Scientists Solve Mystery Of Earth’s Longest Continental Volcano Chain

There’s a gargantuan chain of volcanoes lurking beneath Australia’s surface, and scientists have long been puzzled by how these volcanoes came to be, until now.

The world’s longest known chain of continental volcanoes stretches approximately 1,243 miles across the continent from Cape Hillsboro in central Queensland to near Melbourne in central Victoria. It’s nearly three times the length of North America’s Yellowstone volcanic track.

According to a new study, published online in the journal Nature on Sept. 14, the earliest volcanoes in the chain formed 33 million years ago as the continent read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com

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