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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11879

A 2005-2006 eruption 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.

A 2005-2006 eruption 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.

Keywords: submarine volcano | lava flow


Northern EPR at 9.8°N