December 1, 2023



The largest deep-ocean volcanic eruption of the past century was almost missed by everybody on Earth

Strange Sounds

November 26, 2021

She was flying home from a holiday in Samoa when she saw it through the airplane window: a “peculiar large mass” floating on the ocean, hundreds of kilometres off the north coast of New Zealand.

The Kiwi passenger emailed photos of the strange ocean slick to scientists, who realized what it was – a raft of floating rock spewed from an underwater volcano, produced in the largest eruption of its kind ever recorded.

Read more…

%d bloggers like this: