Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00511
Submarine explosions from Kavachi volcano eject a cock’s-tail plume of water, steam, and ash above the sea surface in July 1977. Large ejected blocks are visible falling from the plume and impacting the sea surface. Similar activity was observed over a period of less than a week.
Photo by W.G. Muller, 1977 (courtesy of Deni Tuni, Ministry of Lands, Energy and Mineral Resources, Solomon Islands).
Keywords: lava water interaction | magma water interaction | submarine eruption | Surtseyan | plume | steam | gas | cock's-tail plume | explosive eruption | ash | ballistics | ejecta | submarine eruption | plume | subaqueous eruption