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Kavachi volcano
submarine volcano -20 m / -66 ft
Solomon Islands, -9.02°S / 157.95°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)| Reports
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Kavachi volcano eruptions:
2014, 2007, 2004, 1999-2003, 1999 (Feb-May), 1998 (?), 1997, 1991, 1986, 1985, 1982, 1981 (Sep) (?), 1980-81, 1978, 1977 (Jul), 1977 (Feb), 1976, 1975, 1974, 1972, 1969-70, 1966, 1965, 1963-64, 1962, 1961, 1958, 1957, 1952-53, 1951, 1950, 1942, 1939
Typical eruption style:
island-building, submarine
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Kavachi volcano (Solomon Islands) news:

Kavachi undersea volcano (Solomon Islands) erupts again

Saturday Feb 01, 2014 09:02 AM | BY: T

The discolored water plume from Kavachi volcano (NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using EO-1 ALI data from the NASA EO-1 team. Caption by Robert Simmon)
The discolored water plume from Kavachi volcano (NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using EO-1 ALI data from the NASA EO-1 team. Caption by Robert Simmon)
A submarine eruption is likely occurring at the submerged volcano. A NASA satellite image from 29 Jan shows a plume of discolored sea water swirling and drifting from the location of the volcano. The discoloration is likely from suspended volcanic sediments (the fragmented lava) and gasses.
Kavachi is an undersea volcano on the southern edge of the Solomon Islands in the western Pacific Ocean. It erupted dozens of times in the 20th century, often breaking the water surface, only to be eroded back below the water line within a few months.
Whether the new eruption will break the surface and create another new island remains to be seen. Directly above the undersea peak, a bright patch is visible that suggests vigorously churning water—but there is no sign that the eruption has broken the surface. (NASA)
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Sunday, Jan 10, 2010
2 large earthquakes magnitude 7.2 and 6.5 occurred 88 km NW of Kavachi volcano at 9:36 and 9:48 am local time on 4 January 2010. ... [more]

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