There is a volcano deep in the Pacific Ocean, in the US Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, that has (probably) erupted last month and needs more monitoring. no one noticed.
We’re talking about Ahyi Seamount, a submarine volcano about 18 kilometers off the island of Farallon de Pajaros. L’United States Geological Survey He described the situation as follows:There are no local monitoring stations near Ahyi Seamount, limiting our ability to detect and characterize volcanic fluctuations at the site.”.
The hydroacoustic sensors closest to the site were placed on Wake Island’s coral island, which collected activity signals in mid-October. At first it was unclear whether these were of volcanic or seismic identity. Suspicion was extinguished on November 9 when researchers were able to observe satellite images. color change on the water surface, where Ahyi Seamount is located; Scientists think it’s material ejected from the volcano.
Despite the lack of further on-site investigation, the evidence looks quite convincing. “Taken together, these data strongly suggest that: Ahyi is the source of activityalthough there are several other seamounts in the area“saidUnited States Geological Survey.
Ahyi Seamount is not famous for being a “calm” ocean relief; In fact, in 2014 there was an explosion powerful and explosive enough to be heard by divers at Farallon de Pajaros. As a result of the event, a new crater was formed near the summit of the volcano. As if that wasn’t enough, the geological structure is part of the Izu-Bonin-Marianne arc. More than 60 active volcanoes.
That’s why USGS scientists recommend sailors give it a try. avoid the area right nowAgain “there is currently nothing to indicate that the eruption will intensify and grow”, said geophysicist Matt Haney.
Continuing from the topic, did you know that there is a marine volcano in Antarctica that caused 85 earthquakes in four months?
Source: Every Eye