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Volcano lurking under Pacific’s surface has an explosive past

A solid lava block collected from the summit of a newly-discovered underwater volcano Oomurodashi

Samples of solid lava from the summit of the underwater volcano Oomurodashi helped scientists to determine that it erupted 7,000–10,000 years ago. Credit: JAMSTEC

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Nature 607, 424 (2022)



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