MAY 04, 2015 8:20 AM PDT

Rumblings From the Deep

Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration along with researchers from Oregon State University believe the undersea volcano known as Axial Seamount could be in the midst of an eruption.
A map shows the location of Axial Seamount off the coast of Oregon
The volcano is located about 250 miles off the coast of Oregon, and a series of recent quakes and seafloor movements have been picked up by instruments at the site starting on April 24, 2015. None of the activity was strong enough to create a tsunami or even be felt on land however. This series of movements was accurately predicted in the fall of 2014 when experts forecast that an eruption would occur within the next 15 months.


(Source: NOAA, University Of Oregon, video from USA Today)
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