Undersea ‘sharkcano’ eruption captured in spectacular satellite images

Kavachi Volcano, an active submarine volcano in the Solomon Islands, has long been home to sharks. However their once-peaceful playground in the southwest Pacific Ocean recently became a bit less serene.

In recent months, NASA satellite images detected plumes of discolored water over the volcano — tell-tale signs of volcanic activity, hinting at multiple eruptions. The images were captured by the Operational Land Imager-2 (OLI-2) onboard the Landsat-9 satellite, according to the Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program.

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