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Axial Seamount off Oregon coast eruption potential

  1. May 3, 2015 #1

    Astronuc

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    "Axial Seamount (also Coaxial Seamount or Axial Volcano) is a seamount and submarine volcano located on the Juan de Fuca Ridge, approximately 480 km (298 mi) west of Cannon Beach, Oregon."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axial_Seamount

    http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/eoi/axial_site.html

    Researchers think Axial Seamount off Northwest coast is erupting – right on schedule
    http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2015/apr/researchers-think-axial-seamount-northwest-coast-erupting-–-right-schedule
    'Wired' Underwater Volcano May Be Erupting Off Oregon
    http://news.yahoo.com/wired-underwater-volcano-may-erupting-off-oregon-194611197.html
    http://www.ooi.washington.edu/story/Axial+Seamount

    It will be interesting to see if and when it breaks surface.
     
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  3. May 3, 2015 #2

    D H

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    I wouldn't call that interesting. I would call that :))

    From http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/eoi/axial_site.html
    An eruption that could raise the peak by 1400 meters -- I don't want to see that happen.
     
  4. May 4, 2015 #3

    davenn

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    I haven't found how deep the ocean is there

    if it is already 1400m below sea level ( how tall is it). And obviously another 1400 metre rise will bring it to the surface
    get ya bids in fast for the purchase of some new real estate :wink:

    Dave
     
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