Axial Seamount Research Paper

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Due from research, I have learned about Axial Seamounts. I have taken this research paper upon myself and researched a lot about axial seamounts. Juan de Fuca Ridge is one the axial seamounts in the United States. Juan de Fuca Ridge is located in Oregon. The Axial Seamount is located next to the Juan de Fuca Ridge, but on the Juan de Fuca Plate. The Juan de Fuca Ridge is a mid-ocean ridge. The Axial Seamount was formed by the many earthquakes that kept happening in that area. In a three day span of all the earthquakes, the sea floor dropped over 2.4 m. They can also be created by divergent bonds by the sea spreading apart. Axial Seamounts are submarine volcanoes. Seamounts are located by the northeast Pacific Ocean. The nearby states that…show more content…
The active underwater volcano is located 300 miles off the coast of Oregon, Washington. Researchers and scientists already had a clue that this event would take place sometime. Based on previous research and their forecast about the eruption, you can see how volcanos inflate and deflate like a balloon. The Seamount spreads about 5-10 centimeters a year. Researchers and scientists think it will erupt again in 2018. The two main ways of detecting future eruptions is the amount of earthquakes and the magma. Hydrophones, Robotic Submersibles, Sonar, Seismic Analysis, are the technology that they use. The Seamount has erupted in 1998, 2011, and again in 2015. A caldera is a large crater that’s volcanic. It’s normally formed from a major eruption then the collapse of the mouth of the volcano. Yes, Axial Seamounts does have a caldera. The caldera is 3 km, which is 1.8 miles. One cool interesting fact I learned, a signal of an Axial Seamount eruption is that there are thousands of earthquakes within minutes. The other one that I thought was cool was, that researchers want to see how Axial Seamounts can affect humans. I thought that was cool, because people don’t know what volcanoes can do to living
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