Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11879
An eruption in 2005-2006 that covered 23 km2 of sea floor with lava at the East Pacific Rise encased three ocean-bottom seismometers. Scientists successfully recovered two seismometers that were deployed in 2003 with the remotely operated vehicle Jason during a National Science Foundation/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution expedition in April 2007.
Photo courtesy National Deep Submergence Facility, ROV Jason, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and National Science Foundation.
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