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submarine volcano -20 m / -66 ft
Solomon Islands, -9.02°S / 157.95°ECurrent status
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Kavachi volcano (Solomon Islands) news:
Kavachi submarine volcano (Solomon Islands): continuing intermittent eruptive activity
Saturday May 24, 2014 11:05 AM | BY: T
Satellite images showing a discolored water plume from Kavachi (NASA, compiled and annotated by Culture Volcan)
It is likely that some volcanic activity has continued intermittently at the undersea volcano after a discolored water plume was first spotted on 29 January this year.
Although no further signs of activity were visible on clear days after the first sightings, satellite images from 21 March and 8 May, compiled by Culture Volcan
, showed again significant plumes originating from the volcano. This suggests that activity (if any) has been occurring in short-lived pulses rather than continuously.
Sunday, Feb 02, 2014
What could be a small steam plume above the submarine volcano is visible on the latest reasonably clear satellite image from 12 hours ago. It does not look as if the volcano has breached the surface (yet).
Saturday, Feb 01, 2014
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. ...
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. ...
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