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Discovery of the largest historic silicic submarine eruption


Carey, RJ and Wysoczanski, R and Wunderman, R and Jutzeler, M, Discovery of the largest historic silicic submarine eruption, Eos, 95, (19) pp. 157-164. ISSN 2324-9250 (2014) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]


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DOI: doi:10.1002/2014EO190001


It was likely twice the size of the renowned Mount St. Helens eruption of 1980 and perhaps more than 10 times bigger than the more recent 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption in Iceland. However, unlike those two events, which dominated world news headlines, in 2012 the daylong submarine silicic eruption at Havre volcano in the Kermadec Arc, New Zealand (Figure 1a; ~800 kilometers north of Auckland, New Zealand), passed without fanfare. In fact, for a while no one even knew it had occurred.

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:submarine eruption, havre volcano, kermadec volcanic arc, explosive eruption
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Volcanology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Carey, RJ (Associate Professor Rebecca Carey)
UTAS Author:Jutzeler, M (Dr Martin Jutzeler)
ID Code:91375
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Earth Sciences
Deposited On:2014-05-15
Last Modified:2016-12-09
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