|dethalternate||Date: Friday, 06-September-2013, 11:56 PM | Message # 1|
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|Tamu Massif is as big as the British isles and was formed roughly 145 million years ago. |
The largest volcano on earth – and possibly the second largest in the entire solar system - has been discovered off the coast of Japan. With a footprint of roughly 120,000 square miles the “immense volcano” is roughly the same size as the British Isles.
The volcano, known as Tamu Massif, was originally thought to be three separate entities, discovered two decades ago by William Sager of the University of Houston.
"We got tired of referring to them as the one on the left, the one on the right and the big one," said Sager. "We knew it was big, but we had no idea it was one large volcano.”
Read more/Full article/source - http://www.independent.co.uk/news....38.html