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Several news agencies around the world have picked up on the story that Uturuncu volcano is rapidly inflating. Recent INSAR studies have shown that Uturuncu is inflating at a rate of 1 to 2 cm per year over a 70 km area, suggesting that magma is currently intruding into the system. Volcanologists, petrologists, geophysicists, and geomorphologists from institutions around the world are studying Uturuncu to understand the history and current unrest of this beautiful volcano.
Since we regularly get questions about this type of thing, I wanted to repost this excellent post from Erik Klemetti's blog 'Eruptions.'
There are a number of ways to attack this poor reasoning, but I'll try to go with the ones I think are most convincing.