Kavachi volcano is a underwater volcanic structure Active in the Solomon Islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The place that was long ago Shark ShelterThe calm may have been jeopardized, as it showed signs of volcanic activity. Discovered by NASA satellite images who discovered clouds of discolored water above the volcano.
The images were recorded by an Operational Land Imager-2 (OLI-2) aboard the Landsat-9 satellite, according to Smithsonian International Volcanism Program.
According to a statement issued by NASA Earth ObservatoryThe volcano may have started erupting last October, but changes in the color of the water above the volcano were not noticed by researchers until April and May of this year.
Prior to this, the most recent major Kavachi eruptions occurred in 2014 and 2007. long live scienceAnd In 2015, during an expedition to the volcano, experts were surprised to discover that despite its turbulent history, the crater is also home to hammerhead and silken sharks.
In an article published in 2016 in the magazine oceanography Titled “Exploring Sharkcano”, the scientists reported that the presence of sharks in the crater of the volcano has raised “new questions about the environment of active underwater volcanoes and the harsh environments in which large marine animals exist.”
Kavachi Peak lies at a depth of about 20 meters below sea level, and its base spreads across the sea floor to a depth of 1.2 kilometers. The volcano is located about 15 miles (24 km) south of Fangono Island, one of more than 900 islands that make up archipelago Solomon Islands.
Residents of neighboring islands regularly report seeing steam and ash on the surface of the water.
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