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Scientists discover massive underground river 13,000 feet beneath the Amazon ~ #Eco #amazon #river #earth

Scientists discover massive underground river 13,000 feet beneath the Amazon ~ #Eco #amazon #river #earth

Scientists discover massive underground river 13,000 feet beneath the Amazon mongabay.com August 25, 2011 Researchers at Brazil's National Observatory have discovered evidence of a massive underground river flowing deep beneath the Amazon River, reports the AFP. Presenting this week at the 12th International Congress of the Brazilian Geophysical Society in Rio de Janeiro, Elizabeth Tavares Pimentel reported the existence of a 6,000-kilometer-long (3,700-mile) river flowing some 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) under the Amazon. Like the Amazon, the river flows west to east, but is considerably wider (200-400 kilometers) and moves at only a fraction of the speed of the giant surface river. The hidden river — dubbed the Hamza after Pimentel's supervisor Valiya Hamza — discharges into the Atlantic deep underground. "It is likely that this river is responsible for the low level of s...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0826-amazon_hamza_river.html

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