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Fukutoku-Okanoba Submarine Volcano

The Fukutoku-Okanoba Submarine Volcano Exploded:

The Fukutoku-Okanoba Submarine Volcano exploded in the Pacific Ocean, off Japan.

  • Earlier, a surge of Earthquakes and the ground swelling was noticed at Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano.
  • It is situated about 25 metres below the sea, five kilometres north of Japan’s South Iwo Jima Island.
  • The plume reached a height of 16 kilometres above the surface, which poses a risk to the passage of planes and ships.
  • Plume went straight from being a submarine event to an eruption cloud reaching the lower boundary of the Stratosphere, this is not very common for this type of volcano.
  • Normally lower-level plumes are seen from submarine eruptions.
  • Eruption and submarine hydrothermal activities often cause water discoloration in the area, and during eruption, the volcano has built several temporary new islands.