Growing Magma Chamber Discovered Under Bay of Plenty, NZ
Posted by feww on June 4, 2016
Significant ground deformation detected in Bay of Plenty due to estimated 200 million m³ of magma buildup
The discovery is said to be related to thousand of earthquakes that struck the town of Matata, Bay of Plenty between 2004 and 2011, and caused a 40-cm uplift in a 20km² area around the town.
The Bay of Plenty (BOP) region [area: 12,230 km2] located in North island, New Zealand has a population of about 287,500. Tauranga [pop: 100,000+] the most populous city in BOP, lies about 50 km west of the uplift.
Champagne Pool is a lake in Rotorua, one of New Zealand’s most active volcanic regions.
Credit: Colin Monteath/Minden/NGC [Non-commercial, educational use.]
More information posted at the following links:
- WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW! Posted by te2ataria on June 4, 2016
- ‘Zombie volcano’ slowly grows beneath New Zealand