Scientists have recorded the largest underwater catastrophe in the history

The eruption of the underwater volcano Le Havre, which occurred in 2012, has become the strongest in its class over the past 100 years. This was reported by volcanologists at the University of Tasmania. The article of scientists is published in the journal Science Advances.

It is noted that at first, the eruption remained unnoticed by scientists. Soon volcanologists discovered a large floating island of pumice, porous volcanic rock off the coast of New Zealand with an area of up to 26 000 square kilometers. The thickness of it reached 3.5 meters. Three months after the eruption, the mass split into separate pieces of rock, some of which sank to the seabed, while others were nailed to the shores of the islands of Tonga, New Zealand and Australia… (read more)


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