Listen to the first ever sounds of volcanic thunder on record

Science | AAAS | 3/13/2018 | Staff
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For the first time ever, scientists have indisputably recorded the sounds of thunder generated by the lightning inside a plume of volcanic ash—a feat previously thought to be difficult, if not impossible, thanks to the ear-splitting grumbling of the volcanic eruption itself. Alaska’s Bogoslof volcano, which juts its head above the Bering Sea halfway down the Aleutian Island chain, has long been monitored by scientists.

Between December 2016 and August 2017, their instruments captured sounds from several eruptions (including the 28 May 2017 one pictured above). And for two of those events, the eruptions of 8 March and 10 June, the...
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