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Wednesday, 15 July 2015 09:33

Volcanoes 250 Km Off Coast Of Sydney Accidentally Discovered

Volcanoes 250 Km Off Coast Of Sydney Accidentally Discovered Credits: News Corp Australia

While scientists searching for lobster larvae during a research carried out, a cluster of four volcanoes approximately five kilometers under water was discovered, which is believed to be about 50 million years old.

While scientists searching for lobster larvae during a research carried out, a cluster of four volcanoes approximately five kilometers under water was discovered, which is believed to be about 50 million years old. The deep-sea volcanoes are located about 250 kilometers offshore from Sydney and although there is no risk of explosion, experts say that they could shed light on the history and geography of Australia and New Zealand.

Australian National University geologist Richard Arculus said "This is the first time these volcanoes have been seen. It proves yet again that we know more about the topography of Mars than we do the sea bed in our own backyard."
He also adds "there's no real chance (they) are going to erupt again ... these guys have been dead for a long time, and volcanic activity in the Tasman Sea is extinct."
"It could provide information about why the east of Australia stands high, and about the nature of the country's mineral deposits, which always drives curiosity."

 

Source: news.com.au

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