Deepest Explosive Eruption

Date: 4/6/2010

Oceanographers using the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Jason discovered and recorded the first images of a deepsea volcano actively erupting on the seafloor nearly 1219m below the surface of the Pacific Ocean in an area bounded by Fiji, Tonga and Samoa. Jason went to within three metres of the erupting volcano, its robotic arms collected samples.

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