Why we’re heading to the volcano of the future: Blue volcano, volcano Bay hours
A new blue volcano experiment is underway at the volcanic island of Blue, a few kilometres north of Sydney.
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said it had measured the height of the new volcano using satellites on the Australian Space Station and its eruption on Monday afternoon was about the same as the previous time.
The station was able to observe the eruption at the volcano and the nearby Blue Bay, which is home to a number of other volcanic activity.
Blue is one of three new volcanic islands being developed by the NSW Government.
Blue is also being developed for the use of hydrothermal vents on the coast of northern New South Wales, and the Blue Mountain region in central Victoria.
“The volcanic island will be an ideal location for this new research project because it is close to the Blue Bay and is known for its abundant geothermal potential,” a spokeswoman for NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.
“This is a long-term, large-scale research project and the State Government is committed to delivering the results.”
The new island was also selected for a $20 million, 100-day research project to study potential volcanic hazards.
The volcano will be monitored for a decade, the spokeswoman said.
The scientists will also study the effects of a volcanic eruption on vegetation and the effect it has on marine life.
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