Danger In The Ring Of Fire Zone – How Mauna Loa World’s Biggest And Most Active Volcano Formed – Revealed After 186 Years

Researchers have solved the 168-year-old mystery of how the world’s biggest and most active volcanoes formed in Hawaii.

Kilauea, located in the Pacific Ring of Fire, is considered the most active volcano in the world.Along with Mauna Loa, these two volcanoes are well known to be very dangerous to the population nearby.

Researchers have long known of the existence of the twin volcanic tracks since 1849, but the cause of them had remained a mystery until now.

Twin volcanic tracks exist in other parts of the Pacific, including Samoa, and the study found that these also emerged three million years ago. Mr Jones said this kind of volcanic activity was surprising because it occurred away from tectonic plate boundaries, where most volcanoes are found.

Co-researcher Dr Rhodri Davies from RSES said the twin volcanic tracks emerged because the mantle plume was out of alignment with the direction of the plate motion.

Kilauea, located in the Pacific Ring of Fire, is considered the most active volcano in the world. Along with Mauna Loa, these two volcanoes are well known to be very dangerous to the population nearby. Many ancient myths and legends are related into the two major volcanoes on the Big Island, Mauna Loa and Kilauea.

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