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Massive veiled lake discovered in the heart of Volcano, Reveals secrets behind eruption

Massive veiled lake discovered in the heart of Volcano: May contribute in revealing secrets behind eruption
Massive veiled lake discovered in the heart of Volcano: May contribute in revealing secrets behind eruption

In a breakthrough, a group of international scientists has unearthed huge magmatic lake, which is about the same in length as world’s biggest freshwater lake – Lake Superior.  The discovered lake was found 15 kilometers under a dormant volcano in Bolivia, South America, giving some goals about the natural eruption. A team of international scientists from the University of Bristol and partner universities in Germany, France, Canada and Wales has spotted a large magmatic lake which is said to be partially dissolved in the soften rock at a temperature of approximately 1,000 degrees Celsius.

The complete description of the lake was given in an academic paper published in the journal ‘Earth and Planetary Science Letters’, and is said to be same as the mass of world’s largest freshwater lake located in North America.

The study was a unique attempt to reveal the secrets behind the flare-up of the volcano and help to save lives and properties. But surprisingly, throughout the research, the scientists unearthed a colossal lake located 15 kilometers underneath an undeveloped volcano in Bolivia, South America.

This new finding by the scientists from the University of Bristol in the UK and colleagues has led researchers to think about the existence of similar water bodies hidden under other volcanoes and also raised the possibility of solving the mystery of ‘why and how volcanoes outbreak’.

In order to exemplify the moderately molten region of the water body, the research team carried out some high temperature and force examinations at the University of Orleans in France. These experiments deliberate the electrical conductivity of the molten rock in the eccentric district and also concluded that the possibility of the presence of water broke down in the silicate melt is around eight to ten percent of.

Remarking on this revelation, the Professor Jon Blundy, who was also a part of Cerro Uturuncu volcano in the Bolivian Altiplano said, despite the fact that there are no active volcanoes presented, the Bolivian Altiplano, since the past 10 million years, has been the site of widespread volcanism. This peculiarity has a volume of one-and-a-half million cubic kilometers or progressively and is portrayed by lessened seismic wave speeds and expanded electrical conductivity, which eventually indicates the presence of more molten rocks in the nearby regions.

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