Earth’s Largest Volcanic Region Discovered in Antarctica

The largest volcanic region on Earth, with nearly 100 volcanoes, has been discovered two km below the surface of the vast ice sheet in West Antarctica. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh in Britain found a staggering 91 previously unknown volcanoes, adding to the 47 others.


These newly discovered volcanoes range in height from 100 to 3,850 meters, with the highest almost as tall as Switzerland’s 3,970 meters Eiger mountain. These active peaks are concentrated in a region known as the West Antarctic rift system.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Antarctica is Earth’s southernmost continent.
  • It contains the geographic South Pole and is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere.


Source- The Indian Express

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