Giant Underground Blob of Magma Puzzles Scientists
The Afar Rift in Ethiopia is marked by enormous gashes that signal the breakup of the African continent and the beginnings of a new ocean basin, scientists think.
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“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”
Since: Mar 07
#1 Sep 18, 2013
Nice that they found the blob of hot rock in the upper mantle. They have been seeking this in other hotspot volcanoes for decades.
Interesting bit is that the current Afar rift series is enabling magma intrusion in dike swarms & large cinder cone eruptions at numerous Afar triangle volcanoes.
No signs of major lava production from Erta Ale so far.
Have a nice day: Ag
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