Earth’s Biggest Volcano Discovered

Home»January/February»Earth’s Biggest Volcano Discovered Top 100 Stories of 2013#11 Earth’s Biggest Volcano DiscoveredOn the floor of the Pacific Ocean lies a giant that has been sleeping for 145 million years.By Gemma…










Home»January/February»Earth’s Biggest Volcano Discovered

Top 100 Stories of 2013#11 Earth’s Biggest Volcano DiscoveredOn the floor of the Pacific Ocean lies a giant that has been sleeping for 145 million years.By Gemma TarlachWilliam Sager’s 20-year hunch has paid off in a very big way.
In September, the University of Houston geophysicist and his team announced that Tamu Massif, an underwater volcano about a third of the way from Japan to Hawaii, is by far the largest volcano on the planet.The full text of this article is available to Discover Magazine subscribers only.Subscribe and get 10 issues packed with:The latest news, theories and developments in the world of scienceCompelling stories and breakthroughs in health, medicine and the mindEnvironmental issues and their relevance to daily lifeCutting-edge technology and its impact on our futureSUBSCRIBE TODAY »Already a subscriber? Register now!
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