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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-12035

An eruption plume rises from a submarine vent on NW-Rota 1 volcano on 27 April 2006. This volcano was first detected during a 2003 NOAA bathymetric survey of the Mariana Island arc. The seamount rises to within about 500 m of the sea surface SW of Esmeralda Bank. During subsequent visits in 2005, 2006, and 2008, the volcano was seen to be in eruption. Courtesy of Bill Chadwick, 2006 (Oregon State University/NOAA).

An eruption plume rises from a submarine vent on NW-Rota 1 volcano on 27 April 2006. This volcano was first detected during a 2003 NOAA bathymetric survey of the Mariana Island arc. The seamount rises to within about 500 m of the sea surface SW of Esmeralda Bank. During subsequent visits in 2005, 2006, and 2008, the volcano was seen to be in eruption.

Courtesy of Bill Chadwick, 2006 (Oregon State University/NOAA).

Keywords: submarine volcano | submarine eruption | plume | vent | eruption


NW Rota-1