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(Fox News)   Supervolcanoes? In the state of Maine? It's more likely than you think   ( foxnews.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Geological Society of America, magma chamber, cubic miles, volcanic rocks, supervolcanoes, calderas, volcanoes, eruptions  
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2013-11-03 06:18:00 PM  
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I am endlessly fascinated by the amount of geological information available online. It's like exploring underground, with all the structures they're found and mapped, all having names. I was exploring New Hampshire geology, especially the ground underneath my farm, and it's pretty cool with plutons given names (Bethlehem Granodiorite) and a really cool site dedicated entirely to the geology of the Cold River area, explaining where the actual breaks are located between distinct rock structures...
2013-11-03 05:52:36 PM  
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If this was a super volcano 420 million years ago then what was its hot spot and where has it gone?

The New England Hot Spot was under Hudson Bay 200 million BP, drifted under New England, and then headed into the Atlantic to form the New England Seamount Chain.

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2013-11-03 10:04:12 PM  
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machoprogrammer: dj_bigbird: I call bullshiat on so many levels. First, this is a Faux news article. Secondly, there's no way in hell Faux news would publish an article that says the Earth is anything other than 6000 yrs old.

You are more retarded than you think Fox News is. Their science reporting is actually pretty damn good.

Yes, I find their climate science to be impeccable. *snicker*
2013-11-03 05:17:35 PM  
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Probably true, because 420M years ago the east coast of North America was subducting ocean floor ahead of it as it moved toward the northwest coast of Africa.

There is presently no subduction off the eastern coast, therefore no active volcanoes there today.

RTFA and what they're talking about are volcano remnants, which geologists can find all over the place.
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