Volcanic Eruption - Underwater and On-Camera

While Jason II (a Remotely Operated Vehicle) was diving along the Ring of Fire - at NW Rota1 Brimstone Pit in the Mariana Arc - scientists unexpectedly saw an amazing sight.  Lava began spewing out of an underwater volcano. 

According to NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration):

This is the first time that glowing lava has ever been witnessed from a submarine volcanic eruption! In this case, the lava is rising in the vent so fast that a small glimpse of red glow can be seen intermittently before it crusts over or is blown apart. What a sight! Do you think the scientists were a little excited?


Media Credits

Video, courtesy of Submarine Ring of Fire 2006 Exploration, NOAA Vents Program.


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