Search for MH370: No plane but they've found volcanoes

The whereabouts of MH370 may still be a mystery but the people looking for the ill-fated plane have helped to unearth other undersea mysteries west of Australia.

Their discoveries include previously unknown undersea volcanoes.

BBC reported that two vessels, Fugro Equator and Zhu Kezhenare, are currently conducting operations to map out a sea floor measuring about 60,000 sq km. 

The work is painstaking and the process could take up to one year to complete, according to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot.

It involves both vessels first creating a depth map which would give them an idea of the terrain.

It's the mapping of the sea floor that has led to the new undersea discoveries, Fugro Survey project director Paul Kennedy told the BBC. 

"There are volcanoes down there we've found which were unknown before," he said.

MH370 went missing on March 8 as it was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

It was carrying 239 passengers. 

Source: BBC