Discovery of the largest historic silicic submarine eruption

Carey, Rebecca J.; Wysoczanski, Richard; Wunderman, Richard; Jutzeler, Martin. 2014 Discovery of the largest historic silicic submarine eruption. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 95 (19). 157-159.

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It was likely twice the size of the renowned Mount St. Helens eruption of 1980 and perhaps more than 10 times bigger than the more recent 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption in Iceland. However, unlike those two events, which dominated world news headlines, in 2012 the daylong submarine silicic eruption at Havre volcano in the Kermadec Arc, New Zealand (Figure 1a; ~800 kilometers north of Auckland, New Zealand), passed without fanfare. In fact, for a while no one even knew it had occurred.

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Additional Keywords: Submarine Eruption; Pumice Raft; Havre volcano; Kermadec Arc
Date made live: 14 May 2014 09:47 +0 (UTC)

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