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Ocean Volcano Eruption!!

DiscoblogBy Brett IsraelDec 18, 2009 7:16 PM

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Behold, the West Mata ocean volcano eruption: Over 50 hours (!) of hi-def footage was captured of this western Pacific ocean volcano, which is 1,200 meters underwater, by a remotely operated vehicle (ROV)—named Jason—from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The footage was unveiled recently at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco. Related Content: Discoblog: How to Date an Ancient Volcanic Eruption: Step 1, Use Fish Sauce Discoblog: Mining Mistake May Have Set Off Massive Mud Eruption Discoblog: The Answer to Oil Prices? XXXTreme Energy!

Video: NSF & NOAA via YouTube / djxatlanta

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