Hong Kong Sits Above a Super-volcano and Was Formed by a Rare Mega-Eruption

hong-kong-supervolcano-1-1024x606The haphazard history that gave Hong Kong some of the most valuable real estate in the world has just got more random. Geologists say that it sits in the caldera of a supervolcano and is only there thanks to an extraordinary volcanic eruption. It was one of only about 50 supervolcanoes to have erupted since man walked the planet, none of which have occurred in recorded history. And now, 140 million years after the event, its existence has been unveiled by geologists who realised what they were looking at during the course of their daily survey work….Read More

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