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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10017

Trails of steam in the foreground rise from floating scoriacious blocks during a submarine eruption off the west coast of Socorro Island in 1993.  The eruption, from vents about 3 km NW of Punta Tosca, was first observed January 29, 1993 following ten days of SOFAR signals recorded in Hawaii.  Large scoriaceous blocks up to 5 m in size floated to the surface without associated explosive activity.  Floating masses of hot scoria were continuously erupted until at least the end of February 1994. Photo by Hugo Delgado-Granados, 1993 (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).

Trails of steam in the foreground rise from floating scoriacious blocks during a submarine eruption off the west coast of Socorro Island in 1993. The eruption, from vents about 3 km NW of Punta Tosca, was first observed January 29, 1993 following ten days of SOFAR signals recorded in Hawaii. Large scoriaceous blocks up to 5 m in size floated to the surface without associated explosive activity. Floating masses of hot scoria were continuously erupted until at least the end of February 1994.

Photo by Hugo Delgado-Granados, 1993 (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).


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