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Daily Archives: May 4, 2017

  • A map of the Hawaiian islands, with approximately parallel blue and red lines showing the formation of the volcanoes of Hawaii.

    Scientists discover how world’s biggest volcanoes formed

    A study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has solved the 168-year-old mystery of how the world’s biggest and most active volcanoes formed in Hawaii. The study found that the volcanoes formed along twin tracks due to a shift in the Pacific Plate’s direction three million years ago. Lead researcher Tim Jones from ANU said scientists had known of the existence of the twin volcanic tracks since 1849, but the cause of them had remained a mystery until now. The ... Read More

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