Underwater giant volcano

. Sunday, January 3, 2010
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Numbers of online sites, local and international blogs are having some exclaimed discussion about giant underwater volcano which found by joint team geologists Indonesia, the United States, and France in the waters southwest of Sumatra. Of course, they were amazed by their findings because of the giant volcano is usually located on land. No wonder, some members of the discussion feel worried about it, because it can cause real great Tsunami in the future. Indonesia as an archipelago nation located in the meeting of three major crustal plates, the Eurasian Plate, the Pacific, and Indo-Australia, along the Indonesian archipelago contains a series of volcanoes on land or beneath the sea surface.

From some research and marine surveys, the majority of a volcano that has been detected in the depths of tens to thousands of miles that can only dive with the aid of special technology. Among many volcanoes there are two mountains that are in fairly shallow waters. One was in Mahengetang Island, Sangihe, and North Sulawesi. Banua Wuhu, so local people call the mountain, located only 300 meters from the southwest side of the island Mahengetang. Point marked by a mountain crater bubbles out among the rocks at a depth of 8 meters. Water temperatures average 37-38 degrees Celsius. In a number of holes, out of hot water which seems capable of making their bare hands blistered when try to reach into it.

The topography of Wuhu Banua of hills and valleys of a large pile of rocks. Marine biota life is equally interesting, coral reef colonies and healthy meeting lay in the depth of 10 meters to 20 meters. According to the local issue, there is a tunnel under the sea through two-way street. Local communities celebrate the end of each Tulude January. Two weeks before the ritual, traditional elders would dive with a white plate of gold into the hall as an offering to Banua Wuhu may not heated.

Via : Liburan.Info

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