Scientists Confirm Existence of Largest Single Volcano On Earth

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posted on Sep, 6 2013 @ 10:52 AM
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Scientists Confirm Existence of Largest Single Volcano On Earth


Sep. 5, 2013 — A University of Houston (UH) professor led a team of scientists to uncover the largest single volcano yet documented on Earth. Covering an area roughly equivalent to the British Isles or the state of New Mexico, this volcano, dubbed the Tamu Massif, is nearly as big as the giant volcanoes of Mars, placing it among the largest in the Solar System.



According to Sager, Tamu Massif is believed to be about 145 million years old, and it became inactive within a few million years after it was formed. Its top lies about 6,500 feet below the ocean surface, while much of its base is believed to be in waters that are almost four miles deep.


This beast is located 1,000 Mi. off the coast of Japan and is the largest single shield volcano on the planet, comparable to the giant volcanoes on Mars.




posted on Sep, 6 2013 @ 11:16 AM
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It's the rift! Quick, we better start building huge robots!



posted on Sep, 6 2013 @ 11:22 AM
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To think, what else may be at the bottom of the oceans. 75% of the earth is water, there is untold millions of years of history at the bottoms of the oceans.



posted on Sep, 6 2013 @ 11:30 AM
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So would this volcano be a super volcano? Like Yellowstone?



posted on Sep, 6 2013 @ 11:37 AM
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It sounds like this thing makes Yellowstone looks like a little sister.



posted on Sep, 6 2013 @ 11:42 AM
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