Wednesday, June 20, 2012

An underwater volcano off the coast of Hawaii isforming a new HawaiianIslands!

Lo'ihi Seamount is an undersea volcanolocated about 22 miles off the coast of Hawaii. It is the newest addition to the Hawaiian Emperor Seamount Chain, a string of volcanoes that stretch over 3600 miles. 

The Lo'ihi Seamount began forming 400 000 years ago, and is expected to peak it’s head out in about 10 000-100 000 years from now. In the meantime, it’s slowly expanding Hawaii’s land. It has also been known to cause several major Earthquakes, one of which lastedseveral months. 

Almost like a living organism, this volcano has been growing at a constant rate. Yes it’s expanding the Hawaiian territories now, but one day itcan completely drown it in a sea of molten rock and lava.