Scientists Discover Another 91 Volcanoes Below Antarctic Ice Sheet | It Could Melt

Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet | World news | The Guardian

“Volcanic eruptions may not reach the surface but could melt the ice from beneath and drastically destabilise it…

“We were amazed,” Bingham said. “We had not expected to find anything like that number. We have almost trebled the number of volcanoes known to exist in west Antarctica. We also suspect there are even more on the bed of the sea that lies under the Ross ice shelf, so that I think it is very likely this region will turn out to be the densest region of volcanoes in the world, greater even than east Africa, where mounts Nyiragongo, Kilimanjaro, Longonot and all the other active volcanoes are concentrated.”

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