Huge hole in the ocean floor near Australia could cause catastrophic earthquakes and tsunamis


A TEAR in the sea floor seven kilometres deep just north of Australia could cause disastrous earthquakes and tsunamis.

The tear in the Earth’s crust is located in the Banda Sea and measures about 60,000sq km — roughly the size of Tasmania.

Geologists have now discovered the tear is one of the biggest faults on the planet and is running through the Ring of Fire, an area in the Pacific Ocean where a huge number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.

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