Active volcano discovered under Antarctic ice sheet

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Earthquakes deep below West Antarctica reveal an active volcano hidden beneath the massive ice sheet, researchers said in a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience.   If the volcano in Antarctica did erupt, it would melt the bottom of the ice sheet immediately above the vent. Scientists aren’t sure what would happen next. In Iceland, volcanic eruptions can melt glaciers, causing massive floods called jkulhlaups. But the ice above the Antarctic volcano is more than a half-mile thick .….MORE

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