kawachi a volcano submarine Located near the Solomon Islands, it erupted and NASA captured the moment in a series of images taken from space. The US agency called it “Sharko”, as a large number of sharks live in this area.
In recent months, NASA satellites have detected light-colored plumes of water in the western Pacific Ocean. According to specialists, these changes reveal that Underwater volcano erupted several times.
Pictures were taken by Operational Ground Imaging System-2 (OLI-2)remote sensing instrument on board the satellite Landsat-9.
The researchers observed changes in the color of the water over the volcano between April and May. But they explained that the volcano may have started erupting since last October, according to a statement from the Ministry of Defense NASA Earth Observatory.
The height of the volcano’s summit is estimated to be about 20 meters below sea level, and its base is at a depth of 1.2 kilometers.
This is not the first eruption of this underwater volcano
Prior to this activity, experts observed large eruptions of Cavaci in 2007 and 2014.
“The volcano erupts almost continuously, and residents of nearby inhabited islands often report visible steam and ash.”
The underwater volcano is named after the sea god of the Gatokae and Vangunu peoples, and is also sometimes referred to as Rigo Kvachi tea or “Kavachi oven”.
Since it first erupted in 1939, Cavaci She created ephemeral islands on several occasions. But the islands, up to one kilometer long, were eroded and washed away by the action of the waves.
Shark is the home of sharks
“Sharkcano” got its nickname after A 2015 Expedition You will find two types of sharks, along with active microbial communities, living inside the crater.
During the investigation, experts noticed scalloped hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) silk sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) Living in hot acidic water.
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