Deepest volcano caught on Pacific Ocean video !!

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Deepest volcano caught on Pacific Ocean video !!
« on: 24/02/2010 19:20:20 »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8419736.stm


Amazing video has been obtained in the Pacific Ocean of the deepest undersea eruption ever recorded.

The pictures show lavas bursting into the water at the West Mata submarine volcano, which is sited about 200km (125 miles) south-west of the Samoas.
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« Reply #1 on: 24/02/2010 19:35:50 »
That is awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: 24/02/2010 20:03:42 »
It is isn't it ?

From what I understand they've never been able to capture an actual eruption of that extent on film before...well..until now that is !
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« Reply #3 on: 24/02/2010 23:12:01 »
Cool  , er, Hot , er, Awesome!

Wonder which poor cameraman drew the short straw?? [:o]


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« Reply #4 on: 25/02/2010 12:10:49 »
Nice footage.  I've seen film of pillow lava forming underwater, from land based run-offs, but none of underwater explosive activity before.

I'm a bit surprised that they were willing to venture so close to the vent (perhaps they were hoping get the insurance money  [;)])
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« Reply #5 on: 25/02/2010 13:33:51 »
Thanks for all liking the footage.

It was in fact a robotic submersible that filmed it so it was quite safe !
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« Reply #6 on: 26/02/2010 08:46:54 »
That beats any special effect hollywood could come up with.

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« Reply #7 on: 26/02/2010 09:59:58 »
It is pretty awesome. I've actually used this as the basis of a feature I thought it was so good :)
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