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(The Space Reporter)   Researcher finds that one of the largest volcanoes in our Solar System can actually be found on Earth. As it turns out, Japan was hiding it the whole time   (thespacereporter.com) divider line 10
    More: Interesting, Japan, Earth, volcanoes, core sample, basalts, mid-ocean ridges, University of Houston, shield volcano  
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2013-09-06 09:01:42 AM
Now we know where to drop the nuke if we ever need Godzilla
 
2013-09-06 09:07:42 AM
Those Japanese are so clever.
 
2013-09-06 09:20:03 AM
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2013-09-06 12:03:27 PM
Oh, sure, for now.

Wait until they figure out that Jupiter's Red Spot is the result of ejecta from a volcano at the giant's solid core.
 
2013-09-06 12:12:44 PM

starsrift: Oh, sure, for now.

Wait until they figure out that Jupiter's Red Spot is the result of ejecta from a volcano at the giant's solid core.


interesting.  if so, 2 earth sized planets could fit in there.  mind blowing!
 
2013-09-06 01:59:31 PM

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That volcano is only roughly the size of Oregon.  THIS volcano is rougly the size of New Mexico.  NEW MEXICO.

Which is roughly 12 New Jerseys.
 
2013-09-06 02:04:52 PM

Skleenar: ltdanman44: pbbt.  Amateur


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That volcano is only roughly the size of Oregon.  THIS volcano is rougly the size of New Mexico.  NEW MEXICO.

Which is roughly 12 New Jerseys.


How many Rhode Islands is that?
 
jvl
2013-09-06 03:13:37 PM
How the fark do you get a large shield volcano underwater? The intarwebs say it has really flat slopes which implies the lava flowed long distances easily. Underwater lava tubes?
 
2013-09-06 04:16:34 PM
I would be intrigued to know the genuine comparison with Kilauea which is supposedly large enough that it actually causes an indentation in the earth's core.
 
2013-09-06 06:14:16 PM

ltdanman44: pbbt.  Amateur


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Geophysicists have discovered what they say is the largest single volcano on Earth, a 650-kilometre-wide beast the size of the British Isles lurking beneath the waters of the northwest Pacific Ocean.

The megavolcano has been inactive for some 140 million years. But its very existence will help geophysicists to set limits on how much magma can be stored in Earth's crust and pour out onto the surface. It also shows that Earth can produce volcanoes on par with Olympus Mons on Mars, which, at 625 kilometres across, was until now the biggest volcano known in the Solar System.
 http://www.nature.com/news/underwater-volcano-is-earth-s-biggest-1. 136 80
 
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