Scientists have just found the world’s longest chain of volcanoes on a continent, hiding in plain sight.
Geologists have long known of small, separate chains of volcanic activity on the continent of Australia. However, new research reveals a hidden hotspot with no signs of surface volcanism, connecting these separate strings of volcanoes into one megachain.
“The track is nearly three times the length of the famous Yellowstone supervolcano on the North American continent,” Rhodri Davies, an earth scientist at Australian National University, said in a statement.
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