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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 liquid carbon dioxide and 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.

White smokers at NW Eifuku submarine volcano that were photographed by a NOAA expedition in 2006. The bubbles are liquid carbon dioxide and 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.

Keywords: submarine volcano | gas | emissions | ocean | carbon dioxide | vent


NW Eifuku