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Ancient Volcano Erupted on Antarctic Island 4000 Years Ago

Scientists have found out that a volcano had erupted on Deception Island in Antarctica over 4,000 years ago. This could be useful to know what the situation was back then and may give us an idea of what would happen in the future of Antarctica.

The island, an active volcano, got its unusual shape during a long-ago eruption that ejected massive amounts of rock and magma to form a bowl-shaped depression called a caldera. Now, researchers know that the massive eruption happened around 4,050 years ago.

Read more about it on Live Science.

(Image credit: Antonio Alvarez Valero)


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