Published on Jan 11, 2018
The world's largest deep ocean volcanic eruption in a century happened 1000 kilometres north east of the North Island. A gigantic pumice raft - 400 square kilometres in size - that was found floating in the ocean near New Zealand in 2012 showed the underwater eruption had occurred. The "complex" eruption involved 14 aligned vents causing a "massive rupture". Named Havre. Havre, which had been discovered about 600 miles from New Zealand's North Island just a decade earlier, sent a plume from 700 meters below sea level to the surface. Read more here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/science/10047... The study is published in the journal Science Advances. http://advances.sciencemag.org/conten... Satellite images https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Nat...