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Submarine Volcanic Eruption (Clip)
Date: May 1, 2009
Running Time: 00:00:36

In May 2009, the ROV Jason captured these images of violent explosions of the West Mata volcano near Fiji. At almost 4,000 feet underwater, this is the deepest erupting volcano ever witnessed and captured on video. It's also the first time anyone has ever observed the formation of deep-ocean seafloor as it's happening.
Watch spectacular underwater footage gathered by the Okeanos Explorer as it investigates and maps the world's ocean depths.