Skip to comments.Which Volcano is the World's Largest?
Posted on 06/15/2014 9:44:33 AM PDT by JimSEA
Tamu Massif: The Most Massive Volcano
Most of the world's largest features are so clearly visible that they have been known and recognized for hundreds of years. One exception is Tamu Massif. It is now recognized to be a single volcano - instead of a volcano complex with multiple vents. Tamu Massif has a footprint that covers more area than any other volcano - about 120,000 square miles (310,800 square kilometers) - an area about the size of New Mexico. It also has a larger mass than any other known single volcano on Earth. How could this enormous volcano have escaped recognition until 2013?
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It won’t be long - tectonically speaking - before the Tamu Massif is subducted along the NW Pacific trench system.
I heard it was Mauna Loa too.
They measure the world’s CO2 on top of Mauna Kea Anyone see a problem with that?
Mauna Kea is dead I believe.
No; they do it on Mauna Loa, which is still active.
HaHa! We win, we have three of them in the western portion of America......................oh, wait a minute.
The volcano at Yellowstone park is the largest by far and the world is going to find out when that baby blows its top.
I know it was one of Pele’s big bosoms.
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