Three new volcanoes found in Victoria’s south-west

July 2014AUSTRALIA – Monash University researchers have discovered three new volcanoes near Hamilton, in the state’s south-west, which they say could yet deliver a blast from the past. The volcanoes are in the heart of the Newer Volcanic Precinct, a still active 19,000 square kilometer volcanic field spanning Victoria and South Australia. Lead researcher Julie Boyce from Monash’s School of Geosciences said her team combined site visits with analyzed satellite photographs, detailed NASA topography models and the distribution of magnetic minerals in rocks to locate the volcanoes.
She said this is the first time that all four research tools have been used for a single study, which could influence similar volcanic studies around the world. Miss Boyce said there may be other undiscovered volcanoes in the NVP, and eruptions in the future. ‘‘Victoria’s latest episode of volcanism began about eight million years ago, and has helped to shape the landscape,’’ she said. ‘‘The volcanic deposits, including basalt, are among the youngest rocks in Victoria but most people know little about them. ‘‘Though it’s been more than 5000 years since the last volcanic eruption in Australia, it’s important that we understand where, when and how these volcanoes erupted. The province is still active, so there may be future eruptions.’’ –The Age
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2 Responses to Three new volcanoes found in Victoria’s south-west

  1. Are U aware of how gigantic Australia is…?

    Maybe the pole shift will put in a cooler climate..

    On Sat, Jul 5, 2014 at 4:23 PM, The Extinction Protocol wrote:

    > The Extinction Protocol posted: ” July 2014 – AUSTRALIA – Monash > University researchers have discovered three new volcanoes near Hamilton, > in the state’s south-west, which they say could yet deliver a blast from > the past. The volcanoes are in the heart of the Newer Volcanic Precinct, a > “

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  2. Sandy says:

    I find it a little surprising that they only just discovered what many of us Victorians already know…?

    Like

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