An alternative explanation for the origin of Bermuda
Published on May 28, 2019
Ile des Bermudes Lavas of Bermuda island likely present the first sample of the melt from the Earth mantle transition zone. A study involving the Institut des Sciences de la Terre / OSUG.
The island of Bermuda is the surficial expression of a 1,500-km-long topographic swell, which rises 1 km above a 110–140-Myr-old oceanic crust of Atlantic Ocean. Like many ocean volcanic islands, Bermuda has been historically explained as being derived from a mantle plume- the jet of hot mantle (...)