World’s Largest Volcano Discovered Deep in Pacific Ocean – Audio

The Tamu Massive erupted about 145 million years ago. Is it just a coincidence that a magnetic reversal occurred at about the same time?

And climatic cooling? I think not.

The end-Jurassic extinction took place about 144 million years ago. It was a period of rapid seafloor spreading, black shale deposition, and climatic cooling. It was also a time of major mountain building and volcanic activity. Two million cubic kilometers of basalt spewed from the Parana flows to cover parts of Paraguay, Uragua, Brazil and Northern Argentina. Another 500,000 cubic kilometers of basalt poured from the Namibian basalts in Africa. (Not by Fire but by Ice, p. 129)

Researchers discovered the largest volcano on earth a thousand miles off the coast of Japan. Tamu Massif rivals some of the biggest volcanoes found in the solar system. Volcanology researcher Kayla Iacovino discusses what this giant can tell us about the inside of our planet.

Ira Flatow, host.

Thanks to Steven Woodcock for this link

See also:
Underwater volcano the size of Arizona

See also:
Magnetic Reversal Chart

7 thoughts on “World’s Largest Volcano Discovered Deep in Pacific Ocean – Audio

  1. Yep, we are about to become extinct at any moment now. Heard a report (seemed quite reliable to me) suggesting that the Earth’s magnetic field has already moved 161 miles for the first 6 months of 2013. So that speed (moving almost 30 miles per month) is pretty fast !!
    No one knows when it will reverse, but it is getting closer every day.

    • Hi Kenneth,
      got any LINK for that?
      seems a lot far n fast?
      we would have planes and Gps goofing off all over if it was such a fast shift.
      I sent Robert a link, last night my time,
      the SUN HAS done its Nth Sth flip over already.

      • I think it was on a video on the Earth’s changes from June called “2013 is strange.” I couldn’t find it anymore as of late – sorry.

      • Neither GPS nor modern aircraft are affected by the location of the magnetic poles. Their positions are determined by a system of satellites. Not even soldiers use compasses anymore for location.

    • No way. Wherever you got that number shouldn’t be used as an actual source of information.

      Since the USGS and NOAA are down for mandated vacation, we can use Canada’s version:

      Look up the declination from year to year for your location. You won’t see any huge jumps, just the usual steady movement.

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