Vesuvius size eruption under the Arctic, 1999
Posted by thebosun on June 26, 2008
MAJOR volcanic eruption went almost totally undetected under the Arctic….
The Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD and buried thriving Pompeii under a layer of ash and pumice. Far away in the Arctic Ocean, at 85° N 85° E, a similarly violent volcanic eruption happened almost undetected in 1999…..Press release from EurekAlert: International expedition discovers gigantic volcanic eruption in the Arctic Ocean….An international team of researchers was able to provide evidence of explosive volcanism in the deeps of the ice-covered Arctic Ocean for the first time. Researchers from an expedition to the Gakkel Ridge, led by the American Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), report in the current issue of the journal Nature that they discovered, with a specially developed camera, extensive layers of volcanic ash on the seafloor, which indicates a gigantic volcanic eruption.