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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

13MILLION HECTARES UNDERWATER RICHES OF THE PHILIPPINES - THE BENHAM RISE



The BENHAM RISE, an undersea plateau has huge deposits of solid nodules of methane that could turn the country into a natural gas exporter. 
Platinum deposits was also found and Japan believes it has the biggest deposit of platinum.
The region is also believed to be rich in deposits of natural gas and manganese nodules, which is vital in steel production, as well as in marine resources.

Reports said that the two Obama donated sea patrol vessel and a research vessel will be deployed to the BENHAM RISE.



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A new 13 million hectare area has been declared and approved by the United Nations to be part of the Philippine Territory. Currently, it is an undersea feature with depth of 40-2,000 meters and is rising. 
Estimated to be an island in a million years. Currently, it is known as a rich source of basalt.
The Benham Rise or more appropriately known as the Benham Plateau is a large undersea landmass, as big as the Philippines' largest island, Luzon. It is seismically active and is rising fast and may become an island in about a million years - a very short time for geological process.
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