Underwater supervolcano could erupt without warning and kill 100 million people after scientists find a 6-mile wide lava dome growing off the coast of Japan

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Underwater supervolcano could erupt without warning and kill 100 million people after scientists find a 6-mile wide lava dome growing off the coast of Japan

Post by HoratioTarr on Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:30 pm


A submerged volcano off the coast of Japan that erupted 7,300 years ago could be preparing to make a comeback.

Scientists have discovered evidence of a giant dome of lava in the Kikai volcano's collapsed magma chamber.

They believe it contains about 32 cubic km (7.68 cubic miles) of magma, and distortions on its surface suggest the dome is growing.

Currently the dome is around 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) wide and 1,968 feet (600 meters) tall.

Scientists say an eruption could take place without warning, and if it does, it could kill as many as 100 million people and trigger a 'volcanic winter'.



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5384899/Lava-building-volcano-near-Japans-southerly-islands.html
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Post by Vintage on Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:19 pm

Oh well it makes a change from Yellowstone, The Canary Island landslide and narrow misses by extinction event rocks from the sky.

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Post by eddie on Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:38 pm

No idea why you got a red for that. Rolling Eyes

Re the OP. That’s some scary shit. That’s all I have.

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