Don't adjust your hiking boots just yet – but it seems a geological surprise might be simmering underfoot in Mexico, near the ancient volcano Tancítaro. If that name rings a bell, it should – the region is positively bursting with monogenetic volcanoes, those feisty little firecrackers that only erupt once. It's like Mother Earth gets the urge to pop a geological zit!
Scientists are buzzing with excitement after a massive swarm of over 100,000 earthquakes rattled the area from 2020 to 2021. While most of these mini-quakes were too faint for humans to feel, the experts over at Mexico's UNAM university weren't fooled. It's a classic sign of magma pushing its way up through the crust.