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Detection and Location of a New Underwater Volcano


THE irregular appearance of an unusual component of the sea-noise spectrum in the waters to the east of the North Island first attracted attention in 1963. Measurements carried out over a period of several months showed that these signals invariably came from one direction, and led to the conclusion that the source was probably geophysical rather than biological in origin. Cross-bearing measurements ultimately pointed to the source lying some 160 miles east-north-east of Great Barrier Island.

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KIBBLEWHITE, A. Detection and Location of a New Underwater Volcano. Nature 210, 938–939 (1966).

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