Did you Know… Antarctica is the continent with the highest concentration of volcanoes?

Fact, snippets of useless information and all of that kind of thing makes up most of what’s in my brain – so I thought I would infect the general interweb with al of this and see what fact I can trawl for you!

Enjoy!

Did you know…

It sounds like it might not just be us melting the Antarctic, a whole load of volcanoes hidden under the ice might be too.


Scientists at the University of Edinburgh came to this conclusion after they found 91 volcanoes that had remained hidden from geological surveys. The results brought the total of identified volcanoes on the continent to 138—all of which are in an area called the West Antarctic Rift System. The finding unseats east Africa as the area of the world with the highest concentration of volcanoes.



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14 thoughts on “Did you Know… Antarctica is the continent with the highest concentration of volcanoes?

  1. My question is how/where do 91 volcanoes hide? I understand missing a few but that is a slew of hot spots!!

    Keep on coming with useless information. I find it’s my favorite. Much more lighthearted and appealing than politics!

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  2. That’s a fact to raise the eyebrows! It’s a big place and not the most friendly of climates to walk through so the continent must still hold a number of secrets.
    Did the findings determining if any have been active in the last couple of centuries? (I know that doesn’t even count as a blink in geological terms) just interested.

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