Recently scientists discovered hidden depths of a giant Pacific volcano – Large Tamudo (Tamu Massif), an area equivalent to the entire British land area.
Beijing time on September 10, according to foreign media reports, recently scientists found that the Pacific hidden depths of a giant volcano – Large Tamudo (Tamu Massif), an area equivalent to the entire British land area.
Big Kottam in eastern Japan 1000 miles (1,609.34 kilometers) at the Pacific Ocean on the plateau uplift Shaci Ji, the peak is located 6500 feet below sea level (1.98 km) office, the width is about 400 miles (643.74 kilometers).British scientists at the University of Houston on rock samples are considered, this monster is what led 130 to 145 million years ago, under the sea Shaci Ji bulge formed by volcanic mountains, it may be the biggest volcano in the solar system, Mars is even more than its width the monster – Olympus volcano.
Department of Earth and Atmospheric school William – Professor Sager 20 years ago began to study the volcano.Big Kottam is Shaci Ji largest volcanic uplift structure, this undersea plateau is made up of several undersea volcanic eruptions. Prior to this, scientists have been unable to determine that a single large Kottam volcano eruption or a spot by a structure consisting of many. The research group from the ore samples collected in this area, the radar information and scientific data analysis to determine the composition of a large basaltic volcano originated in this region the same place.
Sager said: “Great Kottam is by far the largest found in the earth a single shield volcano here may have more volcanoes, because there are more massive volcanic structures, such as Ontong Java sea units, but we unclear whether these structures are single volcano, or by the more than a dozen volcanoes. “he continued, large Tamudo is able under the sea volcanoes stand out, not only because it odd Titanic, with its unique shape and there is a great relationship. It is said that it “shorter and wider”, which indicates that other volcanoes on Earth than it had crossed the stream of lava more distance. In contrast, other volcanoes under the sea is very small, and very steep.
Sager said: “Great Kottam is not high, but very wide, so it is very gentle slope around the fact that if you are standing on the hillside, you will find very difficult to make out which way is downhill, which way is uphill we are clear that this is a single huge volcano, flowing from its center a large lava flow forms a broad shield-like structure. “Prior to this we do not know all of this, because the undersea plateau is hidden in the sea, the great terrain characteristics. “They are very good at hiding themselves.” Big Kottam covers about 120,000 square miles (310,800 square kilometers), an area roughly equivalent to the entire area of the British Isles.
Formerly the largest volcano on Earth is Mauna Loa in Hawaii, which covers an area of nearly 2,000 square miles (5,179.98 square kilometers), but its size is only 2% of large Kottam. Olympus on Mars volcano, its width of only 370 miles (595.46 kilometers), and no major Kottam wide, but said its overall quality than the big Kottam big about 25%. Sager said the big Tamudo for nearly 145 million years old, but “it millions of years after the formation becomes an inactive volcano.” The research project funded by the National Science Foundation to study results published in “Nature – Earth Science” magazine.