Scientists have confirmed that two continent-sized chemical blobs of partially melted rock are converging in the Pacific, and look set to create a massive new volcano, which could prove cataclysmic to life on Earth. Geologist Michael Thorne at the University of Utah reports in Earth and Planetary Science that the collision is slowly happening 1,800 miles beneath the ocean.
Originally posted by HomoSapiensSapiens
reply to post by Vasa Croe
But it's in 200 million years. Regardless of anything, mankind will probably be extinct already or will have went forth and multiplied across at least *some* of the known universe.
Originally posted by karen61560
reply to post by AncietSoul
The deepest part of the ocean the Mariana trench is only 7 miles deep. This sounds like a crock o you know what to me. 1800 miles deep. Give me a freaking break. And you people give him stars and flags. Google is your friend. Find some things out first.edit on 13-2-2013 by karen61560 because: (no reason given)
Feb. 7, 2013 – A University of Utah seismologist analyzed seismic waves that bombarded Earth’s core, and believes he got a look at the earliest roots of Earth’s most cataclysmic kind of volcanic eruption. But don’t worry. He says it won’t happen for perhaps 200 million years.
The new study, set for publication this week in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, indicates that two or more continent-sized “piles” of rock are colliding as they move at the bottom of Earth’s thick mantle and atop the thicker core some 1,800 miles beneath the Pacific. That is creating a Florida-sized zone of partly molten rock that may be the root of either of two kinds of massive eruptions far in the future.
Originally posted by CranialSponge
Yup, you just gotta love posters who jump to attack the OP before they even thoroughly read the information provided..
Originally posted by rickymouse
That's a lot of reincarnations from now. I'm just worried I may get kicked back to a frog next time, a million years is too long to worry about.