An unusual phenomenon is occurring in Turkey – volcanic activity in the area of the city of Cappadocia. Scientists have been studying this phenomenon for a long time and have finally discovered its cause.
Researchers from Haci Beiram Veli University in Ankara have discovered that the cause of the volcanic activity was the presence of underground aquifers. They are about 20 meters deep and contain gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and hydrogen sulfide. These gases come to the surface through cracks in the ground and cause volcanic activity.
Experts note that this phenomenon is not unique to Turkey. Underground aquifers with gases can be found in many regions of the world, and they can cause volcanic activity.
In addition, scientists have found that volcanic activity in Cappadocia is not a new phenomenon. It began more than 60 million years ago and continues to this day. The region is home to famous tourist sites such as the city’s underground cities, stone houses, and unique natural monuments.
Although volcanic activity in Cappadocia poses no threat to the local population, it may cause certain problems in the future. For example, gases escaping to the surface can be harmful to the environment and human health.
In general, the discovery of the cause of volcanic activity in Turkey is an important step in the study of this phenomenon and will allow scientists to more accurately predict its consequences.