The Biggest volcano in the world is back to life with a new group of visitors
A group of volcanoes near Antarctica are alive with a group of tourists.
The latest visit was made on Monday, when a group from the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, and Australia visited the famous volcano.
It’s been over two weeks since the volcano erupted on October 18.
The volcano is one of the largest in the area and was first visited by British explorer Captain William Smith in 1784.
It has erupted twice, in 1888 and 1889.
The other volcano, Kilimanjaro, was declared safe in 1990, but its eruption has continued to threaten tourists and the surrounding areas.
In a new report, scientists from the University of New South Wales say it’s now clear that the volcano will likely continue to erupt for a long time.
“The caldera itself is still active,” University of Sydney researcher Professor Paul Daley told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
“We know that it’s not going to stop erupting.”
Professor Daley says the calderas erupted in the same area, but the eruption has shifted.
“It’s actually a more complicated eruption that has a lot of similarities to the eruption that happened in 1892,” he said.
The new eruption is still a bit of a mystery, but researchers say it is one that they can understand.
“There’s not a lot that’s going on at the moment that’s giving us an idea of what’s going to happen,” Dr Daley said.
“We don’t really know what’s happening in the volcano.
It’s still very active and we don’t have any hard data on it.”
Professor Ryan McBride from the Department of Geosciences at the University tome Geoscience & Technology in the University’s School of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, said there was more to the story than just the calavera.
“One of the reasons why it’s such a spectacular volcano is because there’s a lot happening underneath,” he told ABC News.
“And it’s still quite active.”
A lot of it is still very volatile and we haven’t really had a good understanding of the geology underneath.
“Professor McBride said there had been some reports of “bouncing rocks” coming out of the calving zone, but he didn’t think it was a real eruption.
Topics:volcanoes,volcanology,volcano-acts-and-accidents,earth-sciences,arizona-diamonds,antarctica,australia,new-zealand,sydney-2000First posted October 23, 2019 11:06:34Contact James FarrarMore stories from New South Welsh