Study Of Underwater Volcano Off Oregon Coast Helps Predict … – OPB

Undersea image of Axial Seamont.

Undersea image of Axial Seamont.

Oregon State University

An underwater volcano, some 300 miles off the Oregon Coast, is providing clues about how to better understand — and predict — eruptions.

The seamount erupted in 1998, 2011 and 2015.

Researchers from Oregon State University, NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, and the University of North Carolina found that after each eruption, the seafloor dropped by about eight feet and then gradually rose back up again over several years.

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