Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11856
White smokers at NW Eifuku submarine volcano that were photographed by a NOAA expedition in 2006. The bubbles are carbon dioxide; this is one of two places where natural liquid carbon dioxide emission has been observed. It is a small submarine volcano about 1,500 m below the ocean surface that displays vigorous thermal activity.
Image courtesy of Submarine Ring of Fire 2006 Exploration, NOAA Vents Program.
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Keywords: submarine volcano | gas | emissions | carbon dioxide (CO2) | vent | hydrothermal | mineral deposit | white smoker | degassing | geothermal