Researchers Discover Active Volcano Underneath Antarctica
Earthquakes under West Antarctica have revealed an active volcano hidden beneath nearly a mile of ice.By Nathan Giannini | November 18, 2013
Earthquakes under West Antarctica have revealed an active volcano hidden beneath nearly a mile of ice.
Researchers knew underground volcanoes existed on the frigid continent, but didn’t know whether or not they there were active. One of the researchers told NBC they don’t know WHEN the volcano will erupt, but that it is likely to happen.
When that does happen, heat from the eruption would likely cause ice in the area to melt and could create millions of gallons of water beneath the ice.