Hot magma is rising underneath New England

Scientists now believe there’s hundreds of miles of Magma rising underneath New England.

Over the past two years, scientists at both the University of Rutgers and Yale have detected swelling magma underneath central Vermont, western Massachusetts and western New Hampshire.

Scientists say the geological changes happening are somewhat similar to activity below Yellowstone National Park.

So, does this mean people living in New England, a place devoid of volcanoes, should be worried about a sudden Volcanic Eruption?

Luckily, scientists believe any major eruption is millions of years away. However, the discovery is a major find for geologists.

Lead author of the study, Vadim Levin, says the results of the research “challenge the textbook concepts” of geology and the “established notion of how the continents on which we live behave.”

Levin says the upwelling of magma might be present in other places. However, the study’s findings were only based on available seismic observations. 

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A view of Mount Agung volcano erupting from Culik village in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo
A villager walks as Mount Agung volcano erupts in the background in Kubu, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia on November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo
A tourist watches as Mount Agung volcano erupts at Lempuyang Temple in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo
Farmers tend their crops as Mount Agung erupts in the background in Amed, Karangasem Regency, Bali, Indonesia, November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Nyimas Laula TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A villager walks as Mount Agung volcano erupts in the background in Kubu, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo
A villager walks as Mount Agung volcano erupts in the background in Kubu, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia on November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo
A view of Mount Agung volcano erupting from Kubu, in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia, November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo
Foreign tourists take pictures as Mount Agung erupts at Besakih Temple in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia on November 26, 2017. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo
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Mount Agung volcano erupts as seen from Glumpang village, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia November 26, 2017. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo
Mount Agung volcano is seen erupting from Glumpang village, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia November 26, 2017. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo
Indonesia's Mount Agung volcano erupts as seen from Amed, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia November 26, 2017. REUTERS/Jose Colreavy
Villagers watch as Mount Agung volcano spews ash during an eruption from the Volcanic Observatory in Rendang Village, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia November 26, 2017. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo
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