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  7/1/2013, Tammuz 23, 5773

Study: Earthqukes Cause Minor Descent of Volcanoes


Live Science says the biggest earthquakes also move mountains.

The massive earthquakes that struck Japan and Chile in 2011 and 2010, respectively, notes Live Science, sank several big volcanoes by up to 6 inches (15 centimeters), two new studies report.

This is the first time scientists have seen a string of volcanoes drop after an earthquake.

Live Science assesses it's likely scientists will discover more examples of drooping volcanoes after big earthquakes, and find a single mechanism that controls the process.