BREAKING NEWS: New Discovery of Yellowstone Size Volcano in Utah


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A group of US geologists has found that an ancient volcanic field in what is now southern Utah was actually once the site of one of the largest known ‘subaerial’ volcanoes to ever occur on the planet.

In their paper published in the  scientific journal Geology, David Hacker, Robert B…

A group of US geologists has found that an ancient volcanic field in what is now southern Utah was actually once the site of one of the largest known ‘subaerial’ volcanoes to ever occur on the planet.

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In their paper published in the  scientific journal Geology, David Hacker, Robert Biek and Peter Rowley describe the compelling evidence they found and conclude that a massive subaerial volcanic eruption occurred in the area approximately 22 million years ago.

“Subaerial” is volcanic eruption that has occurred on the land surface (under the air). When this same type of eruption occurs on ocean bottoms, it is known as a “submarine” eruption. What recent studies have noted – is a far greater number of submarine eruptions occur. The most obvious reason for this finding, is the inability to monitor events at deep ocean depths. However,  since the development of crafts and instruments (developed in just the last 7-10 years).

For many years, geologists have believed that landslide evidence in the area suggested several volcanic activities had occurred over a period of time, giving rise to the unusual terrain. In this new effort, the researchers suggest the evidence points very strongly to a single massive event that covered an area 56 miles (90 kilometers) long and 25 miles (40 kilometers) wide, which they now call the Markagunt gravity slide.

In studying the area, the researchers found it is actually a multi-layered field – at the bottom there is weathered volcanic ash, some of which had decayed into slippery clay. The middle layer is volcanic material from nearby volcanoes. On top is the material that slid, up to 656 feet (200 meters) thick in some places.

All of it sat on a gentle slope, which allowed for a massive buildup. Eventually though a tipping point was reached, and all it took to set it off apparently, was a seismic event of some sort that shook the field enough to cause fissures, separating matter at higher elevations from those that were lower. The team believes the slide was fast – they found evidence of friction turning some of the bottom layer to glass – and clearly devastating to everything in its path – they believe material slid as far as 30 kilometers, leaving huge blocks clearly out of place and pulverized rock near its edges.

Today the area is covered with forest offering non-geologists few clues as to what occurred all those years ago. The team plans to continue surveying the area, suspecting that once all the data is in, the slide will surpass the Heart Mountain slide as the largest known slide to have occurred. It also shows that such massive events, unlike anything seen in modern times, are possible in the future.

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