Australia  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> >

240 Cubic Miles of Magma Discovered Beneath California Supervolcano

Video Credit: AmazeLab - Duration: 01:03s - Published < > Embed
240 Cubic Miles of Magma Discovered Beneath California Supervolcano

240 Cubic Miles of Magma Discovered Beneath California Supervolcano

A new study suggests there's a massive amount of partially-molten magma below the Long Valley Caldera.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

240 Cubic Miles of Magma Discovered Beneath California Supervolcano

Well the bad news is there’s a massive amount of partially molten magma under a supervolcano in California.

????And when I say a massive amount, im talking about around 240 cubic miles of magma that is sitting below the Long Valley Caldera... ????Which is according to research published in the journal Geology.

????Over the last 40 years a gradual uplift in the caldera’s center sparked significant interest, but figuring out what lay beneath the ground was patchy at best.

????But using 3D images of the rocks and seismic data from the past 26 years, researchers say that there is a big pile of magma in a previously obscured region.

????Roughly 760,000 years ago, the volcano erupted for over six days and covered 30 surrounding miles in hot ash and volcanic material.

????Although now, only 27% of the magma is thought to be liquid.

????The good news is that it has been dormant for roughly the last 100,000 years and isn’t expected to blow any time soon, so you can relax now.

??????




You Might Like

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.