December 18, 2009

ROV Jason Captures Deep-Ocean Volcano

Eruption of the West Mata volcano, discovered in May, occurred nearly 4,000 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, in an area bounded by Fiji, Tonga and Samoa. ROV Jason gets a close view of magma explosions and lava flows on West Mata volcano (May 2009). Credit: NOAA and NSF

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