Newsweek: A Huge Blob of Hot Rock Has Been Rising Under Vermont For Tens of Millions of Years


New England’s natural wonders are supposed to be limited to beautiful fall foliage and striking mountains—striking, but very much inactive, stable, long dead mountains. Here, the Earth is supposed to be changed by wind and water, not by molten rock: If you want to see volcanoes, you go to Hawaii, not Vermont.

It’s been 200 million years since New England saw any serious magma activity, and scientists didn’t have any reason to think that would change any time soon. But according to

That’s how Levin and his colleagues identified the upwelling beneath central Vermont, western New Hampshire and western Massachusetts, which …read more

Source: Rutgers Today

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