Phil Vandenbossche & Nelson Kuna/CSIRO
Sonar scans of the Indian Ocean floor south of Christmas Island have revealed a Tolkeinesque landscape of towering peaks, ashen uplands and ominous volcanic craters.
Sound waves let researchers visualize what’s happening below the surface.
Geophysicists use sound waves to build a picture of the magma and rock beneath this active volcano, most of which is underwater. It’s like CT scanning the Earth.
All one volcano.
The nine metre-high waves that smashed into Minoan civilisation on Crete weren’t caused by the volcano collapsing.
Deception wrong-footed scientists three times in ten years, and remains a mystery.
Deception is the premier tourist destination in the Antarctic. It’s also the volcano that scientists are still not sure why it’s there.
If Campi Flegrei ever goes off, you won’t want to be in Naples - or Europe!
Ever heard of Campi Flegrei? It is a supervolcano in southern Italy. Literally translating as “fields of fire,” only the Yellowstone caldera in the United States has more potential to devastate. The Naples…