Sunday, June 14, 2009

Scientists Say 'Super Volcano' May Be Brewing Beneath Mount St. Helens

A team of scientists say they have evidence that a "super volcano" may be brewing underneath Mount St. Helens, reports.

Researchers say indicators suggest Mount St. Helens and other northwest volcanoes are plugged into a huge subterranean pool of magma that could one day burst to the surface in a "super" eruption.

If what they believe is true, the structure beneath the mountain would be comparable in size to the biggest magma chambers ever discovered, such as the one below Yellowstone National Park.

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