|Posted by George Freund on May 23, 2019 at 11:45 AM|
Mysterious low-frequency seismic ripples were felt around the world
France's National Centre for Scientific Research wanted to clarify its origin
The unexpected seismic activity was felt 10,000 miles (17,000 km) away
According to the French Geological and Mining Research Bureau, the team discovered a new volcano located 3,500 metres underwater
By VICTORIA BELL FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 08:01 EDT, 23 May 2019 | UPDATED: 11:18 EDT, 23 May 2019
Mysterious low-frequency seismic ripples that stretched throughout the world last year may have been caused by the creation of a submarine volcano, scientists claim.
Unexpected seismic activity was picked up by seismographs 10,000 miles away from the mountain's birth near the tiny French Island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean.
Researchers at France's National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), wanted to clarify the origin of the small quakes which shook the island, located between Africa and Madagascar.
According to the French Geological and Mining Research Bureau, the team discovered a new 'submarine volcano' situated 31 miles (50 km) away.
Paul Allen's yacht went there last year.