Latest Submarine volcano Stories

Warning Signs Of The 2011 Axial Seamount Eruption
2012-06-11 02:53:32

A team of scientists that last year created waves by correctly forecasting the 2011 eruption of Axial Seamount years in advance now says that the undersea volcano located some 250 miles off the Oregon coast gave off clear signals just hours before its impending eruption. The researchers´ documentation of inflation of the undersea volcano from gradual magma intrusion over a period of years led to the long-term eruption forecast. But new analyses using data from underwater hydrophones...

Scientists Observe Rapid Change In Underwater Volcano
2012-05-14 11:28:02

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Researchers have been able to capture the rise and collapse of an underwater volcano in the Pacific Ocean for the first time. The team studying Monowai volcano near Tonga has recorded large changes in height of the volcano in just two weeks. The researchers gathered images by sonar on a ship, unveiling new details about the submarine mountains. There are as many as 32,000 underwater mountains that have been identified around the world, and the majority...

2011-02-14 15:27:08

Scientists aboard the Royal Research Ship James Cook have discovered a new set of deep-sea volcanic vents in the chilly waters of the Southern Ocean.  The discovery is the fourth made by the research team in three years, which suggests that deep-sea vents may be more common in our oceans than previously thought. Using an underwater camera system, the researchers saw slender mineral spires three meters tall, with shimmering hot water gushing from their peaks, and gossamer-like white mats...

2009-05-30 07:50:00

Geologists have recently discovered a colossal underwater mountain off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, which they say may be a volcano with devastating potential. Yusef Suruchman, a marine geologist with the Indonesian government, said that he and his colleagues discovered the mountain in early May, roughly 205 miles west of the city of Bengkulu, while working on a research project to map seismic fault lines of the region's seabed. At a height of 4,600 meters, the massive...

2009-05-05 16:50:00

Scientists who have just returned from an expedition to an erupting undersea volcano near the Island of Guam report that the volcano appears to be continuously active, has grown considerably in size during the past three years, and its activity supports a unique biological community thriving despite the eruptions.An international science team on the expedition, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), captured dramatic new information about the eruptive activity of NW Rota-1."This...

2008-07-01 15:00:40

By TIFFANY, Martin A possible source of precious metals has been found on the ocean floor off the Fiji islands. An Australian-led team discovered a range of thousands of underwater volcanoes, some of which are more than a kilometre high. Professor Richard Arculus, a geologist from the Australian National University, said the new volcanoes were likely home to some unusual sea creatures and they could also be a source of precious metals. (c) 2008 Waikato Times. Provided by ProQuest...

2008-06-19 10:50:00

Several huge active submarine volcanoes, spreading ridges and rift zones have been discovered northeast of Fiji by a team of Australian and American scientists aboard the Marine National Facility Research Vessel, Southern Surveyor. On the hunt for subsea volcanic and hot-spring activity, the team of geologists located the volcanoes while mapping previously uncharted areas. Using high-tech multi-beam sonar mapping equipment, digital images of the seafloor revealed the formerly unknown...

2008-05-14 10:00:41

Scientists from Durham University will use robots to explore the depths of the Atlantic Ocean to study the growth of underwater volcanoes that build the Earth's crust.The Durham experts will lead an international team of 12 scientists aboard Britain's Royal Research Ship James Cook which will set sail from Ponta Delgada, San Miguel, in the Azores on Friday, May 23.During the five-week expedition they will use explorer robots to map individual volcanoes on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge tectonic plate...

2005-10-01 20:04:15

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The ship with all the gadgets and underwater rovers was stationed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, but for the first time, the scientists directing the expedition were not on board. They sat in rooms thousands of miles away. The scientists and technicians, at universities in Rhode Island, Washington state and New Hampshire, watched 42-inch plasma television screens in awe as unmanned submersibles poked around the Lost City hydrothermal vents - a two football...

2005-07-03 21:59:01

TOKYO (Reuters) - An underwater volcano has erupted near aremote Pacific island off southern Japan, spewing a column ofsteam 1,000-meters (3,280-ft) into the sky, Japan's Coast Guardsaid on Sunday. The coast guard sent a plane to investigate the eruptionabout 1,400 km (870 miles) south of Tokyo after it was spottedon Saturday by a member of Japan's armed forces stationed onthe nearby island of Iwojima. The coast guard has issued a warning to shipping in thearea and plans to conduct a...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.