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Energy Unleashed by Volcanic Eruptions Deep in Our Oceans Could Power All of the United States – SciTechDaily

Volcanic eruptions deep in our oceans are capable of extremely powerful releases of energy, at a rate high enough to power the whole of the United States, according…

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West Mato Volcano erupting in 2009. Credit: Image courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Volcanic eruptions deep in our oceans are capable of extremely powerful releases of energy, at a rate high enough to power the whole of the United States, according to research published today.
Eruptions from deep-sea volcanoes were long-thought to be relatively uninteresting compared with those on land. While terrestrial volcanoes often produce spectacular eruptions, dispersing volcanic…

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