Hotspot volcanoes

Australia was once home to hundreds of ancient volcanoes. We can finally find out why

Geologically, Australia is a relatively quiet place to live. Earthquakes are rare and typically sweet, and as with volcanoes, there has not been as much as a burp of magma on the continent in thousands of years. It hasn’t always been that way. In fact, the earth is littered with the remains of mysterious eruptions […]

Hotspot volcanoes

Eastern Australia has hundreds of enigmatic volcanoes. New research shows how they were formed

The landscape of eastern Australia is dotted with hundreds of extinct volcanoes. They gave birth to an environment to which the Aborigines have been connected for tens of thousands of years, and to the rich soils upon which modern Australia has developed in recent years. a few hundred years. Read more: When the Bullin was […]

Hotspot volcanoes

Why has the east coast had hundreds of volcanoes since the dinosaur era? – ScienceDaily

Australia’s east coast is littered with the remains of hundreds of volcanoes – the most recent only a few thousand years old – and scientists have been unable to explain why so many eruptions occurred in the 1980s. last million years. Today, geoscientists at the University of Sydney have discovered why part of a stable […]

Hotspot volcanoes

Biological hot spots are windows in the basement

Hydrothermal ventilation of magmatic gas at the Cone site in the Brothers volcano. Credit: Image courtesy of Anna-Louise Reysenbach, NSF, ROV Jason and 2018 © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Hydrothermally active submarine volcanoes make up a large portion of Earth’s volcanism and are mineral-rich biological hotspots, but very little is known about the dynamics of […]