Friday, February 17, 2012

El Hierro still churning the Atlantic...

as the submarine eruption continues unabated, seen in this satellite image acquired on 10 February 2012 (click to enlarge):
More information about this image can be found at NASA's Earth Observatory, and here's a days-old video of the activity.  The summit is reportedly "now only 120 meters beneath the ocean surface - 10 meters higher than it was in mid January."

RELATED:  I'll be in the Canary archipelago in early May with Zegrahm Expeditions and, if there are no maritime restrictions, we'll anchor here and explore the plume in a Zodiac, and maybe take a sample of the floating pumice.  Big fun ahead.

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