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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-12107

Young curtain lava flow draped and folded over the landscape originated from the Puipui eruption of Maka volcano along the NE Lau Spreading Center, as photographed during a 2009 NOAA Vents Program expedition. A previous expedition documented submarine hydrothermal plumes from Maka volcano on 21 November 2008. The chemistry of water samples suggested that these fluids could be warmed by a recent (days or weeks?) eruption of lava onto the seafloor. A return visit in May 2009 showed fresh lava flows, but without gas emission. Courtesy of NSF and NOAA Ocean Exploration Program, 2009.

Young curtain lava flow draped and folded over the landscape originated from the Puipui eruption of Maka volcano along the NE Lau Spreading Center, as photographed during a 2009 NOAA Vents Program expedition. A previous expedition documented submarine hydrothermal plumes from Maka volcano on 21 November 2008. The chemistry of water samples suggested that these fluids could be warmed by a recent (days or weeks?) eruption of lava onto the seafloor. A return visit in May 2009 showed fresh lava flows, but without gas emission.

Courtesy of NSF and NOAA Ocean Exploration Program, 2009.

Keywords: lava flow | submarine volcano


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