Listen to the Infrasound From Chile's Villarrica Volcano

Posted on April 21, 2013

Jeff Johnson, a volcanologist at Boise State University, sped up the infrasound from Chile's Villarrica volcano so it can be heard by human ears. The sound was sped up 240 times. reports that infrasound can be used to determine the wind speed and local temperature.

Johnson told Discovery News that the infrasound emitted by the volcano is intense and continuous. He says, "The infrasound is continuous. It's intense, it's spectacular, and I'm interested in understanding why a volcano produces this kind of sound."

This video from LiveScience contains the sped up infrasound from Villarrica:

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