Hong Kong geologists have revealed for the first time the full extent of an ancient supervolcano with a diameter of 18km sitting beneath the former British colony. The giant ash monster is thought to be of the same collapse caldera type as the infamous Krakatau volcano which killed tens of thousands and literally rocked the …
Geo-thermal power source
Hopefully it can and will be developed, an island powered by a super volcano would be not only awesome but a sign that mankind is still progressing. I feel we've gotten cheap and don't build anything grand any more.
Here in California ...
... we have a few of these. Calistoga & Long Valley come to mind.
They are still quite active. I sleep quite soundly at night, if you care :-)
Geological time isn't compatible with human paranoia.
A bit nearer home
There is also a caldera under the bay of Naples.
At 13km it is not quite as big but relativly speaking it is in our backyard.
Time for fireproof pants maybe?
Re: A bit nearer home
If you're a Brit, I kinda suspect Iceland might prove more problematical than Naples ...
"hexagonal shaped" remnants
That's what those tiny islands are near Hong Kong?
really? how similar are these to...
i have to wonder how similar this discovery/analysis of these formations is to the Giant's Causeway in Ireland... those are made of basalt and are, understandably, the result of volcanic activities, too...
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