Geoscientists were wrong about the “World’s Largest Volcano”

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Back in 2013, Tamu Massif — a giant underwater volcano off the coast of Japan — stole Hawaii’s crown as the largest single volcano in the world. But it’s not a true single volcano at all.

Researchers published a paper in 2013 in the journal Nature Geoscience concluding that Tamu Massif was a giant “shield volcano” — even bigger than Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, which rises 30,085 feet (9,170 meters) from the ocean floor and covers thousands of square miles with its ancient, solidified magma flows. Now, in a new paper, researchers conclude that the 2013 paper was...


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Geoscientists were wrong about the “World’s Largest Volcano”


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