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Volcanic Threat In Mauritius: The First Symptoms Were Recorded

The presence of an abnormal acidity in the Mauritian groundwater plot is an eye opener. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) shows that this anomaly is due to a potential revival of Mauritian volcanoes.

Abnormal acidity was found in Mauritian groundwater. These are data that could be the first signs of a resumption of the 26 craters present in Mauritius.

The pH level (note: measurement of acidity in water) in the water drilling is 5.5%. A level that should be between 6.5% and 8.5% according to the standards set by the World Health Organization (WHO). However, it turns out that the Mauritius water is below the standard.

Three hypotheses may explain this phenomenon. “Des pluies acides auraient pu en être la cause. Mais, nous n’avons pas enregistré de pluies acides à Maurice. Deuxièmement, cette présence pourrait être due à la pollution qui aurait contaminé la nappe phréatique. Or, les forages se trouvent dans des zones où ce facteur n’entre pas en considération. La troisième hypothèse est plus plausible. Il s’agit d’une contamination causée par l’émission de gaz toxique provenant d’une activité volcanique,” says oceanographer Vassen Kauppaymuthoo.

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Thus, for more details, Vassen Kauppaymuthoo contacted the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The experts of this organization confirmed that toxic gases could have contaminated the water giving more credibility to the third hypothesis. “Des données similaires ont déjà été enregistrées dans plusieurs endroits du monde avant des éruptions volcaniques,” says the scientist.

Mauritians volcanoes are extinct for more than 25 000 years. Faced with this situation, Vassen Kauppaymuthoo decided to set up a research unit in collaboration with foreign scientists. He alerted the authorities concerned with this issue, but is still awaiting a response.

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