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Submarine Volcano Fukutoku-Okanoba Erupts

Fukutoku-Okanoba erupted in early February 2010, releasing steam and ash plumes and coloring the nearby ocean water.
Submarine Volcano Fukutoku-Okanoba Erupts
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Submarine Volcano Fukutoku-Okanoba Erupts

Acquired February 9, 2010, this image shows ocean water discolored by the submarine eruption of Fukutoku-Okanoba. The water affected by ash appears electric blue, in contrast to the surrounding navy blue water.

Published Feb 11, 2010

Water Volcanoes

Submarine Volcano Fukutoku-Okanoba Erupts
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Submarine Volcano Fukutoku-Okanoba Erupts

Acquired February 11, 2010, this true-color image shows water discoloration immediately west of the underwater summit of Fukutoku-Okanoba. Clouds overhead might result from vapor emissions, but might be unrelated to volcanic activity.

Published Feb 11, 2010

Water Volcanoes