Discovery of the largest historic silicic submarine eruption
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-22, 02:20 authored by Rebecca CareyRebecca Carey, Wysoczanski, R, Wunderman, R, Martin JutzelerMartin Jutzeler
It was likely twice the size of the renowned Mount St. Helens eruption of 1980 and perhaps more than 10 times bigger than the more recent 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption in Iceland. However, unlike those two events, which dominated world news headlines, in 2012 the daylong submarine silicic eruption at Havre volcano in the Kermadec Arc, New Zealand (Figure 1a; ~800 kilometers north of Auckland, New Zealand), passed without fanfare. In fact, for a while no one even knew it had occurred.
Department/SchoolSchool of Natural Sciences
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Place of publicationUnited States of America
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