Underwater volcanoes discovered North of Fiji

On an exploratory mission to discover more about the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates, underwater volcanoes and mineral-laden hot springs have been discovered.

The underwater area north of Fiji has been regarded as an anomaly due to its seeming shallowness, which can now be explained as a collision of the Australian and Pacific plates.

Volcanic rock samples from the Earth’s mantle were collected in the region, and will help uncover activity deep in the earth through time.

Read more at Australian National University

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