Kawachi Volcano a Underwater volcanic structure Active in the Solomon Islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. An old place Shark shelter, As it shows signs of volcanic activity, its calm may be compromised. Finding the way NASA satellite images Discovered clouds of water of different colors above the volcano.
The images were taken by Operational Land Imager-2 (OLI-2) on the Landsat-9 satellite. Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program.
According to a statement issued Earth Observatory Dr. NASAThe volcano probably erupted last October, but researchers only noticed changes in the color of the water above the volcano in April and May this year.
Prior to that, the latest Kawachi bombings took place in 2014 and 2007. Live Science, In 2015, during an expedition to the volcano, despite its turbulent history, the crater was discovered to be home to hammerhead heads and silky sharks.
In an article in the journal 2016 Oceanography Under the heading “Exploring the Sharkano”, scientists report that the presence of sharks in the crater has raised “new questions about the environment of active underwater volcanoes and the extreme environment in which large marine life exists.”
Kawachi’s peak is about 20 meters below sea level, and its base extends to a depth of 1.2 km below sea level. The volcano is located about 15 miles (24 km) south of Wangunu Island, one of more than 900 islands. Island community Of the Solomon Islands.
Residents of nearby islands have reported frequent sightings of steam and ash on the surface of the water.
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