How volcanoes explode in the deep sea

Date: June 29, 2020

Source: ScienceDaily

Explosive volcanic eruptions are possible deep down in the sea — although the water masses exert enormous pressure there. An international team reports in the journal Nature Geoscience how this can happen.

Most volcanic eruptions take place unseen at the bottom of the world’s oceans. In recent years, oceanography has shown that this submarine volcanism not only deposits lava but also ejects large amounts of volcanic ash.

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