New supervalcano may be forming under three American states

It would take several million years for molten matter from the suspected volcano to reach the surface, say geologists.

New supervalcano may be forming under three American states
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The states of Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire in the US may be sitting right on top of a new supervolcano with geologists saying that a humungous mass of molten rock is making its way upwards from beneath the surface here.

As per a report on Fox News, geologists are increasingly concerned with molten activities below the ground surface in a region known to be geologically stable. A seismic study conducted in the three states revealed the possibility of a super volcano - surprising experts. "The upwelling we detected is like a hot-air balloon, and we infer that something is rising up through the deeper part of our planet under New England,” Professor Vadim Levin of Rutgers University was quoted as saying in the report.

Levin goes on to add that while there have been no known active volcanoes in the region, the recent discovery of molten matter rising may point to just how dynamic Earth is. He also adds that it would take millions of years for the molten matter 'to reach where it is going.' For now, geologists are only focussed on studying just why the molten matter began rising.