Active Submarine Volcanism in the Austral Islands

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Science  13 Feb 1970:
Vol. 167, Issue 3920, pp. 977-979
DOI: 10.1126/science.167.3920.977


An active submarine volcano has been found on a southeastward extension of the Austral Islands chain. Its last eruption, in May 1967, was detected by North Pacific hydrophones. The position computed by sofar was 32 kilometers northwest of that found in a search by echo sounder, 29°01'S, 140°17'W. The minimum depth encountered was 460 meters.

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