Geologists from Kobe University have discovered a giant BLOB of magma in the underwater volcano, which is located in the South-West of Japan in the East China sea. In the case of the eruption it can claim the lives of 100 million people, scientists warn.
Experts have found a magma-filled dome with a radius of 10 kilometers and a height of 600 metres in the course of the study Kikai of the Caldera — the crater of the volcano whose catastrophic eruption 7.3 thousand years ago destroyed an ancient culture on the island of Kyushu. Then the volcano poured about 500 cubic kilometers of lava.
The authors of a study published in the Scientific repots, came to the conclusion that the dome is growing. At the moment, the volume of molten rock is estimated at 41 cubic kilometer. According to scientists, it is likely that there is a new super eruption that will cause a tsunami capable of reaching the coast of China, South and North America. In addition, the air will be thrown a significant amount of ash which will lead to a “volcanic winter” in some areas of Japan.
The probability of such developments is only one percent, but in this case can be killed up to 100 million people. The researchers plan to use underwater robots in order to determine the rate of accumulation of magma and to establish the cause of the SUPERVOLCANO.
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