The modelling suggests the magma chambers dwarf the Wei Mountain volcano, which is 100 metres tall and 5km wide. Photo: HandoutThe modelling suggests the magma chambers dwarf the Wei Mountain volcano, which is 100 metres tall and 5km wide. Photo: Handout
The modelling suggests the magma chambers dwarf the Wei Mountain volcano, which is 100 metres tall and 5km wide. Photo: Handout

Volcano in northeast China may be ‘recharging’ for eruption, study finds

  • Researchers say they discovered two huge magma chambers under Wei Mountain, which last erupted more than 500,000 years ago
  • But an earthquake administration official says it’s too early to say for sure that they exist, and more long-term seismic data is needed
Topic |   Volcanoes
The modelling suggests the magma chambers dwarf the Wei Mountain volcano, which is 100 metres tall and 5km wide. Photo: HandoutThe modelling suggests the magma chambers dwarf the Wei Mountain volcano, which is 100 metres tall and 5km wide. Photo: Handout
The modelling suggests the magma chambers dwarf the Wei Mountain volcano, which is 100 metres tall and 5km wide. Photo: Handout
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