Deepest erupting volcano

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Deepest erupting volcano

Last updated: October 14, 2017 at 14:25 pm

1,219 m (4,000 ft) – Scientists funded by NOAA and the National Science Foundation recorded the deepest erupting volcano yet discovered. Eruption of the West Mata Volcano (Lau Basin) in May 2009, occurred in an area bounded by Fiji, Tonga and Samoa.

SOURCE:
Scientists Discover and Image Explosive Deep-Ocean Volcano. NOAA. 2009-12-17

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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.

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