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Undersea volcanic action on video 10 June 2009

Posted by admin in eruptions, Pacific, submarine volcanism.
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Over at Discovery News there’s a fascinating report on the undersea eruptive activity revealed at West Mata in the South Pacific by a team of scientists investigating neovolcanism in the NE Lau Basin. There is some dramatic video footage of the actively erupting (and appropriately-named) Hades and Prometheus vents on West Mata, captured by the team’s Jason-2 ROV.

Undersea volcanic eruptions spotted in action – Discovery News, 5 June 2009

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