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A different kind of volcano: Scientists find evidence of an “extreme chemical reservoir” beneath the Earth’s surface

Most volcanoes are formed through similar geological processes – except for the one in Bermuda. A recent study found that the volcano’s origins lay deep inside the mantle of the Earth, from a region called the transition zone. The study is a collaboration between researchers from Germany, Russia and the US. Their findings, which are published in the journal Nature, not only answered some long-standing questions about Bermuda, they also revealed a new way for volcanoes to form. Read more....

 

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