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Magma giant

Episodes of excessive magmatism have repeatedly formed large volcanic provinces on Earth. Seismic data from the Shatsky Rise in the northwestern Pacific Ocean reveal that such oceanic plateaux can be built from individual, giant volcanoes.

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Figure 1: Global distribution of large igneous provinces.

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Uenzelmann-Neben, G. Magma giant. Nature Geosci 6, 902–903 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo1958

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