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    Zombie Apocalypse!!!
    ‘Zombie volcano’ slowly grows beneath New Zealand
    Molten rock accumulates in a magma chamber outside the North Island’s main volcanoes.


    Alexandra Witze
    03 June 2016

    Geologists in New Zealand have discovered a magma chamber being born in a surprising place — not under the country’s most active volcanoes, but off to one side.

    The finding suggests that molten rock can accumulate underground in complex and unexpected patterns, but does not indicate that an eruption is imminent.

    “There’s no need to panic..."

    [...]

    “Not to be too glib, but we are not undergoing a zombie-volcano invasion,” he says. Rather, the magma chambers are being found now because the sharp vision of radar satellites has improved scientists’ view of ground movements.

    Hamling’s team wants to do a more detailed study of the Bay of Plenty area, using a range of techniques to probe the size and shape of the magma chamber.

    Nature doi:10.1038/nature.2016.20023
    http://www.nature.com/news/zombie-vo...ealand-1.20023

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  • #2
    Not up to searching too far back, nor wanting to start another thread, so as most recent on volcanoes, latest about Hawaii;
    Explosive eruption at Kilauea summit sends ash plume miles into air...

    30,000 feet into sky!

    Residents urged to shelter...
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    • #3
      I'm sure it's dormant.
      Just like Mt. St. Helens....

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      • #4
        Peter Jackson will save them.
        Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
          Peter Jackson will save them.
          Or Galadriel

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