New Discovery: A Cluster of Huge Underwater Volcanoes May Reveal Why Australia and New Zealand Separated

Four huge underwater volcanoes have been discovered off the coast of Sydney.

The chance discovery by an Australian scientific vessel searching for lobster larvae uncovered the underwater volcanoes that have remained inactive, and unknown, for an estimated 50 million years.

NOTE: As you add up all of the dates, and accepting that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to Earth almost 2,000 years ago, we come to the conclusion that the creation of the Earth and animals (including the dinosaurs) occurred only thousands of years ago (perhaps only 6000!), not millions of years. Thus, if the Bible is right (and it is!), dinosaurs must have lived within the past thousands of years.

Cluster of extinct volcanoes will push frontiers of deep-sea exploration, say scientists

While scanning the seabed more than 150 miles off the coast of Sydney, scientists were stunned to find a cluster of volcanoes sitting three miles beneath the ocean’s surface. In all there were four extinct volcanoes, the largest nearly a mile wide and rising some 2,000ft above the sea floor.

They are close to 5km underwater and were discovered using sonar mapping of the sea floor.

Professor Iain Suthers, a marine biologist at the University of New South Wales told Guardian Australia: “My jaw just dropped. I immediately said, ‘What are they doing there and why didn’t we know about them before?’ It really backs up the statement that we know more about the surface of the moon than our sea floor.”

The discovery was made using Investigator, a new high tech sonar mapping research vessel which was introduced in Australia in 2014.

Unlike previous models, it is able to map the sea floor in 3D at any depth. The custom built ship cost $120 million to complete.

The volcanoes, now calderas which form after the eruption when the land around them collapses, may reveal why Australia and New Zealand separated between 40 and 80 million years ago. The chief scientist aboard the government research vessel, Investigator, described the discovery as being “like something off the front cover of a geology text book”.

And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch. 10) It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.- Isaiah 34:9-10 (KJV).

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“If you could drain the ocean it would be magnificent to see for a few seconds – it’s a remarkable structure,” Professor Iain Suthers told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

The cluster of volcanoes measures 12 miles by four. But for a lucky sighting on the final night of the crew’s 15-day voyage, it would have gone unnoticed.

The 28 scientists on board were looking for the nursery grounds of larval lobsters before they stumbled across the submarine phenomenon. It is believed that the volcanoes were created by a series of shifts in geological plates that caused Australia to split from New Zealand.

Professor Suthers said the area was thought to be “billiard-table flat” before the discovery.

Professor Richard Arculus, of the Australian National University and a world expert on volcanoes, said: “[We are] learning more about the past of Australia and New Zealand and the nature of the stuff below the crust of the earth.

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7 Continents after “Shift” from one big super continent (New Zealand is lower right indicated in red)

“It proves yet again that we know more about the topography of Mars than we do the seabed in our own backyard. It could provide information about why the east of Australia stands high, and about mineral deposits, which always drives curiosity.”

Part of the success of the voyage was due to the Investigator’s advanced sonar mapping facilities.

The government’s previous research vessel could only map the sea floor to a depth of about 9,000ft, which left half of Australia’s ocean territory beyond reach.

But the far superior sonar scanner available on the new ship can map the seabed to any depth, which puts all of Australia’s vast ocean territory within reach.

Professor Arculus was at pains to make it clear that the four volcanoes were extinct and had no chance of erupting again.

“These guys have been dead for a long time,” he emphasised. “Volcanic activity in the Tasman Sea is extinct.”

Source: Independent

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They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. Psalm 82:5 (KJV).

Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea- Psalm 46:2 (KJV).

Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh- Psalm 60:2 (KJV).

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up -2 Peter 3:10 (KJV) 

But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. –  2 Peter 3:7 (KJV).

And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch. 10) It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever- Isaiah 34:9-10 (KJV).

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For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:- 2 Peter 3:5 (KJV).

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. Colossians 1:16-17 (KJV).

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