Melbourne lies at the eastern end of a volcanic province, but when’s it going to blow? Understanding the geology of Melbourne and comparing it to Hawaii is really helpful in calculating risk.
Heather Handley, Jozua van Otterloo and Ray Cas respond to a news claim that what occurred in Hawaii could happen in Melbourne. I remember growing up with the message that all the volcanoes in Australia are extinct. This investigation instead suggests that the Newer Volcanics Province is dorment, with no activity for 5000 years.