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Which Volcano is the World's Largest?
Geology News ^
| Hobart King
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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KEYWORDS: geology; liquidhotmagma; tamumassif; volcanism; volcanoes; volcanos
I had thought it was "The Big Island" Hawaii but there are other contenders. Each has its claim.
posted on 06/15/2014 9:44:33 AM PDT
posted on 06/15/2014 9:55:05 AM PDT
It won’t be long - tectonically speaking - before the Tamu Massif is subducted along the NW Pacific trench system.
posted on 06/15/2014 9:55:59 AM PDT
I heard it was Mauna Loa too.
posted on 06/15/2014 9:58:35 AM PDT
They measure the world’s CO2 on top of Mauna Kea Anyone see a problem with that?
posted on 06/15/2014 9:59:55 AM PDT
Mauna Kea is dead I believe.
posted on 06/15/2014 10:08:11 AM PDT
(Remember the River Raisin.)
No; they do it on Mauna Loa, which is still active.
posted on 06/15/2014 10:09:56 AM PDT
Good subject: The World's Six Known Supervolcanoes
HaHa! We win, we have three of them in the western portion of America......................oh, wait a minute.
posted on 06/15/2014 10:51:41 AM PDT
(I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
The volcano at Yellowstone park is the largest by far and the world is going to find out when that baby blows its top.
posted on 06/15/2014 11:50:32 AM PDT
( The World is going to the dogs.)
I know it was one of Pele’s big bosoms.
posted on 06/16/2014 7:03:09 AM PDT
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