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They discover an underground 'passage' of 1,609 km that connects the Galapagos Islands with Panama

An international team of geologists has discovered that there is a connection between the Galapagos Islands and Panama . It is a 1,609 km tunnel that runs under the earth's surface and through which magma can flow.

The finding, the first of its kind, radically transforms the way scientists understood geological processes and suggests that ' hot spots ', such as the Galapagos Islands or Hawaii, do not remain fixed. in the place. In fact, instead of going directly to the surface, rising magma from the Earth's mantle can flow laterally and emerge at a great distance, breaking through the planet's crust. Panama is very far away

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