , Whaler , K & Wright , T J 2021 , ' Volcanic activity and hazard in the East African Rift Zone ' , Nature Communications , vol. 12 , 6881 . https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-27166-y
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DescriptionJ.B., K.F., K.W., T.W. and A.A. were supported by NERC Large Grant RiftVolc (NE/L013649/1, NE/L013932/1, NE/L013533/1, NE/L013649/1); A.A. acknowledges financial support of ISP (International Science Program) of Uppsala University. T.W., K.W. and A.A. were supported by NERC Afar Rift Consortium (NE/E007414/1, NE/E007147/1); K.F. acknowledges support from F.R.S.-FNRS MIS grant F.4515.20. W.H. acknowledges support from a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship (MR/S033505/1). T.F. acknowledges US National Science Foundation GeoPRISMS grant 1654433.
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