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Japanese scientists discover huge undersea lava plateau

Photo: University of Tokyo's Underwater Technology reseach Center Director Tamaki Ura displays a computer graphic of the bed of the Indian Ocean, 800km east of Mauritius at a press conference at the University of Tokyo. A team of Japanese scientists said they had discovered one of the world's biggest lava plateaus under the Indian Ocean, using an unmanned undersea probe they developed.

Earth Discovery: Japan
Jan 09. 2007: A team of Japanese scientists say they have discovered one of the world’s biggest lava plateaus under the Indian Ocean, using an unmanned undersea probe they developed. The plateau is located in the so-called Mid Ridge in the Indian Ocean below a point 800 km east of Mauritius. “The vehicle also spotted hydrothermal eruptions on the northern part.” The flat plateau measures about 14 km in length and 2.7 km in width at a depth of about 8,860 feet. The plateau is covered with lava some 980 feet thick.
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