by Brendan

Looking at volcanoes is one the pleasures of being an earth scientist, particularly when they are erupting, however it is quite rare to come across footage of a submarine eruption – that is a volcano erupting under the sea.

I did come across this video of the Hades vent of the West Mata volcano erupting, courtesy of the NSF and NOAA from the United States. Have a look and see what is a common but rearely captured phenomenon.