MOUNTAINS UNDER THE EARTH’S CRUST
15th February 2019
There are mountains taller than Mt Everest 400+ miles underground. Scientists at Princetown University have been investigating.
Did you know that there are mountains deep within the Earth’s interior?
News is, they could be bigger than Everest.
In 1994 a massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck in Bolivia.
It occurred at a depth around 400 miles below sea-level.
Recent research has identified rocky ridges – or mountains as we’d call them up here – underneath the Earth’s crust.
But they’re not quite like what we see on Earth.
They don’t get to be peaks surrounded by air, but rocks/mountains jutting against other layers of rock.
It’s solid on solid.
“They could be as big as Everest, and maybe even bigger,” said Princeton University scientist, Dr Jessica Irving.
Mount Everest 8848M photo
This earthquake from 25 years ago has allowed scientists to research what actually is underneath us within the Earth’s mantle.
It’s thought these rocky ridges could be bigger than anything on Earth, but more research is needed to find out exactly how big they might be.
More research and a few more massive earthquakes: