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Axial Seamount off Oregon coast eruption potential

  1. May 3, 2015 #1


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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."


    Researchers think Axial Seamount off Northwest coast is erupting – right on schedule
    'Wired' Underwater Volcano May Be Erupting Off Oregon

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

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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


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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:

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