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West Mata Submarine Volcano Eruption

Synopsis
High definition video footage of the underwater explosion of the West Mata volcano, nearly 4,000 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, in an area bounded by Fiji, Tonga and Samoa. Filmed in 2009 by the Jason robotic submersible, operated by the Woods Oceanographic Institution. Research was funded by the US National Science Foundation and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2009
Subjects
Geography; Geology
Keywords
ocean crust; oceanography; volcanoes

Online availability

URI
http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=116098
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Distributor

Name

National Science Foundation

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