Scientists Say Underwater Volcano Eruption Was The ‘Largest Ever Recorded’

  • “The eruption reached record heights, being the first we’ve ever seen to break through into the mesosphere,” said New Zealand National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) marine geologist Kevin Mackay.
  • “It was like a shotgun blast directly into the sky,” he added.
  • The eruption in the South Pacific Ocean displaced 10 cubic kilometers of seafloor, which is equal to 2.6 million Olympic sized swimming pools, according to the NIWA.
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