According tomedia reports, scientists studying our planet have a good understanding of the Earth’s surface, but when facing the depths of the earth or the Earth’s oceans is a completely different matter. Because they can’t keep an end to the process that’s happening a few miles below their feet, researchers often have to listen to their research goals. Two years ago, many instruments used to monitor the operation of the Earth’s interior began to operate, and some of the most sensitive seismic instruments showed a strange “buzz” coming from deep inside the earth.
At the time, scientists could only guess what had happened, but a new paper published in Nature Nature gives a more specific explanation.
The study suggests that this strange buzz can come in bursts, radiate hundreds of miles and last for half an hour. Researchers are understood to have found a large amount of seismic activity in the Indian Ocean near Mayotte Island, so they focused on the sea floor around Mayotte Island. The island itself has “sunk” more than six inches, and researchers say the birth of a huge new underwater volcano is to blame.
The birth of the volcano and the movement of tectonic plates in the area led to about 7,000 earthquakes, most of which were too small to detect.
The volcano itself is huge, extending about 800 meters from the bottom of the sea. A comparison of the seabed a few months ago revealed that the volcano did form when a strange hum was recorded.
By combining seismic data with undersea observations, the team was able to estimate the size of the magma reservoirs that flowed out during that time. “We have demonstrated that this deep-sea magma activity can be captured without any on-site monitoring,” the researchers wrote. “