Underwater eruption largest in living memory

Passengers on a plane flight in 2012 saw something strange from the air: a raft of floating rock called pumice that grew to be roughly the size of Philadelphia, over 150 square miles, in the southwest Pacific Ocean. The raft hinted at an unusually large underwater volcanic eruption. In 2015, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the University of Tasmania led an investigation to collect materials and map the volcano - and they found some surprises.[...]

Underwater eruption largest in living memory

US-Australian team find surprises and complexity at Pacific ocean volcano site. Andrew Masterson reports.

Sun 14 Jan 18 from Cosmos Magazine

Biggest volcanic eruption in 100 years went unnoticed 

The University of Tazmania found that a 2012 eruption off the coast of New Zealand was the largest seen for a century. The findings have been described as a 'scientific goldmine.'

Fri 12 Jan 18 from Daily Mail

Little-known 2012 volcanic eruption was actually the largest in over a century, new data shows

It was huge, and we might have missed it completely!

Wed 10 Jan 18 from ZME Science

Massive underwater volcanic eruption spewed rock raft visible from space

Passengers on a plane flight in 2012 saw something strange from the air: a raft of floating rock called pumice that grew to be roughly the size of Philadelphia, over 150 square miles, in the ...

Mon 15 Jan 18 from Inhabitat

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