The Earth is a place full of life with numerous incredible phenomena. One of them occurred in the Solomon Islands: a satellite of the NASA caught the moment when the huge submarine volcano Kavachi, home to some aquatic animals, erupted in the depths of the Pacific Ocean. The extraordinary event went viral social networks.
kavachilocated about 24 kilometers south of an island called Vangunu, received the name of “Sharkano” (the mixture of the words shark and volcano in English), after a scientific expedition (2015) found two shark species (silky and scalloped hammer) “living in the crater”.
“They were observed populations of gelatinous animals, small fish and sharks within the active craterraising new questions about the ecology of active submarine volcanoes and the extreme environments in which large marine animals may exist.”, the scientists wrote in the paper called “Exploring the Sharkcano”.
Since then, specialists have been investigating the creatures that live around and within Kavachi, considering one of the most active submarine volcanoes in the Pacific.
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Now him NASA Earth Observatory shared satellite images of Kavachi volcano erupting. The photo, recorded on May 14, 2022 using the powerful Operational Land Imager telescope, showed a column of discolored water emitted for this geological structure. According to the space agency, the phenomenon lasted “several days in April and greater than 2022″.
“Prior to this recent activity, large eruptions were observed at Kavachi in 2014 and 2007. The volcano erupts almost continuouslyand residents of nearby inhabited islands often report visible steam and ash (…) The island is named after a god of the sea of the Gatokae and Vangunu peoples, and is sometimes also known as Rejo te Kvachi, or Kavachi Oven,” NASA detailed in a statement.
How is life in Solomon Islands?
Solomon Islands is an independent island country located in Oceania and is part of the Commonwealth of Nations. Wikipedia. Its main economic activity is based on subsistence agriculture, fishing and forestry.