A volcano in Siberia has revealed itself as the oldest known.
The ancient volcano is called Tuzla, and its last eruption was 4.8 million years ago.
“The Tuzlan volcano is the oldest volcanic complex in the world and the oldest one known in the history of the world,” said Russian Geological Service chief Alexander Shcherbakov.
“It is one of the largest volcanoes in the entire world and probably has a volume of 8,000 cubic kilometers (2.6 million cubic miles).”
It was active for almost 2,000 years.
“The ancient Tuzlas erupted at a time when most other volcanoes had gone dormant.”
Today, Tuzlat is not even a small volcano, it is bigger than a mountain,” he said.”
I think we should be cautious of the current level of activity of the volcanoes around the world.
“The discovery of Tuzlavas new volcanic complex has made headlines around the globe.”
We know that there are still some ancient ruins and the remains of the volcano have been preserved for millions of years,” he added.”
The most famous ancient volcano, Mount Ontake, was also at Tuzlon.”
We know that there are still some ancient ruins and the remains of the volcano have been preserved for millions of years,” he added.
Tuzlana is located in the north-eastern region of Siberia, just 30 kilometres (19 miles) from the Arctic Circle.
It is famous for its volcanic activity and the discovery of many prehistoric sites.”
They’ve also found a cave with the first known human footprints,” said a spokesperson for the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection.”
So we’ve got a lot of evidence for the presence of ancient people living in the region.
“It is estimated that more than 1,000 people have died there since the volcano erupted 4.5 million years earlier.