Can an earthquake cause a volcano to erupt?

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Jermain Schaefer asked a question: Can an earthquake cause a volcano to erupt?
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Date created: Sat, Feb 27, 2021 8:53 PM
Date updated: Thu, Jun 23, 2022 7:12 PM

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Sometimes, yes. A few large regional earthquakes (greater than magnitude 6) are considered to be related to a subsequent eruption or to some type of unrest at a nearby volcano. However, volcanoes can only be triggered into eruption by nearby tectonic earthquakes if they are already poised to erupt.

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