Most Powerful Underwater Eruption Creates a New Volcano

Most Powerful Underwater Eruption Creates a New Volcano

A major volcanic event occurred in 2018, a few kilometers away from the Eastern coast of Mayotte, meaning a French territory. After the investigation started, a new volcano was found, according to Yahoo News.

The study paper confirms the following:

This is the largest active submarine eruption ever documented.

An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 was also triggered.

Magma reservoir present in the asthenosphere

The manga reservoir from the asthenosphere is suspected by scientists to have been drained through the crust. Tectonic processes are thought to have damaged the lithosphere, meaning the layer near the asthenosphere.

According to Wikipedia, Mayotte is an overseas department/region and also a single territorial collectivity of France. It’s officially named the Department of Mayotte. Mayotte is located in the northern Mozambique Channel, meaning somewhere in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Southeast Africa. More precisely, the region is located between northwestern Madagascar and the northeastern part of Mozambique.

Volcanoes sure represent a major problem of the world, although many of them are inactive. For instance, the volcano that erupted recently in the Spanish region of La Palma caused a lot of trouble. Many people were evacuated from their homes, and a leader of the country even opted for emergency funds.

Pedro Sanchez, the Prime Minister of Spain, has pledged the amount of over 206 million euros in aid to the La Palma island, according to CNN that cites him saying:

Next Tuesday, the cabinet will approve a very powerful series of measures with regard to the reconstruction of infrastructure, responding to the problem of water supply, also employment, agriculture, the tourist sector, and fiscal benefits.

We strongly hope that everybody is safe and as far away as possible from volcanic eruptions!

Asheley Rice

I am a pop culture and social media expert. Aside from writing about the latest news health, I also enjoy pop culture and Yoga. I have BA in American Cultural Studies and currently enrolled in a Mass-Media MA program. I like to spend my spring breaks volunteering overseas.

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