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What Really Causes A Supervolcanic Eruption?

Supervolcanoes, massive eruptions with potential global consequences, appear not to follow the conventional volcano mechanics of internal pressure building until the volcano blows. Instead, a new study finds, such massive magma chambers might erupt when the roof above them cracks or collapses. A supervolcano is defined as one with more than 500 cubic kilometers of […]

World’s Longest Continental Volcanic Chain Discovered In Australia

Scientists have discovered the world’s longest known chain of continental volcanoes, running 2,000 kilometres across Australia, from the Whitsundays in North Queensland to near Melbourne in central Victoria. The volcanic chain was created over the past 33 million years, as Australia moved northwards over a hotspot in Earth’s mantle, said leader of the research Dr […]