Tamu Massif is World’s Largest Volcano

Tamu Massif is World’s Largest Volcano

In a breakthrough revelation, it has been unveiled that a group of scientists from the University of Houston has found the world's largest volcano.

The volcano Tamu Massif is present deep beneath the Pacific waves. Scientists said the volcano can be compared with Mars' largest volcano known as Olympus Mons volcano. This volcano is considered to be the largest volcano in the Solar System.

As per information provided by the scientists in the journal Nature Geoscience, it has been unveiled that the 310,000 sq km volcano is present some 2km deep inside the sea. Tamu Massif is present on an underwater plateau, which is known as the Shatsky Rise and is present around 1,600km east of Japan.

To talk about its formation, then the researchers were of the view that the volcano was formed some 145 million years ago.

"The bottom line is that we think that Tamu Massif was built in a short (geologically speaking) time of one to several million years and it has been extinct since", said geophysicist William W. Sager, lead author of the study.

Sager believes that studying something present on surface like the volcano present on the surface of Mars is easier than studying something that is present in the ocean.


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