World’s longest continental volcanic chain, the Cosgrove hotspot track, discovered in Australia – Science – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The world’s longest chain of continental volcanoes has been discovered stretching for more than 2,000 kilometres along eastern Australia.The ancient volcanic chain, reported in the journal Nature, runs from Cape Hillsborough on the central Queensland coast, south-west through central New South Wales to Cosgrove in Victoria.”This volcanic chain was created over the past 33 million years, as Australia moved north-northeast over a mantle plume hotspot which we believe is now located in Bass Strait,” said the study’s lead author, Dr Rhodri Davies of the Australian National University.

Source: World’s longest continental volcanic chain, the Cosgrove hotspot track, discovered in Australia – Science – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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