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The violence of these subterranean forces is constantly diminishing. Volcanoes were numerous in the world’s early days, but they’re becoming extinct one by one. The heat inside the earth is weakening, the temperature in the lower strata of our planet is declining appreciably each century, all this to our detriment, because that heat is life.”

— Professor Aronnax

…And in the void left by diminishing volcanic activity, we seem to be left with a whole lot of seismic activity. If Verne were alive today, I imagine he’d be pretty interested in our planet’s recent rash of large earthquakes.

Journey to the Centre of the Earth Part 2, anyone?

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