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Underwater Volcano Eruptions Sound like Gunshots And Can Travel 10,000 Miles Through The Ocean
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Buried in the depths of the oceans, over a million enormous underwater volcanoes puncture the seabed. Using hydrophones—special microphones designed for use underwater—scientists from the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recorded the sounds of two volcanos erupting. Presenting their findings at the 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in New Orleans, the team, led by Gabrielle Tepp, from the AVO, show how different eruptions sound drastically different—while some explosions lasted hours, others ripped through the sea like gunshots. read more
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